• ‘Their future is at Chelsea, full stop’ – Conte reassures Oscar and Fabregas

    ‘Their future is at Chelsea, full stop’ – Conte reassures Oscar and Fabregas

    The midfield pairing are not troubling the first XI at present in the Premier League but the Blues boss wants them to stay at Stamford Bridge.

    Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte insists Cesc Fabregas and Oscar have a future at Stamford Bridge.

    The Spanish and Brazilian playmakers have been peripheral figures at Chelsea this season, with Conte masterminding a steep upturn in form by reverting to a 3-4-3 formation within which both men do not appear to have an obvious role.

    Fabregas has […]

  • Chelsea boss Antonio Conte denies Oscar transfer rumours

    Chelsea boss Antonio Conte denies Oscar transfer rumours

    Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has denied that midfielder Oscar is on the verge of leaving the club.

    The Italian thinks that the Brazilian is an important player for the Blues, despite recent transfer links to the likes of Inter Milan.

    There have even been claims that the Londoners are eyeing Bayer Leverkusen star Hakan Calhanoglu as a replacement, but Conte doesn’t see the 25-year-old departing any time soon.

    ‘Oscar’s future is Chelsea. Full stop,’ said the former Juventus manager.

    ‘For me he is an […]

  • Serie A giants plot £25m January bid for recently-axed Chelsea star

    Serie A giants plot £25m January bid for recently-axed Chelsea star

    Chelsea playmaker Oscar is reportedly set to be the subject of a £25million bid from Inter Milan in the upcoming January transfer window.

    The Brazil international has barely featured for the Blues in the last two months, having lost his place in Antonio Conte’s line up since the manager’s hugely successful change to a 3-4-3 formation.

    Oscar doesn’t have an obvious place in the new-look Chelsea side, with Eden Hazard firmly ahead of him in a number ten role, while Nemanja Matic […]

  • Jackie Chan receives honorary Oscar after five decades in film

    Jackie Chan receives honorary Oscar after five decades in film

    62-year-old Chinese actor and martial arts star Jackie Chan was the recipient of an honorary Oscar at the 2016 Governors Awards in Los Angeles, California on Saturday.

    Chan, who has never been nominated for an Academy Award during his 54-year career, finally received the Oscar at the awards ceremony, which is hosted by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Hollywood.

    The honorary Oscar was awarded for lifetime achievement in the field of

  • 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 […]

  • Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has changed club’s mentality – Oscar

    Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has changed club’s mentality – Oscar

    Oscar has credited new Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte with giving his players the mentality to reclaim the Premier League title, and says the Italian has restored him to his favourite position on the pitch.

    Chelsea lie second in the table after taking maximum points from Conte’s first three Premier League matches against West Ham, Watford and Burnley, and Oscar has started ahead of Cesc Fabregas each time in a new-look three-man midfield alongside summer signing N’Golo Kante and Nemanja Matic.

    This […]

  • AC Milan 1-3 Chelsea: Oscar scores twice as Antonio Conte’s side end International Champions Cup with victory

    AC Milan 1-3 Chelsea: Oscar scores twice as Antonio Conte’s side end International Champions Cup with victory

    Chelsea managed to finish their US tour on a high with a 3-1 win over AC Milan, with N’Golo Kante making his debut and Diego Costa coming back from injury – but they still look some way short of form with the new season less than two weeks away.

    Kante looked authoritative while Bertrand Traore impressed and £32million signing Michy Batschuayi came on for the last half hour, but Antonio Conte will want to ensure he has a new full back, […]

  • Chelsea ready to sell £30m forward: Antonio Conte unimpressed with him in pre-season

    Chelsea ready to sell £30m forward: Antonio Conte unimpressed with him in pre-season

    CHELSEA are ready to sell forward Oscar after he failed to impress Antonio Conte in pre-season, according to reports in Italy.

    Inter are said to have tracked Oscar for some time but financial restrictions have prevented them making a concrete bid.

    But, with striker Mauro Icardi tipped to leave the San Siro for Champions League side Napoli, manager Roberto Mancini may have cash to spend later in the transfer window.

    Oscar, as well as striker Loic Remy and Nemanja Matic, is thought to […]

  • Oscar reveals Chelsea’s new formation under Conte

    Oscar reveals Chelsea’s new formation under Conte

    The Brazilian has explained how the Blues have been lining up in training ahead of the new Premier League campaign and says the whole team are fresh for the season ahead.

    Oscar has revealed that Antonio Conte is planning to use a 4-2-4 formation for Chelsea this season.

    Chelsea’s new boss often utilised a 3-5-2 system during his time at Juventus and with Italy’s national team at Euro 2016.

    But the Brazilian has revealed that the team have been heavily practising the new […]

  • Chelsea ‘are going to improve a lot’ under Conte – Oscar

    Chelsea ‘are going to improve a lot’ under Conte – Oscar

    Oscar says he was impressed by Antonio Conte’s “very tactical” first training session as Chelsea manager and believes the team will “improve a lot” under the guidance of the Italian this season.

    Conte worked with the Chelsea squad on the training pitch at Cobham for the first time on Wednesday morning, splitting the players into two groups for a short passing exercise before spending a long period working on patterns of play and keeping the ball.

    The 46-year-old was “very vocal” during […]