Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has dismissed rumours of discontent over his training methods. The Italian insists Chelsea’s training loads are “70 per cent less” than during last season’s Premier League-winning campaign. And Conte says the proximity of matches renders the work which brought success last term “impossible”. “I don’t know about this,” said the
Another matchweek of Premier League football gets underway this evening, with West Ham hosting Brighton at the London Stadium. It is sure to be a thrilling round of fixtures, with some excellent games scheduled. Spurs v Liverpool is the biggest game, and you can hear exclusive national radio commentary of Sunday’s clash LIVE on talkSPORT.
Inter Milan are preparing a January swoop for Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool target Arturo Vidal. The San Siro club were chasing the Bayern Munich midfielder in the summer but they failed in their efforts to sign him. But, according to Tuttosport, Inter are determined to land the Chilean and will return for him in January.
That’s according to The Times who say Stamford Bridge stars are frustrated with the Italian’s training schedule. It’s suggested the Italian chief has kept a similar routine to last term. There reportedly remains a heavy emphasis on physically demanding sessions with lots of tactical meetings and minimal days off. However, with Chelsea strutting their stuff
Chelsea have now gone three games, in all competitions, without a win and next face a Watford team sitting above them in the Premier League. The Hornets have been the surprise package of the season thus far, with Marco Silva guiding the club to fourth, so the Blues will have to be at their best at
Antonio Conte’s Chelsea play Watford on Saturday seeking to respond from successive losses to Manchester City and Crystal Palace.
The Blues are nine points behind leaders City after eight games and Marcos Alonso believes it will take a more impressive run than last season’s 13-game winning streak to retain the title.
Here are the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers… Gareth Bale could be set for a sensational return to Tottenham Hotspur, with Real Madrid ready to offload the Welsh winger. The Spanish giants are growing increasingly frustrated with Bale’s constant grappling with injury to the extent that they are prepared to offload him next summer. (Don Balon) Liverpool will resist
The Blues are winless in three games after following up back-to-back defeats in the Premier League with a Champions League draw against Roma. They are now nine points off the title pace ahead of tomorrow’s visit of Watford and beset by injuries, with David Luiz and Tiemoue Bakayoko both doubts. But Hazard said: “If people
Eden Hazard reckons Chelsea can still retain the Premier League title. Antonio Conte’s Chelsea play Watford on Saturday seeking to respond from successive losses to Manchester City and Crystal Palace. The Blues are nine points behind leaders City after eight games and Marcos Alonso believes it will take a more impressive run than last season’s
The Blues boss is under pressure after a slow start to the new season for the Premier League champions. Chelsea have lost three of their opening eight league games and were pegged back to a 3-3 draw at home to Roma last night. Off the back of a frustrating summer transfer window, Conte’s relationship with