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Chelsea Outcast John Obi Mikel Being Chased By Three Clubs [ESPN]

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 02: John Mikel Obi of Chelsea and Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur battle for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on May 02, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel is unlikely to be at the club for much longer. The Nigerian international has not played a single minute of first team action under new manager Antonio Conte this season, and is very much surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge. The player’s agent admitted earlier this week that Mikel is ‘very likely’ to leave Chelsea …

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Chelsea Outcast Admits He May Have To Leave The Club In January

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 07: Juan Mata of Manchester United closes down John Mikel Obi of Chelsea during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on February 7, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Chelsea’s resurgence under new manager Antonio Conte has seen some fringe players left out in the cold. Conte’s preference for a settled 3-4-3 formation has seen him use the same starting lineup for five consecutive games, but has also left certain players questioning their Stamford Bridge futures. Among those is John Obi Mikel. Something of a favourite under interim manager …

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Arsene Wenger’s Record Against The 11 Chelsea Managers He Has Faced Makes For Interesting Reading

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 22: Arsene Wenger manager of Arsenal looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on March 22, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Arsene Wenger is celebrating his twentieth anniversary as Arsenal manager this week, and does so against the very model of managerial instability. Antonio Conte is the latest man to try his hand at the Chelsea dugout, in an environment that can be very unforgiving under an owner who is more than happy to pull the trigger without a moment’s hesitation. …

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Chelsea Season Preview: Why Conte’s ‘Iron Fist’ Will Reawaken The Blues

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: The new Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte poses with a Chelsea shirt at Stamford Bridge on July 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

After Chelsea endured by far their worst season under Roman Abramovich’s ownership last year, new manager Antonio Conte has something of a challenge on his hands.  _____ Manager: Antonio Conte Last Season: 10th Major Players In: Michy Batshuayi (Marseille, £33m), N’Golo Kanté (Leicester City, £32m) Major Players Out: Marco Amelia (Released), Stipe Perica (Udinese, £3.4m), Papy Djilobodji (Sunderland, £8m), Mohamed Salah (Roma, £14.5m), Nathan …

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Chelsea Need To Be Shrewd In The Market For A New Midfield Maestro


Antonio Conte overachieved with his Italy team at the European Championships but will be feeling the effects of entering the transfer window late as he desperately attempts to bolster the midfield at Chelsea. The addition of Michy Batshuayi looks to be an impressive one for the London club, but Conte has failed in his quest to recruit Belgian star Radja …

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Chelsea Perform Massive John Terry U-Turn

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 24: John Terry of Chelsea celebrates with his team-mates after the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on January 24, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

It appears that rumours of John Terry’s Chelsea demise have been greatly exaggerated. Despite it being fairly common knowledge that the Chelsea captain would not be getting a renewal on his current contract – and would therefore be leaving the club in the summer – the Blues have today announced that they have offered Terry a new one year deal. …

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Juventus Reportedly Closing In On £20M Chelsea Midfielder

HARRISON, NJ - JULY 22: Nemanja Matic #21 of Chelsea looks on before the match against the New York Red Bulls during the International Champions Cup at Red Bull Arena on July 22, 2015 in Harrison, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The Chelsea clear-out could be about to gather pace. One of the first acts of new manager Antonio Conte will be to rid himself of the deadwood at the club before bringing in some of his preferred targets, with a number of prospective signings (mostly from Serie A) being linked with the Blues. Some players, such as Alexandre Pato, Radamel …

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Chelsea Star ‘Desperate To Quit The Club’ This Summer

Diego Costa

Incoming Chelsea boss Antonio Conte hasn’t even taken charge of the club yet but he already faces his first major battle. The lack of Champions League football at Stamford Bridge has meant that they face a fight to keep hold of their best players this summer, with the likes of Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard being linked with moves away. One …

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DONE DEAL: Chelsea Confirm Antonio Conte As New Manager


After weeks of speculation, Chelsea have today confirmed the appointment of Italy boss Antonio Conte as the club’s next manager. The former Juventus manager has agreed a deal and will succeed current interim Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink – thereby becoming the permanent successor to José Mourinho, who was sacked by the club last December. .@ChelseaFC is delighted to announce the appointment of …

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Chelsea “Begin Negotiations” For £31m Roma Midfielder

during the Serie A match between AS Roma and Udinese Calcio at Stadio Olimpico on May 17, 2015 in Rome, Italy.

They don’t even have a manager confirmed for next season yet (though when has that ever stopped them doing anything), but Chelsea are reportedly making good progress in their pursuit of summer transfer targets. It is widely expected that Italy manager Antonio Conte will succeed current interim Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink at the end of the European Championships this summer, …

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Widespread Reports Indicate Chelsea Are Closing In On New Manager

BOLOGNA, ITALY - NOVEMBER 17: Head coach Italy Antonio Conte(wanted by Chelsea) looks on prior to the international friendly match between Italy and Romania at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on November 17, 2015 in Bologna, Italy.

It is a saga that could very easily have rivalled Louis van Gaal’s drawn-out Manchester United departure, but it appears this morning that Chelsea have found themselves a new manager. In a story that first appeared on Italian publication La Gazzetta dello Sport yeasterday, but has since gained heavy traction in the UK press, current Italy boss Antonio Conte is apparently …

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