Watford vs Chelsea team news, injuries, lineups: Conte to use same eleven

Chelsea don’t have any new injury concerns and could be unchanged from the side that beat West Ham 2-1 in the opener. John Obi Mikel remains the only absentee as he didn’t yet return from the Olympics. Watford have completed the signings of Younes Kaboul and Roberto Pereyra but they will not be available to…


Chelsea vs West Ham team news, lineups, injuries: Kante set for a debut, Payet not fully fit

Antonio Conte will take charge of his first competitive game as Chelsea manager as they host West Ham on Monday, in the last game of BPL opening round. There are no fresh injury concerns for Chelsea. Kurt Zouma remains sidelined as he’s gaining full fitness after a knee injury. The Italian manager intends to build…


Conte to pay £6m for Dinamo Zagreb dropout goalkeeper

Antonio Conte is determined to sign third-choice Portugal goalkeeper Eduardo, 33, who even lost his first goalkeeper status in Dinamo Zagreb after poor performances over the two years spent with the Croatian champions. While a good overall goalkeeper, Eduardo is prone to lapses in concentration and can concede very easy goals at times, in situations…


What’s Conte doing with Chelsea defence? John Terry main player, no reserve fullbacks

The new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, who made a name for himself in defensive and energetic Juventus, seems to have no good recipe for the already fragile Chelsea defence. Chelsea conceded 53 goals last term after conceding 32 in their previous, title-winning, season. Conte was hired to make the team a hard nut to crack…


Leicester will lose Riyad Mahrez to Barcelona, Chelsea, Arsenal or Manchester City

After losing influential midfielder N’Golo Kante and genius head of recruitment Steve Walsh who made the title possible, Leicester are set to lose their star player Riyad Mahrez as he turned down the offer of a new contract. The 25-year-old Algerian midfielder scored 17 goals and made 11 assists in 2015-16 and was the main…

N'Golo Kante on Leicester FC training

N’Golo Kante is a new Chelsea player until 2021; Blues agree £29m fee with Leicester

According to French newspaper Le Parisien, Chelsea have agreed a £29m deal with Leicester for defensive midfielder N’Golo Kante, which is much higher than the originally reported £20m release clause. Kante was offered a new contract by the Foxes, with a £100k weekly salary, but the new contract offer was probably there just to draw a…


Chelsea make a £64m bid for the most expensive Spanish player in history

Chelsea made a £64m bid for Álvaro Morata, the Real Madrid striker who scored 3 goals in 4 matches on Euro 2016. Earlier today, Real Madrid activated a clause to return Alvaro Morata to Santiago Bernabeu. The news was confirmed by Juventus and the Italian side will get €30m for the player who scored only…


Lionel Messi not coming to Chelsea

Late last evening, The Sun published a story about Lionel Messi’s father holding talks with Roman Abramovich on Chelsea owner’s yacht. The catalyst for the transfer talks, of course, being the 21-month jail sentence and the apparent resentment of Lionel Messi and his father towards Spanish authorities and Barcelona FC. Also, Messi, 29, just ended his…


Arsenal Set To ANNOUNCE Three Major Transfer Deals After UCL Football Is Assured

Confidence is high in the Arsenal ranks that players like Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Jack Wilshere will commit to The Gunners and will sign new contracts within weeks. This is according to Football Insider. The important trio all have two years to remaining on their current deals and the club management is keen to make them commit to extensions….

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