• 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 […]

  • He never spoke to me: Chelsea star hits out at former boss Mourinho

    He never spoke to me: Chelsea star hits out at former boss Mourinho

    In-form Chelsea star Victor Moses has aimed a dig at the club’s former manager Jose Mourinho for barely speaking to him during his time at Stamford Bridge.

    The Nigeria international has been one of this season’s surprise packages after a tremendous start in a new role as wing-back for Antonio Conte’s side.

    The Italian tactician’s arrival this summer has kick-started Moses’ Chelsea career, and the 25-year-old admits it is a nice change after a frustrating time under previous boss Mourinho.

    The Portuguese, now […]

  • 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 […]

  • Arsenal fans want Arsene Wenger to re-sign Cesc Fabregas in January following Santi Cazorla injury

    Arsenal fans want Arsene Wenger to re-sign Cesc Fabregas in January following Santi Cazorla injury

    Arsenal supporters thought they were over the worst of it when the November curse was lifted and December finally came around.

    However, just a few hours into the new month, Arsene Wenger was dealt a major blow as Santi Cazorla was ruled out for a further three months following his ankle surgery.

    The Spanish midfielder suffered an Achilles injury in the Gunners’ 6-0 thumping of Ludogorets in mid-October and has not made an appearance since.

    And, following Cazorla’s latest setback, a large section […]

  • ‘Costa only missing one attribute that Messi and Ronaldo have’

    ‘Costa only missing one attribute that Messi and Ronaldo have’

    Stuart Pearce considers the Chelsea striker to be ‘unstoppable’, with it only the ability to beat opponents that separates him from Barcelona and Madrid icons.

    Diego Costa has ‘got everything’ and would occupy a standing in the global game alongside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo if he could run at opponents, claims Stuart Pearce.

    The former England international considers the Chelsea striker to be in ‘unstoppable’ form at present, with 10 goals netted in 13 Premier League appearances.

    That return is enough to […]

  • 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 […]

  • ‘No Europe gives Chelsea title advantage over Man City’

    ‘No Europe gives Chelsea title advantage over Man City’

    Mike Summerbee believes that Antonio Conte could have the edge in the title race given that there is no Champions League or Europa League participation for his side.

    Manchester City legend Mike Summerbee concedes that Chelsea will have a fitness edge in the race for the Premier League title ahead of the sides’ blockbuster meeting on Saturday.

    Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte will go head-to-head in a hotly-anticipated clash of styles, with Chelsea having recently displaced early front-runners City at the top […]