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Diego Costa © Francesca Ceciarini

Atletico Madrid chairman Enrique Cerezo spoke to Spanish radio Onda Cero about Chelsea striker Diego Costa.

In fact, it’s no mystery the Spanish side would like to bring back the forward to the Vicente Calderón in next summer transfer window but Chelsea are really keen to keep him, as well as their new manager Antonio Conte:

He’s got a contract with Chelsea and we must respect this,” Cerezo said.

“To negotiate with Chelsea will be really hard, almost impossible.

“We don’t have to forget he is one of the Blues stars. 

“If Falcao was close to come back last January? He was injured and we didn’t know really well the injury’s extent.”

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Not even the time to celebrate the new contract with Chelsea: new Blues manager Antonio Conte risks a six months jail sentence in Italy for match fixing.

The Court of Cremona ( a city in Lombardy, North Italy, the same region of Milan) that are running the trial for the match fixing of several games in Serie B ( Italian second division) in the seasons 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 asked a six months jail sentence for the Italian coach, next Chelsea manager, this morning.

Conte was Siena coach in 2010-2011 and is accused to have agreed a match fixing in the game Albinoleffe-Siena, that was played on 29 May 2011.

The final sentence will be read in one month by the judge, this is just the request that Procura di Cremona ( a kind of Court in Italy) asked for him.

Conte also asked for a fast-track trial, so that he couldn’t be annoyed by the it during EURO 2016 or his experience at Chelsea.

Usually, when a person asks this kind of trial, the sentence is reduced too.

Conte already had a sporting justice sentence, when he was suspended four months in the summer of 2012 ( initially were ten months, that were then reduced) for the same reasons: he was managing Juventus at that time and was forced to watch the games of his team from the stands since he was having just a touchline ban, but was allowed to be in charge for the training sessions and everything else regarding the first team.

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Following the recent appointment of Antonio Conte, it is understood that Roma star Miralem Pjanic has flown to London to discuss a potential contract with Chelsea.

The Bosnian international has made 28 appearances for Roma this season, scoring 9 goals and managing 10 assists. However, it is thought that Conte would use Pjanic as a holding player alongside Nemanja Matic to add pace and strength to his midfield.

Roma value the player at £31m which wouldn’t be too much of a problem for Antonio Conte‘s Chelsea.

Manchester United are also said to be interested in the player and it could develop into a bidding war.

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The Blues won their last game thanks to Thibaut Courtois' penalty

Express Sport claims the Blues will allow Thibaut Courtois to leave if a bid of around £60m is received; the Belgian International could be replaced with Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster, who seems to be the Blues number one target.

Recently, Chelsea goalkeeper spoke about his future: “I don’t know where I will be the next season, I have a contract for other three years and I don’t know what my club wants to do.”

“I want to finish well this season, even if this will be the only one where I won’t win any title. Of course this season changed me, now I hope to do well at EURO 2016 with Belgium.”

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According to The Sun new Chelsea boss Antonio Conte will decide John Terry’s future with Blues after a face-to-face meeting.

It is understood Conte well knows J.T. influence over the entire squad, but his decision will depend on whether he can unite the squad; the captain is out of contract at the end of the season and there are many doubts and scepticism about an extension.

Anyway, Conte’s arrival at Stamford Bridge could change several things and John Terry could receive another chance.

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Manchester United and Chelsea Under 21 sides drew 1-1 tonight in U21 Premier League game at Old Trafford.

The goals were scored by Palmer for Chelsea at minute 17′ and bye Weir for Man United at minute 60.

Chelsea are still fifth in U21 Premier League Division One table with 27 points but got four games in hand, Man United are second with 38 points, 5 under Sunderland that is top of the table with 43, but with three games in hands.

