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According to The Guardian Chelsea boss Antonio Conte won’t accept any loan request for Michy Batshuayi.

Speculations in the past days were claiming that some clubs like West Ham would have liked to attempt to loan the Belgium international in the January transfer window, as Batshuayi didn’t get much playing time in these past months.

But Conte considers him an important player and he’s ready to start him in the next Boxing Day clash against Bournemouth, when Diego Costa will be suspended after collecting five yellow cards, so it’s difficult the Italian manager will let him go.

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Cesar Azpilicueta is the best defender in the Premier League, this is what Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher reckons.

The Chelsea player adapted to play in 3 men defense, after playing all his career as a full back, since Antonio Conte introduced his new 3-5-2 tactical system:

“I think Azpilicueta is the best defender in the league and if there was any full-back in the league I’d want in my team it would be Azpilicueta.” said the ex English centre-back that now is a Sky Sports pundit.

“You know what you are getting, week in and week out.”

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According to reports coming from Spain, especially from Radio Onda Cero journalist José Ramon de la Morena, Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois is negotiating with Real Madrid.

The Champions of Europe, who this week had their transfer ban reduced to just one window, are reportedly already working on summer deals.

Florentino Perez wants to sign a new goalkeeper, since only Keylor Navas and Kiko Casilla in Zinedine Zidane‘s first-team squad.

The Belgium international is under contract until 2019 but Chelsea have little interest in selling one of their key players.

Courtois disappointed Blues fans many times in the past with some unfortunate declarations, especially when in September he hinted at a La Liga return and revealed he considers himself to be ‘half-Spanish’.

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Chelsea legend Frankie Lampard claims to be very happy for the fantastic period his former club is going through and stated they are the favourites to win the title.

Speaking to Sky Sports UK, he said:

As a Chelsea man it is great to see, all credit to everybody there.

“The manager obviously changed the system after a defeat at Arsenal [Chelsea lost 3-0 in September].

“Nobody would have fancied them to be anywhere near winning the League at that point and now they look the dominant team. 

“I don’t like to tempt fate but I can’t see anyone with the consistency to close the gap, so I fancy Chelsea.”

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World News: Nigerian Star-Skipper John Obi Mikel

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is giving JON OBI MIKEL a ‘raw deal’ this season say fans online a Mirror Sport poll last month and since then he (Mikel) is still is not featuring in games this season. After captaining the Nigerian International team with a vital goal to take them into the semi-finals of the summer Olympics this year, 60% of the online poll thinks so. The Mirror Sport Poll can be found here on: http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/nigeria-boss-blasts-antonio-conte-9242096

Nigeria Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is quoted by saying: “There is a reason why Mikel is not playing for Chelsea right now and that reason is because he played for Nigeria at the Olympics”. Rohr went on to say that: ‘He (Mikel) was punished for that’ and added further by saying: “I cannot punish a player who loves his country and shows that he loves the Green jersey. I am not happy with what is happening to Mikel at his club because he is my captain.

“I spoke about this with Mikel and the club’s technical director [Michael Emenalo]. Mikel is training very well and he plays games in training with the big players at Chelsea.

The Nigerian 29-year old, who at present may seem to be out casted from the team unlike his fellow Nigerian Chelsea team mate, Victor Moses has commented by acknowledging that for the first time in his career this is happening to him.

Conte manager of the blues has not said he is totally ruling out Mikel in the team despite rumours of Mikel heading out in the January window. He has said that Mikel has been ‘struggling with injuries’ even though sources close to the Chelsea Midfielder claim ‘Mikel is not injured and is concerned’. Also All Nigeria Soccer was told by a top source that apparently ‘Mikel is not injured’ and is ‘bothered about why he is not being played’.

Mikel has options reports say and it is not just the fact that teams abroad are interested but also his former blues manager, Jose Mourinho. Reports also suggest that Mikel is studying these options and will make a decision in this month of December. If that be the case, Christmas may come on time with a star-midfielder as a precious gift. Mikel who can play as a midfielder as well as an attacking midfielder who can potentially score goals like he does for his country is a Chelsea legend in the making. He has played 374 times for the blues across 11 seasons and featured in the second part of last season under short-term manager, Guus Hiddink.

