Bakayoko explains why he joined Chelsea, reacts to Nemanja Matic comparison

Tiemoue Bakayoko insists Antonio Conte is the reason why he joined Chelsea and insists he was not signed to fill Nemanja Matic’s boots. The Frenchman has been under pressure not to only equal former Chelsea mercurial midfielder Nemanja Matic’s record, but also churn out better performance. “My role is about linking up well with the…

Huddersfield hand Manchester United first league defeat (Match Report)

Ashley Young and Nemanja Matic

Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United were forced to taste bitter pills of defeat for the first time in the league season by Premier League new boys Huddersfield Town at John Smith’s Stadium. The Red Devils lost the away match 2-1 as Aaron Mooy and Laurent Depoitre scored first-half goals, while Marcus Rashford’s second-half solitary goal was…

Batshuayi at the double as resurgent Chelsea overpower wasteful Watford (Match Report)

Batshuayi and Heurelho Gomes

Substitute Michy Batshuayi scored twice to give Chelsea a thrilling come-from-behind victory over Watford at Stamford Bridge. The Belgian, a second-half substitute, had drawn the Blues level with a brilliant 70th-minute header, and with the game seemingly on course for a draw, Azpilicueta popped up four minutes from time to meet a wonderful Willian cross…

Barcelona legend Xavi reveals why he snubbed Manchester United

Xavi

Former Barcelona captain Xavi Hernandez has explained how he turned down a move to Manchester United as the Blaugrana were his ‘favourite team’. Now 37, Xavi spent 17 years at the Camp Nou before joining Qatari side Al Sadd after he won eight league titles and four Champions League titles with the Catalan giants. He…

UEFA descends on AS Roma over racist chants against Chelsea star during Champions League encounter

Antonio Conte

Roma have been charged by Uefa after some of their supporters allegedly directed monkey chants at their former defender Antonio Rüdiger during Wednesday’s Champions League match at Chelsea. According to The Guardian, the alleged chants were not reported by Chelsea but Uefa was made aware by comments on social media and the London club is…

Antonio Conte berates Mourinho, says Man Utd manager should “think about his team”

Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho

Antonio Conte accused Jose Mourinho of being obsessed with Chelsea after the Manchester United boss slammed whingeing managers. The Mirror reports that Conte reacted angrily after hearing Mourinho appeared to accuse him of “crying” over injuries and lack of squad depth. Conte said: “If he is speaking about me, I think he has to think…

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