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New York Times journalist Rory Smith claims there is a feeling this one will be Antonio Conte‘s last season at Chelsea.

Smith believes all the signs are pointing towards Conte leaving Stamford Bridge next summer.

The Italian coach recently signed a new contract but he didn’t extend the deal, he only agreed more lucrative terms: with all the disquiet coming from the Blues in the last weeks, it seems the moment Conte will depart from West London is not so far:

“There seems to be at Chelsea, a kind of understanding that this will be Conte’s last season whatever happens,” Smith claimed.

“Why? He’s never made it clear.

Mourinho at Manchester United is pretending he wants to be there for 10 years, just as [Pep] Guardiola is pretending he wants to be there [at Manchester City] for 10 years, they don’t.

“Managerial lifetimes last three to five years.

Pep Guardiola will not be at Manchester City for the next 10 years.

“Conte’s always made clear this is a short-term thing.

“I’m not 100 per cent certain his wife and daughter have moved to London yet.

“There has always been this whisper that he feels that two or three years will be enough and there were suggestions at the start of the season when he signed a deal for improved money but not greater length after winning the title.”

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Antonio conte still doesn’t know if the next ones will be the last months of John Terry as a Chelsea player.

The captain, that will be 37 in December, has not put the pen on a new deal yet, and everything will be discussed in the of the season:

The clash against Manchester United on Monday night could be John Terry’s last game in FA Cup at Stamford Bridge:

I hope it’s not his last FA Cup game at Stamford Bridge, I hope not but I don’t know,” Conte said speaking to the press.

“There will be a right time at the end of the season for this kind of things.”

About the rumours of Terry leaving in the end of this season, he said:

“He’s doing a great job on and off the pitch, for me he’s very important, he’s the captain, he’s working very well and he’s heping me a lot in the changing room. For sure he’s an important player for us.”

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Guus Hiddink press conference ahead of Liverpool away game in Premier League:

TERRY – “He’s been training the recent days, of course when you come on the pitch after being sent off it’s not the best face, not being in the last game, in the last two games is a blow for him

“When I make a judgement on his playing, I say he’s able to play, to continue.

“The season was not a great season, it’s always good to have the key players playing, I think with Leicester it should be a party game, not just for them but also to say goodbye to this season.”

FUTURE SQUAD – “I am not going to give judgement about the players, they [next technical staff] are clever enough to be able to make their own judgement.”

NO EUROPE – “To not be in Europe for next season of course is a disaster, a football disaster, because Chelsea must be always in the top, so regarding that, yes, Chelsea should be there.”

MISSED TARGETS – “My first job was to get them out of the relegation zone asap, because you never know what can happen in the English league. There was this negative scenario, we did it fast, our other target were to go to FA cup finals and to progress in the Champions League, but this was not possible.

LIVERPOOL – “Everyone wants to be at the top next season, they have a very good skillful team, it’s nice to see them, they are an energetic team, with huge history.”

HIS FUTURE – “I’m going to France to watch the EURO and do some TV work, of course I will be on to help clubs or players, but not in the spotlight, this week we had a meeting with a company that advice young players, to develop, and I am an adviser for them, I like this very much.”

TERRY/FANS – “I don’t know the state of mind of the fans, once you have clear ideas of your future, then you can be transparent.

“That is the strategy of the club [to not claim officially if a contract will be extended before the end of the season] of course John[Terry] has been here for 18 years and he deserves a huge goodbye, that is never a goodbye, because whatever happens being away, usually they come back to help the club, but this is just my personal opinion, they can be very useful.”

TERRY FUTURE COACH – “I think the other day we were seating next to each other before the game in Bournemouth, and he felt good, many of my past players in that period on their career asked themselves what do to next, he’s always been a leader, he can make this step and he has to start to make a foundation to be a manager. You can use your experience to become a manager.”

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Oscar during the last clash at Upton Park in March 2015 @ Francesca Ceciarini

Arsenal legend Ray Parlour is confident on the fact that West Ham can get another impressive result in this start of the season next Saturday against Chelsea: the Hammers already won at Anfield, the Emirates, the Etihad and at Selhurst Park last weekend, and are currently fourth in the table with 17 points, just 2 less than Manchester United and Arsenal and only 4 behind the leaders, Manchester City.

Speaking to Alan Brazil Sport Breakfast show on TALKsport, Parlour suggested the way to beat the Blues in the last derby at Upton Park:

I think they will play like they do away from home this weekend. Sit back and defend, let Chelsea have a lot of the ball and then hit them on the break,he stated speaking of Slaven Bilic’s tactics.

“I think that’s how they’ve got to play because they’ve done it at the Etihad, the Emirates, Anfield and Palace at the weekend – and it’s worked.

“Instead of the Upton Park crowd expecting them to take the game to Chelsea, I think they will say ‘right Chelsea, you take the game to us and we will hit you on the break’ like they do away from home“.


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Chelsea have won their first title since 2010

Chelsea are approaching the game as Champion and Sunderland is approaching the game in good spirit as they earned a crucial point last week against Arsenal which means they have secure their top flight place for next season.

What happened in the first half?

It is a carnival astmosphere as both teams look to have completed their objective for the season. On the hand one team has won the title and on the other hand, one team will again be playing in Premier League, but it is Chelsea who have had most of the possession of the ball

We had to wait until the 26th minute to get real drama at the bridge as Sunderland opened the scoring. Johnson swinged in a lovely corner. It bypassed Terry at the back post and allowed Fletcher to head home from close range, unlucky!

But ten minutes, later the Blues equalised as Cuadrado surged forward down the right-hand side and O’Shea clattered into the side of him. The referee didn’t hesitate to point the spot and it was Diego Costa who stepped in and made no mistakes.

It’s 1-1 at the break so let’s see what happens in the second half..

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Eden Hazard © Francesca Ceciarini

Eden Hazard will miss the last game of the season after reacting badly to dental surgery

The Belgium international asked Mourinho’s permission to have three theeth removed on Wednesday. But it turns out that things didn’t go as planned as the 24 years old suffered an infection.

Asked whether or not, he will be able to train and play on Sunday, Mourinho said:

“Well, I hope he will be able to play. But I would never have allowed him to do what he did if I thought it would be this big. His mouth is in trouble. I don’t know if he can play. He had dental surgery, three teeth. But now there’s an infection and he’s a bit in trouble. If he’s a risk he won’t play, but he won’t train today.”


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