Chelsea boss Antonio Conte feels that his side can beat Barcelona in their Champions League last-16 clash, with the first leg taking place this Tuesday at Stamford Bridge.
After moving to Borussia Dortmund on loan during the January transfer window, Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi appears to be enjoying his football again and has now scored five goals during his past three games.
Emerson Palmieri is “feeling great” and ready to make his first-team debut for Chelsea.
Olivier Giroud has insisted that he had to leave Arsenal last month as he saw Chelsea as being the “perfect club” for him to continue his career with.
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has admitted that he is “certain” to return to Madrid one day – and it is looking increasingly likely that it will happen at the end of the season.
Belgian star Eden Hazard has pointed to the Blues’ crowded fixtures as being the main reason for his side struggling to regain the form that won them the Premier League title last term.
Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard has the potential to win the Ballon d’Or award and it is now up to him to go and get it, according to teammate Cesc Fabregas.
The head of the Italian Football Federation has claimed that under-fire Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is keen to return to managing the Italy national team.
Nigel Winterburn has expressed his belief that embattled Chelsea boss Antonio Conte could be sacked before the end of the season.
Olivier Giroud is excited after making an £18-million move from Arsenal to Chelsea on transfer deadline day.
Chelsea are set to sign Olivier Giroud from Arsenal before the transfer window closes on Wednesday, according to reports.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has admitted that he is unsure of what lies ahead for striker Michy Batshuayi, despite the fact that the Belgian was pivotal in the Blues’ FA Cup victory against Newcastle United on Sunday.
Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilcueta has expressed his concern that Chelsea have been late to the table in doing business this transfer window – but is still confident his side can strengthen before deadline day.
Reports linking Luis Enrique to Chelsea have intensified this week, amidst claims the Blues are lining up the team of the former Barcelona boss andJuliano Belletti as potential replacements for Antonio Conte.
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has urged Chelsea to look inwardly in their search to find a striker to provide competition and support to first-choice forward Alvaro Morata.
Chelsea are considering a move for Burnley’s Ashley Barnes as they widen their search for a new frontman this month, according to reports.
New Chelsea signing Ross Barkley has spoken out on why he did not join the Blues last summer, despite the side agreeing on a £35 million fee with Everton for the England international.
Chelsea have insisted that they are not guilty of any wrongdoing, after FIFA this week accused them of breaking transfer rules in relation to the signing of foreign youth players.
Former Blues’ striker Fernando Torres has praised Alvaro Morata’s strong start to life at Stamford Bridge, proclaiming the Chelsea forward to be “one of the best” in the world.
There are certainly signs that Thibaut Courtois could go on to become Chelsea’s all-time greatest goalkeeper. For now, at least, that title has to belong to Petr Cech. Although the former Czech Republic international is now first choice at Arsenal, his name will always bring back fond memories in the hearts of Chelsea fans.
The 1982-83 season will go down in the history books as one of Chelsea’s worst ever, as the Blues narrowly avoided relegation to the then third division. Former club chairman Ken Bates promised fans at the end of the season that the disaster would never be repeated again.
The astronomical wages earned by footballers is a topic that is subject to countless debate. Are our favourite athletes being overpaid for kicking a ball around a pitch? Or are they being justly rewarded for helping entertain and unite millions of people around the world, as well as generating big business for their clubs?
The Premier League was once again the heaviest-spending league in world football this summer, as clubs from England went on to spend a combined total of £1.43 billion on bolstering their sides.
Serie A clubs have also dug deep over the last few months, with a total spend of £735 million. AC Milan, in particular, spent heavily as they seek to re-establish themselves as giants of Italian football; they signed Leonardo Bonucci for a whopping £37.30 million.
Below are the most expensive players of the summer transfer window 2017. Although these sums of money may seem enormous, as the fees sides pay become perpetually higher, there are bound to be players that cost significantly more over the coming years.
5. Benjamin Mendy (Monaco to Manchester City – £51.75 million)
Mendy was a surprise package for Monaco last season as they went on to surprisingly win the French Ligue 1 and qualified for the quarter finals of the Champions League. Pep Guardiola knows that he will need to win silverware this season with City or he could risk being sacked and so brought the left back to his side to improve their trophy chances.
4. Alvaro Morata (Real Madrid to Chelsea – £55.8 million)
With Diego Costa having being deemed to surplus to requirements by Antonio Conte during the summer, Chelsea needed a new main striker for this season and they opted to sign Spanish international Morata from Real Madrid.
3. Romelu Lukaku (Everton to Manchester United – £76.23 million)
Lukaku made clear his desire to leave Everton and play in the Champions League this season. His wish was eventually granted as he joined United this summer. This was also the most expensive transfer to take place in the English Premier League. The Belgian will be expected to spearhead United’s attack.
2. Ousmane Dembele (Borussia Dortmund to Barcelona – £94.5 million)
Barcelona desperately needed to bolster their attack after losing Neymar to PSG. They opted to recruit Dembele from Dortmund, who is arguably one of the best up-and-coming talents in world football.
1. Neymar (Barcelona to PSG – £199.8 million)
Cash-rich Paris St-Germain proved that they meant business by triggering Neymar’s astronomical release clause. They will hope that he can help them reach their goal of winning the Champions League.