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The Five Biggest Challenges Facing Maurizio Sarri At Chelsea

COBHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Maurizio Sarri of Chelsea with Carlo Cudicini and Jorginho during a training session at Chelsea Training Ground on July 14, 2018 in Cobham, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Maurizio Sarri is the latest name to take on the prestigious yet poisoned chalice that is the Chelsea managerial position. The former Napoli boss replaced compatriot Antonio Conte at the weekend, and wasted no time in recruiting his first signing by bringing midfielder Jorginho from Serie A along for the ride. However, despite the optimism that a new manager brings, …

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Chelsea Set To Seal €65m Deal For Maurizio Sarri And Jorginho

Napoli trainer Maurizio Sarri during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and SSC Napoli at Stadio Artemio Franchi on April 29, 2018 in Florence, Italy.

Chelsea’ look set to have a new manager and first summer signing in place in the very near future. With confirmation coming through on Friday morning that Antonio Conte had been relieved of his duties as head coach, leaving the way clear for former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri to take the reins at Stamford Bridge. The Serie A side, who still …

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Antonio Conte: His Chelsea Reign In Five Quotes

Antonio Conte’s two-year reign as Chelsea manager came to an end on Friday so here are five of his quotes which reflect his sharply changing mood swings working for Roman Abramovich. They were happier times when victory at West Bromwich Albion secured the 2016/17 title in his first season at the club, although this remark was one that stirred things …

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Seven Potential Replacements Should Chelsea Sack Antonio Conte

WATFORD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 05: Antonio Conte, Manager of Chelsea looks dejected during the Premier League match between Watford and Chelsea at Vicarage Road on February 5, 2018 in Watford, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte could be clinging to his job by a thread after overseeing a wretched run of form recently. A run that has seen the Blues win just two of their last ten games in all competitions has culminated in chastening defeats, firstly in a 3-0 reversal at home to Bournemouth last week, followed up by Monday night’s …

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German Reports Suggest Chelsea Are Lining Up Thomas Tuchel To Replace Antonio Conte

Conte Tuchel

A story in Bild on Wednesday morning regarding Chelsea and Thomas Tuchel has created quite the storm. The German outlet have suggested that former Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel has been lined up by the reigning Premier League champions as speculation continues to swirl about Antonio Conte’s managerial position at Stamford Bridge. Tuchel has been out of work since leaving …

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PSG’s Capitulation Showed Money Alone Can’t Buy Champions League Success

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 08: PSG players look dejected as Sergi Roberto of Barcelona scores their sixth goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain at Camp Nou on March 8, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Let’s get one thing clear about Barcelona’s incredible 6-1 triumph over Paris Saint-Germain last week. This was not a story of scintillating football. Nor were PSG filleted by a series of mesmeric manoeuvres that no team could possibly hope to withstand. This was not simply another Lionel Messi masterclass, complete with deft touches and intricate wizardry. In fact, this wasn’t really about …

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Chelsea Agree New Kit Deal Worth An Eye-Watering Sum

HULL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 01: Chelsea team huddle prior to kick off during the Premier League match between Hull City and Chelsea at KCOM Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Hull, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

According to Spanish newspaper Marca, Chelsea are due to receive an injection of funds in the region of £900 million ($1.1 billion) 0ver the next 15 seasons. They have agreed a new kit deal with Nike that will see them pocket £60 million each year from July, 2017. At the moment the London club are assigned to Adidas, who pay at the rate …

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Chelsea Set Spend £148 Million On Two Players In First Phase Of Antonio Conte’s Rebuild [The Telegraph]

Hull City v Chelsea - Premier League

Antonio Conte and Roman Abramovich are beginning the process of rebuilding the Chelsea squad. Although the Pensioners may only be five points from the top of the Premier League table, few would argue that this is a vintage Chelsea team. Following last season’s disappointment, Antonio Conte has been given the job of rebuilding the Chelsea and turning them into a force that …

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Opinion: Why Antonio Conte Is Already In Trouble At Chelsea

SWANSEA, WALES - SEPTEMBER 11: Antonio Conte manager of Chelsea looks on prior to the Premier League match between Swansea City and Chelsea at Liberty Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

At the Emirates on Saturday, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was given a violent rude awakening as to the task facing him this season. In truth, this had been coming. In their opening set of games, they needed late goals to get out of jail against West Ham and Watford, carelessly threw away two points against Swansea and were completely overrun on …

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Joe Cole And Bojan: Where Did It All Go Wrong?

BARCELONA, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 04: Bojan Krkic of Barcelona during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Real Betis at the Camp Nou Stadium on November 4, 2007 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)

In part one of our look back at players whose careers took a turn for the worse having looked as though they were destined for the stars, we profile the legacies of ex-Chelsea man Joe Cole and Stoke’s Bojan Krkić.  One of the saddest and least talked about stories in this transfer window has been the future of Mario Balotelli. …

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Chelsea’s Ten Most Expensive Signings Ranked

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 31: ***EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE*** (MINIMUM USAGE FEE APPLIES PER IMAGE - 250 GBP OR LOCAL EQUIVALENT AND ONLINE RATE 125 GBP OR LOCAL EQUIVALENT) Chelsea Chief Executive Ron Gourlay with new signing Fernando Torres as he signs for Chelsea FC at Stamford Bridge on January 31, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Chelsea are no strangers to spending massive amounts of money on players. Roman Abramovich’s takeover of the club in 2003 was followed immediately by an avalanche of investment, and where spending over £100million on players in one transfer window is the norm for some clubs these days, back then it was seen as the ultimate sign of extravagance. However, they have …

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Mkhitaryan’s Arrival Signals The Swing Of Mourinho’s Ruthless Axe


Henrikh Mkhitaryan wore a broad grin upon his face as he proudly held aloft his new Manchester United jersey in front of the waiting press at Old Trafford yesterday. Unbeknownst to him, the moment he touched down on English soil, his new manager Jose Mourinho gleefully rubbed his hands together. Perhaps it was because the Portuguese had just acquired one of …

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Aston Villa Takeover: Fans’ Expectations Need To Be Measured

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 31: A general view outside the ground prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Hull City at Villa Park on August 31, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

For every Roman Abramovich, there’s a Venky’s. For every Sheikh Mansour, a Sacha Gaydamak. Aston Villa fans would do well to remember this as they rejoice the fact that Randy Lerner has finally sold the club to Chinese businessman Dr. Tony Xia. Not all that long ago fans were celebrating the end of the long reign of Doug Ellis. Villa …

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Huge Takeover Talk Hits Liverpool FC As Massive Bid Surfaces

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: during the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Liverpool look set for the takeover treatment as reports of a huge bid from the brother of Man City owner Sheikh Mansour surfaces. Football clubs have long been the play things of the rich. Gone are the days where they grew from humble beginnings to be owned by some local group or person. These days football clubs are big business …

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