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Rakitic: Barca dominated Chelsea

Ivan Rakitic claims Barcelona ‘dominated’ Chelsea in the first leg of their Champions League encounter at Stamford Bridge. The Croatian was part of a visiting side who controlled possession, yet the Blues forged the better opportunities in a clash which ultimately finished 1-1. “We were the stronger team, in fact we dominated most of the…read more

Chelsea v Barcelona countdown: Iniesta looking forward to returning to the place of “One of the most amazing moments” of his career

Next week’s Champions League encounter between Chelsea and Barcelona evokes special memories for legendary midfielder Andres Iniesta. Stamford Bridge, May 6th 2009, is a date forever etched into the hearts of Blaugarana fans; it was the night of one of the most famous goals in the clubs history. With two minutes and nine seconds of…read more

Vidal eyes Bayern extension amid Chelsea

The Chilean midfielder has seen his future at the Allianz Arena called into question on a regular basis, but has reiterated his happiness in Germany Arturo Vidal admits he would welcome the opportunity to pen a new contract at Bayern Munich amid talk of a possible move to Chelsea. The 30-year-old midfielder spent much of…read more

Conte attempts to explain away Chelsea struggles

Embattled Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is at a loss to explain his side’s embarrassing 4-1 defeat to Watford on Monday night. “We played with no personality. From the start, I didn’t see confidence to play football. Usually we train and we play football with confidence. Sometimes we also take risks. Today, our start was very…read more

Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley injured in training

Ross Barkley has been ruled out of Chelsea’s trip to Watford on Monday night after sustaining a hamstring injury in training, according to a report. The 24-year-old has only just recovered from a long-term layoff that kept him on the sidelines for the opening four months of the campaign. Barkley, who has featured three times…read more

‘Di Biagio Italy caretaker, Conte…’

Alessandro Costacurta has confirmed that Luigi Di Biagio will take interim charge of Italy, while Antonio Conte “is still a candidate” for CT. Costacurta’s remarks come despite Conte pledging his loyalty to Chelsea earlier on Friday, although Under-21 boss Di Biagio should be in place to oversee Italy’s next three friendlies against Argentina, England and…read more

Dzeko flattered by Chelsea interest but ‘Rome is home’

Antonio Conte’s side made an attempt to sign the 31-year-old in the January transfer window but he feels comfortable in Rome and is happy to stay Edin Dzeko has admitted he was flattered by Chelsea’s attempts to sign him in January, but could not bring himself to leave Roma. The Blues targeted the striker as…read more

Chelsea agree £18m fee for Giroud as Arsenal close in on striker

Chelsea are reportedly closing in on an £18million deal for Olivier Giroud as Arsenal inch towards the completion of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s transfer to the Emirates Stadium. Gabon international Aubameyang has arrived at Arsenal after flying in from Dortmund on Tuesday afternoon. The 28-year-old then travelled to Arsenal’s London Colney training base, and will now finalise…read more