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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte had his say about the clash on the terraces between Chelsea and West Ham supporters in the EFL Cup Round Four at the Olympic Stadium last time out.

“Situations like the one that occurred at West Ham last Wednesday are never good – Conte admitted – We need to speak about this and to understand why it happened”.

“I’ve always said and remarked that the stadium atmosphere here in England is fantastic, so it’s a pity”.

It is understood that both sides condemned the riot occurred in occasion of the game.

An official statement from West Ham read: “West Ham United and London Stadium partners unreservedly condemn the behaviour of individuals involved in incidents during this evening’s fixture with Chelsea.

“Whilst quickly brought under control, the club, in line with its clear zero tolerance policy, will work closely with London Stadium 185, the Metropolitan Police Service and Chelsea to identify the individuals involved.

“Once identified, those found to have acted improperly will be banned from attending any West Ham United fixtures for life and we will request the courts serve banning orders to prevent these individuals attending any other football.”

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Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has praised Southampton manager Claude Puel as they are both trying to bring a new and different idea of football in the Premier League. 

“Southampton are doing very well and passed through in the EFL Cup - the Italian manager told journalists at press conference today - They are a very strong team, I am watching so many games of them and I really like Puel because in every game he plays his idea of football”.

“They had so many chances to score against Manchester City last weekend, the performance was excellent” Conte added.

“It will be a very tough game for us but it can also be an important test to prove that we are a good team: anyway, this test is different because you play away with a team which has a good shape”. 

“When they attack they have so many players and we must pay attention to this situations – he ended – Looking for the details and preparing our team to play the game before, during the week. When you watch the game of the opponent you always try to find the right solutions”.

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has admitted that he watched the video of the Blues‘ loss to West Ham in the EFL Cup, but the Italian coach is still confident that the squad have to be focused on the pitch.

“I watched the video of the game against West Ham - he said - We played a good game with a good intensity against a tough team which played also in the EFL Cup with the same players of the championship”. 

“Obviously their first goal changed the situation, I would have preferred to stay in the game rather than conceding the second goal, anyway I saw a good reaction and a good spirit until the end of the game”. 

“We did everytihing to avoid the defeat and we had a penalty, a lot of chances to change the situations. I saw many positives as well as things we can improve”.

“It’s not a win or a defeat that will change my idea about the players – Conte added – In the future we never must play with the 3-4-3 or the 4-3-3,  I only want the right way for the players”. 

“We found a good balance with offensive situations in these games, in every game we score but we must memorize some movements, also in defensive situations. For example, when you defend with 3 or 4 men is different. On this aspect we are working very hard: this way is the right way”.

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte spoke ahead of Blues‘ next clash against Southampton.

The Italian manager gave an injury update: “The situation is the same, Fabregas is not able and Ivanovic has fully recovered. So we have all the players available and I have to take the best decision for the starting XI”.

About captain John Terry, who received unfair criticism following his poor performance against West Ham in the EFL Cup Round Four last night: “I don’t like to talk about individual players for the performances, we win and lose together”.

“John came back from an injury and it’s not easy to find the right shape quickly, but I’m satisfied with him and the team”.

“I know that Terry is an important players for us, if he plays or if he doesn’t play, also for the changing room and the club – Conte added - I have always to take the best decisions for the team and not for a single player”.


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Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez wants to make Christian Atsu‘s move permanent when the transfer market window reopens in January, according to the Newcastle Chronicle.


The Chelsea loanee joined the Magpies in the summer and is impressing at the St. James’ Park so far despite facing competition from Matt Ritchie.

It is understood the Spanish coach is a great fan of the 24-year-old, who is under contract at Stamford Bridge until June 2018.


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Speaking to German publication Kicker, former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said: “It’s harder to predict [who’s gonna win the league] than it was for many years.

The Scottish added: “I think there are five potential candidates: Manchester City as favourites, Tottenham and Liverpool, but also Man United are still there if we get some consistency soon”.

“Even when you are trailing by six, eight points, it’s still possible to catch one or two teams - he revealed – The rivalry and the experience of Guardiola and Mourinho makes for an exciting competition, and you shouldn’t forget Arsenal.”

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte revealed the team ‘is in the right way’ despite losing against West Ham in the EFL Cup Round Four tonight

“This cup was important to check the development of the young players – Conte said – We have good young players and they need to play”.

“Tomorrow we start to work for the game on Sunday. We know we play a very tough game against Southampton, who are in a good moment”.

He ended: “We are in the right way and must continue”.

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte spoke after his side’s 2-1 loss to West Ham in the EFL Cup Round Four tonight.

“We didn’t expect the second goal so early – he said – This changed our plan and then we tried to change the situation with substitutions. We created many chances to score but scored only at the end of the match. Today we were a bit unlucky in this aspect”.

Then Conte added: “We knew these types of game are very difficult, but I think we played with good intensity and created many chances”.

“I saw good spirit in my players. They tried until the end to change the result and created many chances. Usually you learn more after a defeat than a win. I am optimistic because I saw the right spirit, it’s very important”.



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Chelsea went into their EFL cup tie on wednesday night against West Ham United at the new London stadium for the first time season at the back of three consecutive victories in the Premier League.

Rare starts were handed to youngsters Nathaniel Chalobah,Ola Aina.

But West Ham went into the lead in the 11th minute after Mark Noble whipped in a cross into the 18 yard boxwith Kouyate heading past Begovic for the opener,there were a couple of chances for Chelsea to equalize,chances fell to Michy Batshuayi who blazed the ball over the bar, Chalobah also attempted a shot from range and Oscar also went agonizingly close to getting a goal at the closing stages of the first half.

But Chelsea fell behind to an Edimilson Fernandez in the 48th minute,Chelsea came out trying to get a goal back with the introduction of Pedro, Eden Hazard and Diego Costa,but the further Chelsea pressed West Ham stood their ground,there were chances for Diego Costa who went one on one with the goalkeeper but failed to find the net, Willian also missed a good chance after Costa teed him up,other chance fell for Chelsea to score but West Ham were ressillient enough to hold back until a late willin free-kick found Gary Cahill in the 90th minute but that wasn’t enough as Chelsea crashed out of the EFL cup.


11′ Kouyaté, 48′ E.Fernandes (WHU) 89′ Cahill (CHE)

Bookings: Noble, Reid, Kouyatè (WHU)

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Chelsea are struggling at the Olympic Stadium as West Ham got the lead with Kouyate’s fine header which still makes the difference at halftime.

Batshuayi and Kante had great chances to level the game but goalkeeper Randolph saved, while both Oscar and Willian tried to create goal attempts during the first half.

Also Dimitry Payet went close to scoring but Chelsea’s Asmir Begovic scrambled the ball away for a corner kick.

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11′ Kouyate


Gary Cahill, who celebrated his five-year anniversary as a Chelsea player this week, spoke ahead of today's home clash against Hull City. "This weekend will be difficult...