• Costa warned to show respect to Chelsea boss Conte – reports

    Costa warned to show respect to Chelsea boss Conte – reports

    Chelsea have told Diego Costa to show more respect toward manager Antonio Conte, according to multiple reports in English newspapers.

    Costa opened the scoring in Saturday’s 3-0 win against Leicester but grew agitated during Conte’s second-half substitutions and gesticulated angrily toward the Chelsea bench on several occasions.

    His actions gave rise to suggestions that he might be concerned about the possibility of picking up an injury or fifth booking of the season that would rule him out of next weekend’s clash with […]

  • Conte insists no problem with Abramovich visiting training ground

    Conte insists no problem with Abramovich visiting training ground

    Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has insisted that he has no problem with Russian owner, Roman Abramovich, visiting the training ground.

    Abramovich was at Cobham earlier this week, to watch the first team train and spoke with Conte, who has lost his last two league fixtures against Liverpool and Arsenal.

    In the past, the presence of the Russian billionaire, was seen as a bad omen for Chelsea managers, but Conte is not worried.

    “Good communication is important, always, with all people,” Conte said.

    “To be […]

  • David Luiz will play against Liverpool – Conte

    David Luiz will play against Liverpool – Conte

    Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has confirmed that defender David Luiz will start against Liverpool on Friday.

    Luiz will make his first appearance since returning to Chelsea from Paris Saint-Germain on transfer deadline day after captain John Terry was ruled out with strained foot ligaments.

    “We expect him to play very well,” Conte told reporters. “We know David is a good player.”

    Conte said he is expecting a tough test when Jurgen Klopp’s side visit Stamford Bridge.

    “Liverpool is a really good team,” he said. […]

  • From playmaker to fighter – how Conte has transformed Oscar

    From playmaker to fighter – how Conte has transformed Oscar

    The Brazil international fell out of favour at Stamford Bridge last season but has become the Blues’s unsung hero this term after a string of fine performances.

    On the verge of becoming a hate figure in the aftermath of Jose Mourinho’s sacking, Oscar’s days at Chelsea seemed numbered at the end of last season. But under Antonio Conte the Brazil international has changed his game and become the Blues’s unsung hero in their unbeaten start to the season.

    Conte has pushed Oscar […]

  • Antonio Conte can’t guarantee Diego Costa’s Chelsea future

    Antonio Conte can’t guarantee Diego Costa’s Chelsea future

    Antonio Conte is unable to guarantee if Diego Costa will remain at Chelsea next season, amid reports of interest from his former club Atletico Madrid.

    Costa, who signed for Chelsea in 2014 on a five-year contract, has not featured in either of the club’s preseason games on their U.S. tour so far. Speaking at a news conference after the 3-2 defeat against Real Madrid, Conte insisted this was because of injury.

    Conte said: “I speak for today and today Costa is Chelsea’s […]