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‘I’m not the nicest man in football’ – Chelsea star Kante disputes his popular moniker

The 27-year-old has admitted that he does not believe he is the most amiable man in the game, contrary to widespread belief Chelsea midfielder N’golo Kante insists that he is not the nicest man in football, claiming instead that he is just himself. The Frenchman is often lauded for his humble attitude and low key…

David Luiz praises Chelsea’s ‘humility’ in win over Man City

The Blues were under pressure for most of their match with Pep Guardiola’s team, but their grit in the face of adversity saw them through David Luiz felt Chelsea’s humility was the key to them defeating a Manchester City team he thinks are “the best in the world”.City were in control from the outset at…

‘He’s been angrier when we’ve won’ – Luiz

The Blues were comprehensively beaten by Tottenham on Saturday, but the Brazilian revealed the manager’s reaction was not one of sheer anger Maurizio Sarri has displayed more anger after Chelsea have won games than he did in the wake of Saturday’s 3-1 defeat against Tottenham, according to David Luiz. Chelsea produced their poorest performance of the season…

Maurizio Sarri: ‘Now everybody knows Chelsea’s problems’

The Blues boss is hoping that the heavy defeat to his side’s rivals helps his players to absorb his ideas with more urgency, ahead of a busy month Maurizio Sarri is calling for ‘a reaction’ as he hopes Chelsea’s 3-1 defeat to Tottenham can serve as a wake up call to resolve variety of defensive…

Hazard rules out PSG move but says he could leave Chelsea in 2019

The Blues star slammed the door on a move to the Ligue 1 champions but admits he could depart London this summer Eden Hazard has ruled out a move to Paris Saint-Germain, but has admitted he could leave Chelsea this summer. The Chelsea star has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge since…

‘One of a kind’ – Chelsea legend Drogba reaffirms retirement after U-turn hint

The former Blues striker confirmed that he will step away from the game after previously hinting he may continue his career Didier Drogba has confirmed that he will indeed be ending his playing career as he took to social media to reaffirm his retirement. The former Chelsea star announced earlier this year that he was set…

Sarri: Mourinho is a man of extraordinary human qualities but I feel closer to Klopp

The Chelsea manager has heaped praise on a number of Premier League rivals and claimed that English football represents “the top” of the game. Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri has saluted “extraordinary” Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho and said an exchange with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp helped him realise that he has “reached the top” by…

Hazard feeling ‘wear and tear’ of rough treatment

The Chelsea attacker said his body was beginning to feel the impact of the fouls left on him by opponents as they try to contain him. Chelsea star Eden Hazard admitted he was feeling the “wear and tear” as the attacker continues to be targeted by opponents. Hazard recently returned from a back injury after…

Didier Drogba’s winner gives Phoenix Rising first USL Western Conference title

The 40-year-old’s strike in the second half secured a place for Rick Schantz’s men in the 2018 USL Cup final after their regional triumph. Didier Drogba scored Phoenix Rising’s winning goal in their 2-1 victory over Orange County that saw them lift the United Soccer League Western Conference title on Sunday. The African legend extended his…

‘Master’ Kante is Chelsea’s centrepiece – Iniesta admits he’d love to play with France star

The Spanish great has heaped praise in the World Cup-winning Frenchman and hailed him as the perfect midfield partner Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta has paid tribute to Chelsea grafter N’Golo Kante – and said he would have loved to have played with him. Iniesta, 34, is playing out the twilight of his glorious career with…

Hazard a major doubt for Burnley clash

The Blues could be forced to play a second consecutive game without their talisman, who also sat out against BATE on Thursday Chelsea star Eden Hazard missed Friday’s training with a back problem, putting him in doubt for Sunday’s Premier League clash at Burnley. Hazard missed Chelsea’s Europa League match against BATE on Thursday, and could now be…

Conte yet to be contacted by Real Madrid, claims former Chelsea manager’s brother

The Italian has been out of work since leaving the Blues over the summer and has been mooted as a possible successor to under-fire Julen Lopetegui Antonio Conte is yet to be approached by Real Madrid regarding a possible rescue mission at the Santiago Bernabeu, claims the brother of the former Chelsea and Juventus boss.…

Sarri to give Ianni second chance after touchline spat with Mourinho

The Chelsea coach hit the headlines with a rather exuberant celebration of his side’s late equaliser, which prompted chaotic scenes at Stamford Bridge Maurizio Sarri will give Chelsea’s second assistant coach Marco Ianni “another opportunity” after he apologised to Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho for their touchline row at the weekend. Ianni was charged with…

Sarri: Chelsea fans must respect Mourinho

Maurizio Sarri urged Chelsea supporters to respect Jose Mourinho, who won three Premier League titles at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri has told the club’s fans to show more respect to former boss Jose Mourinho following Saturday’s heated Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge. Ross Barkley’s 96th-minute equaliser salvaged a 2-2 draw for Chelsea…

‘Ridiculous!’ – Mourinho backed over Chelsea touchline scuffle

Alan Pardew believes you have to have fire in your belly as a top coach and labelled the steward who subdued Mourinho man of the match. Jose Mourinho was not at fault for his aggresive reaction to taunts from a member of the Chelsea coaching staff on Saturday, according to Alan Pardew. The Blues secured a…

Mourinho goes crazy as Chelsea coach Ianni appears to celebrate Barkley goal in his face

A member of Maurizio Sarri’s team sparked a touchline tussle with the Manchester United boss after the Blues snatched a late draw at Stamford Bridge. Jose Mourinho found himself caught up in a touchline tussle on his return to Stamford Bridge as a member of Chelsea’s coaching staff celebrated a late leveller for the Blues…

Mourinho is a better manager than me and he is still ‘The Special One’, says Maurizio Sarri

The Blues boss admits that his club’s legendary manager should be regarded as a better than him due to his track record over the years. Maurizio Sarri says that Manchester United’s under-fire manager Jose Mourinho should be considered the better coach after winning almost every top major honour throughout his career. Chelsea are currently sitting…

Mourinho: I would love Hazard at Man United

The Belgian reportedly fell out with Mourinho during his ill-fated last season at Stamford Bridge, but there are no hard feelings from the Special One. Jose Mourinho has said that he would love to have Eden Hazard join him at Manchester United, but conceded that Chelsea would be unlikely to sell their star player to…

‘Hazard can win Ballon d’Or at Chelsea’ – Sarri

The Belgian forward has suggested that he needs to be in Spain in order to see his ability recognised, but his current boss claims that is not true. De Gea is the Messi of goalkeepers, says Foster Maurizio Sarri has dismissed claims from former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon that Eden Hazard has been kept…

Hazard plays down Real Madrid move: I can finish with Chelsea

The 27-year-old has suggested that he could retire at Stamford Bridge, despite interest from Spain Eden Hazard has said that he would have “no problems” retiring at Chelsea, despite reports of renewed Real Madrid interest in his services. The 27-year-old has been increasingly linked with the Bernabeu club in the wake of their struggles to…

Fellaini ‘should be fit’ for Man Utd’s Chelsea clash – Martinez

The Belgium coach believes that there is little chance of the midfielder missing his club’s vital meeting with the Blues at the weekend Belgium boss Roberto Martinez is confident that midfielder Marouane Fellaini will be available for Manchester United’s trip to face Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday. Fellaini did not feature in Belgium’s…