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In A League Of Football Intelligentsia, Arsene Wenger Now Looks The Class Clown

As one surveyed the wreckage at Anfield last weekend, the case of Alex Oxlade Chamberlain was more interesting than most. As Liverpool’s heavy-artillery proved too much for the Gunners, ‘The Ox’ was symptomatic of the malaise which encapsulates the entire Arsenal squad. Here was a player intrinsic to Arsenal’s chances willfully watching the game pass him by. A player who, aged …

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Conte’s Comments Show Displeasure Over Nemanja Matic Departure

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Antonio Conte manager of Chelsea celebrates victory with Nemanja Matic of Chelsea after the Premier League match between Stoke City and Chelsea at Bet365 Stadium on March 18, 2017 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Antonio Conte has made his displeasure over Chelsea’s decision to sell Nemanja Matic public.  The Blues had appeared to be amassing a formidable squad ahead of their title defence this season, but much of this good work appears to have come undone. Conte had understandably placed great emphasis on getting more strength in-depth in the squad, while the powers that be …

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Chelsea Midfielder Loaned Out To Fellow Premier League Side

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 21: Ruben Loftus-Cheek of Chelsea poses with the Premier League Trophy after the Premier League match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on May 21, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

The prospects of youth academy players have long been scrutinised at Chelsea.  As of the start of last season, the club had 38 players on loan across the globe and it was hard to make an argument that any of them would ultimately force their way into the London club’s first string side. Indeed, the prospects of one of their more promising …

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Chelsea To Begin Fresh Talks In Attempt To Sign Brazilian Defender

Chelsea are not giving up on their interest in Alex Sandro, with the club set to continue their approach for the Juventus player this Monday morning, as reported by The Telegraph. The full-back has been linked with the London club for much of the summer and Chelsea have shown their intent on nailing down a transfer for the Brazilian sooner rather …

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Chelsea Set To Break Own Transfer Record to Sign Alex Sandro

Chelsea are poised to sign Alex Sandro, making him the most expensive defender in the world.  As reported in The Times, the Brazilian defender is set to depart Juventus for a fee of £61 million. On Sunday night, Juventus made last ditch attempts to convince the wing back to remain in Turin but he appears intent on a move to …

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Chelsea Lead Race For £50 Million Premier League Defender

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 31: Virgil van Dijk of Southampton and Hal Robson-Kanu of West Bromwich Albion compete for the ball during the Premier League match between Southampton and West Bromwich Albion at St Mary's Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Chelsea look poised to sign Southampton centre-half Virgil van Dijk this summer. As reported by The Telegraph, a fee of over £50 million is being mooted for the 25-year-old, which would see him usurp John Stones as the most expensive central defender in Premier League history. He will likely be in demand from several top clubs and it is interesting to note …

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Chelsea Boss Describes How He Will Utilise Recalled Defender

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Nathan Ake of AFC Bournemouth scores their fourth goal during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Liverpool at Vitality Stadium on December 4, 2016 in Bournemouth, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Chelsea have by all accounts been imperious this season. Their loss at White Hart Lane was indeed a setback, although even in its aftermath they sit five points clear at the summit of the Premier League. As impressive as Conte’s newfound fluidity with the 3-4-3 formation has been, even more sublime has been his ability to coach players to play …

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