80% of fans online have made their voices clear in a Metro Sport Poll asking: ‘Should Obi Mikel leave Chelsea?’by answering ‘Yes’ while 19% voted: ‘No’ that ‘he can still do a job’. This can be viewed here via the Metro Sport Website Weblink: http://metro.co.uk/2016/12/01/chelsea-boss-antonio-conte-lied-about-john-obi-mikels-injury-source-claims-6296513/

With rumours of different interests in JOHN OBI MIKEL including Marseille and Manchester United, can he still do a job at Chelsea in this 2016/17 season despite not being given a start? We will have to wait and see. The Chelsea midfielder after winning a bronze medal at the Olympics in the summer has been said to be training well despite injury struggles and so he still will be a great asset to Chelsea and any team he plays for still building off the Nigerian’s Olympic confidence and hard-earned success.

 

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Last week it seemed impossible, but now speculations that Michy Batshuayi might go on loan in January are beginning to increase.

Antonio Conte has always stated he counts on the Belgian forward, but with the great season of Diego Costa, the chance of a loan is becoming possible.

The Spaniard will be suspended for Boxing Day clash against Bournemouth, so it’s very likely Batshuayi would start against the Cherries, but until now the playing time the Belgian striker had was too short to let him improve and settle in the Premier League.

This is why Chelsea are starting to consider loan requests by other Premier League sides: West Ham have already shown their interest and with the January transfer window opening in days rumours will just increase, as well as negotiation can be started.

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Manchester United legend Gary Neville is full of praise for Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, the man that is the main responsible of the Blues outstanding form this year:

“If you think about the imprint of managers on teams, Conte has this team drilled as a replica of his Juventus team in three/four months and that’s tough to do,” the ex defender, now a Sky Sports pundit, said.

“He has had the blessing of not being in Europe and he has the training ground time with the team day-in day-out, you can see the shape they’re working on is just there all the time.”

 

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Sky Sports pundits Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher both picked up their half-way team of the season and, of course, many Chelsea players were chosen by the two English football legends.

Speaking about the strikers, Carragher had words full of praise for Chelsea star Diego Costa:

I’ve gone for Costa, I think he’s been outstanding,” the ex Liverpool defender said.

“He’s top goalscorer in the league and I think he makes a massive difference, when he’s on song you think he’s really going to take some stopping.”

This is the team chosen by Carragher, with other four Blues players in it:

Pickford, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Van Dijk, Bertrand, De Bruyne, Kante, Lallana, Hazard, Costa, Sanchez

While Neville chose these ones, six Blues players made his top XI:

Courtois, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Van Dijk, Rose, Lallana, Kante, Fernandinho, Hazard, Costa, Ibrahimovic.

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Premier League fans vote Kante as best player!
As Chelsea have once again gone even more clear at the top of the Premier League Table, 53% of football fans publicly vote their £30 million Defensive-Midfielder, NGOLO KANTE as ‘Best Player’.  Mark Schwarzer in a BBC Radio 5 Live debate says that the 25 year old Frenchman who he played with last season was ‘100 percent (the best player in the premier league) and has an unbelievable engine”.

Mark Schwarzer, after goal-keeping for last season’s Champions, Leicester City as a strong  back up to Kasper Schmeichel, continually spoke highly of Kante as being ‘top of everything’ from the stats of last season. Despite him not having a club at present to play for this season, Schwarzer on the BBC Radio 5 Live debate added that ‘he (Kante) has made life much easier for his fellow creative Chelsea midfield players due to his ability to do the job of two players’.  The Sunday after another Saturday weekend victory where Chelsea have won another three points, the online poll of the Mirror Sport shows not only that the majority of the public voted Kante as the ‘best player’ but also as an ‘unsung hero’. Chelsea strike force and creative players including: Moses, Hazard, Costa, Willian, Fabregas etc. may constantly grab the headlines and vital players like Kante remain unsung say the fans in a majority vote. The Mirror Sport poll showing the public vote of 53% in favour of Kante being the  BEST PLAYER in the Premier League.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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David Luis is back

As DAVID LUIZ is back and fit for this weekend’s top flight Premiership clash on Saturday 3rd December of the big teams main focus of Manchester City its now West Bromwich Albion next Sunday. Big defensive duties once again will have to be set well by the Brazilian and his defensive colleagues well for another achievable three points victory. Whether he is playing directly at the back of the Chelsea defence alongside John Terry or at the defensive part of the midfield David still has the potential to take on the Goliaths of any football attacking force.
The fans was what he said he missed and is now looking forward to since going away and now coming back to Chelsea. Unlike his previous times at Chelsea and even for his national Brazilian International Team, David Luis now can roar louder and be the lion for the Chelsea defence.
Watch his video here via this weblink: https://sqor.com/posts/7a1b1654-2e66-4dde-b34d-6d0a50e61e69/uid/186113

 

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