MANCHESTER UNITED – Johnstone, Riley, Williams, Jones (Redmond 75), Borthwick-Jackson, McNair, Varela, Love, Young, A.Pereira (Rothwell 88), Weir (c)
Unused Subs: J.Pereira, El-Fitouri, McTominay

CHELSEA – Beeney, Dabo (c), Tomori, Clarke-Salter, Aina, Colkett, Quintero (Colley 65), Ali, Abraham, Palmer (Feruz 72), Mitchell
Unused subs: Baxter, Sammut

Scorers: Palmer ‘17, Weir 60′

Yellow Cards: Clarke-Salter, McNair, Riley, Love

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Also Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia spoke about Antonio Conte‘s appointment as Blues new manager since next summer.

“We are very pleased to have recruited one of the most highly regarded managers in world football,” she said to Chelsea website.

“We are equally pleased to do so before the end of the current season. This aids our future planning.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Guus Hiddink, who has done a great job since he joined us in December.”

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Since the appointment of Antonio Conte as the new Chelsea boss today, chairman Bruce Buck told the clubs official website that he has confidence in the Italian because of his previous success in management and is excited to welcome him to Stamford Bridge.

“Antonio Conte has a record of consistent success in his career as a manager and as a player. We look forward to welcoming him to Stamford Bridge and are confident he will find all he needs to maintain that high standard of achievement.”


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Former Chelsea coach Ray Wilkins believes that newly appointed boss Antonio Conte will want to keep John Terry at Stamford Bridge.

Wilkins told sky sports that Conte will want to learn from Terry and his experience with the club. Wilkins also believes that John Terry is a great player and will be whether he is at Chelsea next season or not.

“John Terry is an exceptional player and he will be for a couple of years, whether he is at Chelsea or elsewhere.

“Antonio will want his experience and will want to pick his brains about what he is coming into.

“I think it’s probably the best kept secret that hasn’t been kept, that [Conte] will be coming. He’s done exceptionally well at Juventus so there is no reason to suggest he won’t do well at Chelsea.

“He’s a youthful, energetic character and there is no reason to suggest he won’t do a good job. This year they’ve had a torrid time and it’s not been pleasant to watch at times but Antonio comes in with a clean sheet.

“He’s very keen on the European scene is [club owner Roman] Abramovich but they have to compete for the Premier League too. Titles are important for a club like Chelsea – the Premier League is their bread and butter.”

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Chelsea interim boss Guus Hiddink spoke after this weekends round of fixtures, praising the Chelsea youngsters.

The Blues beat a lacklustre Aston Villa 4-0 at Villa Park with 4 under-21 players playing. Hiddink spoke to the clubs Official Website about Matt Miazga ‘He had a rather comfortable game, although it’s not easy to play [Rudy] Gestede, but I think he showed he does have the potential,’ said Hiddink.

‘To be honest, this was not the toughest game; when the really good war is going you have to consider how you cope with that, but it’s a good first step for him.

‘He’s coming from a league where it’s a bit naïve and he has to get used to referees in this country giving a little bit more freedom to the attackers, which I like.

‘He has to get used to a little bit of a shuffle, a little bit of a push, where in other leagues the referee might be giving free-kicks. I accept that and like it very much but that’s a bit of naivety he has to leave as soon as possible. But I didn’t see much of that.

‘Miazga’s young, although he looks a little bit older, and the club has to decide what to do for next year, but I don’t mind bringing in youngsters.

‘Loftus-Cheek was brought in earlier this season and also Clarke-Salter played the last 15 minutes. Kenedy had played too. It’s good to see these youngsters especially in this late part of the league.”

Loftus-Cheek completed only his second full game in professional football.

It’s important for him to get the substance of games,’ he said. ‘He was used to being substituted after one hour but on purpose we let him go and suffer a bit.

‘He had the experience of 90 minutes, although it’s not the highest tempo game, but they have to experience it.

‘He had a little bit of cramp at the end and I said, “Come on, that’s good for you!” They have to suffer a bit, that’s good.’

‘It’s good for English football having these guys,’ he said. ‘Other clubs have them too, it’s good to see.

‘When you have an Academy like Chelsea has for a long time, it’s not easy but you must give the players the chance to step up. That’s what we are doing in the second part of the season.’


"Our fans were fantastic today" Chelsea manage Antonio Conte claimed speaking after the game at Britannia Stadium against Stoke City yesterday evening. "They pushed the team a...