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Chelsea expect Diego Costa to return in training at Cobham and want him to get match fit for Premier League upcoming games, according to reports in England this morning.

The Spaniard, who was expected to be back from holidays on July 17, has been reportedly fined for his behavior.

Diego Costa criticized manager Antonio Conte in an interview with the Daily Mail, published yesterday.

“In January, things happened with the coach – Diego Costa said – I was on the brink of renewing my contract and they put the brakes on it.

“I suspect the manager was behind it. He asked for that to happen. I have seen the sort of person he is. He has his own opinion and that will not change. I respect him as a great coach. He has done a good job and I can see that, but as a person, no”.


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Chelsea are preparing for Sunday’s London derby vs Tottenham at Wembley: manager Antonio Conte knows his team have to improve and to prepare well ahead of a tough Premier League game.

“We have one week to try to find the right solution,” – Conte told Chelsea official website – “It will be a really tough game but we must be ready, and show the same will and desire to fight that we did in the second half. We need to show that from the start. We will work again to try to improve to avoid the mistakes we made against Burnley and prepare in the right way for the Tottenham game. I’m not worried because it is normal during the game to have different situations – positive and negative. It is important for me that we don’t close our eyes, but to focus on our mistakes and try to work and improve. We have to put all of ourselves into the job”.

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Schalke 04 want to sign defender Baba Rahman on loan after the full-back made 20 appearances for the German outfit last season, according to reports in England.

The Bundesliga side are now in talks with Chelsea over bringing the 23-year-old defender back on a season-long loan.

Baba suffered a serious knee injury while playing with Ghana national team at the African Nations Cup in January.

Schalke sporting director Christian Heidel said: “We are in talks with the player, his advisor and Chelsea. Ultimately, it is about when Baba will be able to play again. No decision has yet been made”.

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Chelsea are trying to sign new players as boss Antonio Conte needs to strengthen his squad as soon as possible.

The Blues are reportedly set to place a double bid for Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk and Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic following their home defeat against Burnley in the Premier League opener.

The Dutchman has handed in a transfer request a few days ago, while Perisic is a long-term target for Manchester United.

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Diego Costa spoke in an interview with the Daily Mail and attacked Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte, since he’s considered the responsible for his premature departure from Stamford Bridge.

“In January, things happened with the coach – Diego Costa explained – I was on the brink of renewing my contract and they put the brakes on it.

“I suspect the manager was behind it. He asked for that to happen. I have seen the sort of person he is. He has his own opinion and that will not change. I respect him as a great coach. He has done a good job and I can see that, but as a person, no.

The Spaniard says the text message he received at the end of season was ‘a shock’: “I was with the Spain national team, alone in my room, when it (the text message) came through. It was a shock to get it like that. I was showing it to my team-mates and they could not believe how he had done it. I was angry at the time. Now I am more calm.

“I have not deleted the message. If people accuse me of lying, I can show them. It was clear, saying that he didn’t count on me and wishing me the best for the future. Full stop. Conte has his mentality. He thinks it’s the best way of working.

Then Diego Costa added: “My idea would be to go to Madrid, train there, get in the best physical shape and be ready to fire ahead of the World Cup. I’ve spoken to Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia. I said, “If the manager doesn’t want me, I want to go to Atletico Madrid”. I have rejected other offers. They want to sell me to China or other teams.

“If I have to I will stay in Brazil. I am open to being a year in Brazil without playing, even if Chelsea fine me for a year and don’t pay me. I’ll come back stronger. If I was in the wrong, I’d go back now and do as they say.”

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After Chelsea‘s shocking Premier League‘s opener vs Burnley, Paul Hayward believes Antonio Conte has a lot of responsibilities for the outcome of the Stamford Bridge‘s game.

“I think Chelsea have got good reason to feel aggrieved with the way Conte is carrying on,” – Hayward told Sky Sports. – “This grumbling began at the end of last season, and it picked up momentum from the minute they won the title. This message went around that Conte felt he didn’t have enough players to compete on two fronts the following season, that’s standard fare for a manager, pushing early to get bodies in.  But it has continued unabated. When you look at the players they’ve bought, they’ve done reasonably well in the transfer window.  But Conte has appeared relentlessly unsettled or unhappy. Everyone knows that with the Chelsea manager, the owner and the people around him like to play the transfer game, like a bit of a hobby, almost like a poker game that they all enjoy. Conte knew that, but he also knows they won the title and had an extremely good season and had built something to progress from, and yet he seems to want to destabilise everything.”


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According to The Sun, goalkeeper Eduardo wants to leave Chelsea.

The article suggests that the Portuguese keeper, who signed a contract extension this summer, believed to be Thibaut Courtois back-up, but then Chelsea reached a deal with Willy Caballero and now Eduardo fears he could lose his place in the Portugal team who will play the World Cup next summer in Russia.

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Schalke 04 chief reveals the German club are in talks with Chelsea for Baba Rahman’s loan.

The player, who joined the Blues in 2015 from Ausburg has already made 21 appearances last season with Schalke 04 before suffering a cruciate ligament injury.

“We are in talks with the player, his agent and Chelsea,” – Christian Heidel said. – “Ultimately, it is about when Baba will be able to play again. No decision has been made yet.”

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Andreas Christensen made his debut for Chelsea in the first half against Burnley, replacing Boga after Gary Cahill was sent off.

“I think everyone knows what happened. – the defensive-midfielder said – We have to pick ourselves up and look forward to the next game”.

“We could have taken something from this match. When we got the first goal, the belief grew and you could feel it in the stadium as well. The noise and everything just went to another level and we could have got something”.

Chelsea came from behind in the second half scoring twice with Alvaro Morata and David Luiz: “We’re proud of our second half – Christensen noted – we fought well and we know we had made it difficult for ourselves in the first half. I think everyone is quite clear what happened and now we are just looking forward”.

“We have to fight the same way. Be clever, play our type of football again and I’m sure everybody is looking forward to Tottenham next week”.


According to Brazilian website UOL, Willian's future at Stamford Bridge is not very sure, especially if Antonio Conte will mantain his role as the Blues manager. The Brazilian website claim they have...