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Real Madrid: Zidane responds to Morata quotes on why he left the Bernabeau

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has responded to recent comments made by former striker Alvaro Morata. The Spanish international, who is now at Chelsea, stated last week that he thought the French tactician left him out of the big games and that was the main reason for his departure. Speaking at his press-conference ahead of…read more

Van Gaal dismisses Chelsea rumours as ‘fake news’

After reports suggested the Dutchman is being lined up by Chelsea, Louis van Gaal called the speculation “fake news”. Louis van Gaal says speculation he is set to take over at Chelsea is “fake news”. After Van Gaal was spotted in London – he took in Sunday’s EFL Cup final at Wembley – it was…read more

Conte: Chelsea’s winning mentality can’t be questioned

Chelsea look set to concede their Premier League title but Antonio Conte says it has been a “fantastic” season at Stamford Bridge. Antonio Conte says he has had a “fantastic” season at Chelsea, dismissing suggestions of a drop in mentality from the Premier League champions. Manchester City’s runaway campaign has left the rest of England’s…read more

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

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