• Conte praises Fabregas after Chelsea beat Man City

    Conte praises Fabregas after Chelsea beat Man City

    Antonio Conte praised the display of Cesc Fabregas after the midfielder helped Chelsea beat Manchester City.

    Fabregas was handed a surprise start, only his second in the Premier League this season, due to the absence of Nemanja Matic.

    The Spaniard has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge in January but impressed as Chelsea won 3-1 at the Etihad.

    “He played a good game – I know I can always count on him,” Conte told Sky Sports.

    Diego Costa continued his impressive […]

  • Conte reveals what delighted him most about Chelsea’s win at City

    Conte reveals what delighted him most about Chelsea’s win at City

    Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says he was most pleased with the character of his side as they came from behind to win 3-1 at Manchester City this afternoon.

    The Blues’ winning run was under threat today after a Gary Cahill own-goal in the first half at the Etihad Stadium, but second-half strikes from Diego Costa, Willian and Eden Hazard made it eight on the spin for Conte’s men.

    The Italian has worked wonders at Stamford Bridge since taking over this season, and […]

  • Conte happy Chelsea are proving doubters wrong

    Conte happy Chelsea are proving doubters wrong

    Antonio Conte believes Chelsea are proving their doubters wrong and must continue to do so by sustaining their challenge at the top of the Premier League.

    Conte’s Chelsea have won seven successive Premier League games, scoring 19 times and conceding once, to top the table entering this weekend’s fixtures, where they travel to Manchester City.

    Chelsea last season finished a lowly 10th in defence of the title they won a year before, but Conte has quickly rejuvenated the Blues as Jose Mourinho’s […]

  • Pep Guardiola claims Antonio Conte is arguably the world’s best coach

    Pep Guardiola claims Antonio Conte is arguably the world’s best coach

    Pep Guardiola has branded Antonio Conte as ‘maybe the best coach in the world right now’ ahead of Manchester City’s clash with Chelsea.

    The Spaniard has been hugely impressed with the manner in which Conte’s side have gone about their business this season, which sees them sit at the top of the Premier League.

    City are only one point behind Chelsea heading into Saturday’s match and it should be an intriguing battle of two tactical minds at the Etihad.

    And Guardiola is certainly […]

  • Man City clash a chance for Chelsea to prove themselves – Conte

    Man City clash a chance for Chelsea to prove themselves – Conte

    Chelsea’s Premier League game at Manchester City is a good chance to show they have rediscovered their best form following last season’s problems, manager Antonio Conte said on Friday.

    Chelsea, who finished 10th in May, retained their place at the summit with a seventh successive league victory over Tottenham Hotspur last weekend ahead of the trip to third-placed City on Saturday.

    “I think tomorrow it’s a really tough game. It is a great test for us, for our formation, to continue this […]

  • Victor Moses keen to repay Conte’s faith at Chelsea

    Victor Moses keen to repay Conte’s faith at Chelsea

    Victor Moses has said he hopes to repay the confidence Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has in him.

    The Nigeria star has named as the PFA Fans Player of the Month for November after he started Chelsea’s last seven games under Conte.

    This has been a sharp departure from previous seasons when he was shipped out on loan to other Premier League clubs like Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham United.

    “I want to repay the confidence of the manager,” Victor Moses said.

    “He showed […]

  • Antonio Conte reveals why Chelsea could change formation for a second time

    Antonio Conte reveals why Chelsea could change formation for a second time

    Antonio Conte admits Chelsea may be forced to change formation if they are convincingly beaten by Manchester City on Saturday.

    Chelsea have won all seven of their Premier League games since the switch to a 3-4-3 system and only conceded their first goal after 601 minutes against Tottenham last Saturday.

    Conte’s men struggled in their first half against Spurs and the Italian believes their clash against Pep Guardiola’s side will represent another key test for his formation.

    ‘I think tomorrow it’s a really […]

  • Antonio Conte: Chelsea made a huge mistake selling Kevin De Bruyne

    Antonio Conte: Chelsea made a huge mistake selling Kevin De Bruyne

    Antonio Conte has revealed his regret that Chelsea sold Kevin De Bruyne.

    The Italian coach is a huge fan of the Belgian, who he will face on Saturday lunchtime when Chelsea travel to the Etihad to take on Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola.

    De Bruyne was sold by Chelsea to Wolfsburg in 2014 before City brought him back to the Premier League in 2015 for a monumental £55million fee.

    And Conte thinks Chelsea made a mistake letting the 25-year-old leave the club.

    ‘De Bruyne played […]

  • Victor Moses reveals how much Antonio Conte has motivated him

    Victor Moses reveals how much Antonio Conte has motivated him

    Chelsea wing-back Victor Moses has revealed that the faith shown in him by manager Antonio Conte this season has motivated him to become an even better player.

    The Nigeria international has been one of the surprise performers in the Premier League this season, becoming first-choice for Chelsea despite spending the previous three seasons out on loan.

    Moses didn’t exactly catch the eye in his spells with Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham, and few would have fancied him to get a look-in […]

  • Chelsea boss Antonio Conte was lying about John Obi Mikel’s injury, source claims

    Chelsea boss Antonio Conte was lying about John Obi Mikel’s injury, source claims

    Chelsea star John Obi Mikel is not actually injured and is concerned that Antonio Conte is not playing him this season, according to a source close to the midfielder.

    Mikel, who has made 374 appearances for the Blues across 11 seasons at Stamford Bridge, is yet to play a single minute of first-team football under Conte this term.

    The Italian manager stated that the 29-year-old was ruled out of Chelsea’s league clash with Tottenham after picking up a knock but it’s since […]

  • Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola surprised at how quickly Antonio Conte has settled in England

    Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola surprised at how quickly Antonio Conte has settled in England

    Former Chelsea forward Gianfranco Zola has expressed his surprise at how quickly Antonio Conte has managed to establish his philosophy at Stamford Bridge.

    The Italian tactician has done a remarkable job with the Blues since arriving in England in the summer, guiding a demoralised team that finished 10th last season to the top of the table after 13 games.

    Zola, 50, spent seven years at Chelsea as a player, and is now enjoying watching Conte’s side in action as he believes they […]