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Who should make Chelsea's starting XI against Burnley? We asked Football Manager

Chelsea beat Watford 2-1 last Saturday to continue their unbeaten start to the season with the winning goal coming courtesy once again of a late Diego Costa strike. 714 more words

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Chelsea in talks with Fiorentina to seal Marcos Alonso transfer

Chelsea are reportedly in talks to seal the transfer of Fiorentina left-back Marcos Alonso to solve their defensive problems.

While Antonio Conte has been chasing a centre-back for so much of this summer, he has not had a great deal of luck in landing his prime targets such as Kostas Manolas, Leonardo Bonucci and Kalidou Koulibaly. 144 more words

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Gabriel Barbosa snubs Manchester United and Chelsea to join Inter Milan

Manchester United and Chelsea target Gabriel Barbosa has arrived in Italy to undertake a medical with Inter Milan.

Both Premier League sides had been in contact with the Rio 2016 Olympics gold medallist but he has opted to join the Serie A giants instead. 146 more words

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte admits Blues could have trouble reaching targets after poor transfer window

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has admitted that he is worried about not reaching his targets after a poor summer for transfers.

With five days left to go in the window, the Italian thinks his team will be under-cooked even with the addition of some last-minute signings. 298 more words

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Antonio Conte admits landing Chelsea transfer targets will be 'difficult' this summer

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has admitted it will be ‘difficult’ for the club to land their transfer targets before the window closes next week.

The Blues have signed Michy Batshuai and N’Golo Kante this summer as Conte aims to get the London club challenging for honours once again after last season’s disastrous showing, which saw them finish 10th in Premier League table and fail to pick up any silverware. 174 more words

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Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas dropped from Spain squad after being benched by Antonio Conte

Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas has been dropped by Spain after failing to start either of the Blues’ Premier League matches this month.

New manager Antonio Conte has benched the 29-year-old for both top flight games to date, and this hasn’t impressed fellow new boss Julen Lopetegui at Spain. 220 more words

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Boost for Europe's elite clubs as Uefa confirms Champions League changes

Uefa has confirmed the top four ranked associations are to receive four automatic spots into the Champions League from the 2018-19 season.

Teams who finish in the top four of the domestic leagues in England, Germany, Italy and Spain will now forgo the need to pre-qualify, as the likes of Manchester City and Borussia Monchengladbach were required to this week, with the governing body stepping up its attempts to ward off the threat of a breakaway competition. 276 more words

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