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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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Chelsea Have Fined Diego Costa In Ongoing Feud Between The Player And Club

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 15: Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on August 15, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The ugly situation with Costa and Chelsea continues to rumble on. Diego Costa has been fined two weeks wages (approx £300,000) for failing to return for Chelsea’s pre-season preparations, according to Sky Sports. The Spanish international was an integral part of Chelsea’s title winning squad last season, plundering 20 goals over the campaign. Manager, Antonio Conte, has deemed the player surplus …

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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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Frank Lampard Set To Rejoin Chelsea In Coaching Capacity

Blues legend Frank Lampard is set to rejoin Chelsea in a coaching capacity, according to Talksport. The Chelsea legend will be taking up a role at the club while he goes about completing his coaching badges and considers where he should go to next. The midfielder won everything there is to win in club football during his time at Chelsea, and …

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Chelsea Line Up Celtic Goalkeeper As Begovic Replacement

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 31: Craig Gordon of Celtic walks among smokes as a flare is thrown in after Celtic's first goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Chelsea are reportedly targeting Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon to replace Asmir Begovic, as reported by The Telegraph. Rumours have abounded for much of January linking Begovic with fellow Premier League side Bournemouth. Begovic has made do with precious few starts at Chelsea given the presence of Thibaut Courtois in the side and a move to the Cherries should see the 29-year-old enjoy …

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Antonio Conte Is Playing A Blinder In The Diego Costa Saga

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 31: Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates scoring his team's fourth goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on December 31, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

The Diego Costa rumour mill continues to churn this morning. The latest sentiments, as expressed in the Guardian, are that Conte has no intention of speaking face-to-face with the striker about his planned departure. Conte will simply judge him on his performances and attitude on the training pitch. Should he observe the required improvement, he’s back in Chelsea’s XI. Simple as that. Such …

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Chelsea Preparing Bid For Dimitri Payet [Report]

MIDDLESBROUGH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 20: Chelsea manager Antonio Conte celebrates during the Premier League match between Middlesbrough and Chelsea at Riverside Stadium on November 20, 2016 in Middlesbrough, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Chelsea’s quest for a midfield replacement for Oscar has moved onto West Ham’s Dimitri Payet. The Frenchman is unhappy at West Ham and is currently angling for a move away from the club. Bearing that in mind, there is a sense of naivety in West Ham’s insistence that he will remain at the club. This is only heightened as footballing superpowers …

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Chelsea: John Terry Replacement Has Already Been Identified

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 08: John Terry of Chelsea shoots during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Chelsea and Peterborough United at Stamford Bridge on January 8, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

It appears almost certain that John Terry will leave Chelsea this summer. The club captain will not be replaced easily, but already the Blues are being linked with possible successors. Attention is currently being drawn to Middlesbrough, specifically to defender Ben Gibson. The 23-year-old has impressed this season and, as reported by The Mirror, is highly thought of at Chelsea. Given his age …

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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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The Potential XI Chelsea Could Have After January Is Outrageously Good

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Chelsea are already firm favourites to win the 2016/17 Premier League after establishing themselves as comfortable league leaders at Christmas, but the sale of Oscar presents the club with the opportunity to add some dangerous talent.  The Brazilian’s £60 million transfer to Shanghai Shenhua was confirmed last week and Antonio Conte has insisted he has funds at his disposal for …

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Done Deal: Chelsea Confirm £60m Sale Of Oscar To Shanghai SIPG

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Chelsea Football Club have officially announced the departure of midfielder Oscar. The Brazilian midfielder is set to join with Shanghai SIPG once the January transfer window begins. As reported by ESPN, the deal will see Chelsea take in £60 million, making him Oscar’s most lucrative sale in their history. The deal is extremely lucrative for Oscar himself as well who will see …

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