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Pep Guardiola won his clash with Red Devils‘ manager José Mourinho, who suffered his 3rd defeat in the current Premier League season. Goals from David Silva and Nicolas Otamendi, who restored the lead after Marcus Rashford’s equaliser in the first half, secured Manchester City a vital 1-2 win for their title hopes so far.

The Citizens are now 11 points clear at the top of Premier League table above Manchester United, while Chelsea remain 3rd (with 32 points) after losing a tough London Derby against West Ham United yesterday.

(From SkySportsHQ)


Arsenal remain three points behind Chelsea after draw against Southampton

Chelsea remain 3rd as Wayne Rooney rescue a point for Everton against Liverpool


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Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata made his professional debut under Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid in 2010, anyway the Spaniard has confirmed he considers the Special One an enemy ahead of tomorrow’s game against Manchester United.

“The important thing is I’m part of Chelsea and I’m very happy with this and now it’s time to fight for the blue shirt” Morata told the Metro.

“I have a good relationship with Jose, – he confirmed – He was my first coach in professional football and he gave me the chance to be a professional. He made me the first contract.”

“Sometimes we send messages but not speaking about football, asking if everything’s OK and some jokes. It’s good and I appreciate these things because he was my first coach but now he’s – not my enemy – my rival.”

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When asked about his troubled relationship with former Blues’ boss José Mourinho, Antonio Conte told reporters at Cobham: “It’s not important the relationship between the coaches, you have to respect the job of the other coach, and then stop then.

“I don’t like to speak about other situations. I respect the job, but that stops, finish: he’s an opponent, and I’m an opponent for him. He’s an opponent, I stop, finish. I have respect for his job. He must have respect for my job.”

Also Roman Abramovich spoke with Chelsea manager Antonio Conte on Sunday at Cobham, as the Italian manager himself confirmed.

About Manchester United, he added: “We are talking about a really good team, a strong team physically and it will be a very difficult game”

“They are an important team and we must pay great attention. We are working to prepare for the game in the right way but United are a really good team”.

“When you play against United, Man City, Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham it’s always a big game. This type of game must excite the players, to play in a fantastic atmosphere and to know a lot of people will watch the game around the world”.

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Manchester United manager José Mourinho, in an interview with The Times, has confirmed he believes to be the manager who ‘played more quality football’ at Chelsea, adding fuel to fire on his frosty relationship with current Blues’ manager Antonio Conte.

“For me, let’s be honest and objective: the last three Premier League champions [Chelsea with Mourinho, Leicester with Ranieri, Chelsea with Conte], which of these teams was the most offensive one?” 

“Which played more quality football? It was mine. But nobody says” Mourinho added.

Chelsea will face Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on November 5th.

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“You must ask the club about this” Chelsea manager Antonio Conte replied when asked about the departure of midfielder Nemanja Matic from Stamford Bridge.

It is understood the Italian manager is a great admirer of Matic, who made 40 appearances with Chelsea last season. Tiemoue Bakayoko will replace in midfield the Serbian star, who reportedly asked to leave as he wanted a reunion with former Chelsea manager José Mourinho.


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Manchester United are set to sign midfielder Nemanja Matic from Chelsea as both sides have reportedly agreed a £40m deal for the Serbia international.

It has been reported Juventus were the choice preferred by Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, but the player himself pushed for a move to the Red Devils in order to work again under Josè Mourinho.

Matic will reportedly travel to Manchester United training centre in the next hours to undergo a medical ahead of a move to Old Trafford, and is expected to be in the squad for Super Cup game against Real Madrid, which is set on August 8th.

As we reported earlier today, the deal was delayed because the two parts still had to agree the bonus payments (click here)

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Nemanja Matic has already set personal terms ahead of a move to Manchester United, The Sun claimed yesterday.

Antonio Conte became the manager of the year after finding out the best possible starting XI for the Blues: “Chelsea FC holds the record for the highest percentage of minutes played by the 11 most employed footballers: 85.5%” an official statement from CIES Football Observatory read. That’s why:

Matic and Kante were both key players in Conte’s idea of football, which means that Chelsea would have to replace the Serbian star as best as they can. Will Tiemoue Bakayoko fit into the system?

What Chelsea need is stability, solidity, the same balance that Matic showed every game. He’s not a ‘magician’ like Cesc Fabregas, but if Conte preferred to play him alongside Kante it’s for a reason.

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We are aware that José Mourinho is a huge fan of the Serbian star, as he wanted him back from Benfica in January 2014. He was named “all-round midfielder” by the Special One, who hopes for a nice and warm reunion at Manchester United now as then.

Chelsea’s board should ponder on a squad without their tallest midfielder, before realizing Nemanja Matic’s slowness was more important than you expected.

Kante, who became everyone’s favourite player following an outstanding season, is the king of midfield. Fabregas is magic, but Matic is Matic.

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Manchester United are considering to place summer bid for Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic, according to reports in The Sun.

The Serbia international is reportedly keen to reunite with former Blues’ manager José Mourinho and the Red Devils look set to make an approach for the 28-year-old.

With Monaco star Tiemoue Bakayoko closing in on a move to Stamford Bridge, Antonio Conte could allow Matic to leave the club. Also Juventus are said to be keeping tabs on the former Benfica midfielder

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Chelsea defender David Luiz responded to former Blues’ manager Jose Mourinho, who recently criticized defenders like the Brazilian star, who adopt a more attacking role leaving their team vulnerable during games.

When asked about Mourinho’s words about him, the former Paris Saint-Germain star told the Daily Mail: “That is not just Mourinho. In Brazil they say it, too. Defenders must be pessimists. I cannot be that. I am an optimist in my life. I’m positive”.

“I always think and dream of the best things. But I know where I am.

David Luiz added: “I don’t want to take my small boat and go against a wave of 20 metres. Maybe I can go around the sides, and we’ll arrive. I’ll try to find a way.”

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Also Manchester United were interested in Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, according to the Daily Star.

Chelsea have reportedly moved ahead of the Red Devils in the race to sign the 22-year-old Frenchman, who is said to have already set personal terms with the Blues.

It is understood the deal would be worth around £40m but Jose Mourinho will try to lure Bakayoko from the Ligue 1 giants as he’s the main target in midfield as a possible replacement for Michael Carrick, according to reports.


Richmond Boakye has already netted 23 goals in 28 games with Red Star Belgrade and he is a possible target for Chelsea in the January transfer window as manager Antonio Conte may...