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Antonio Conte explains decision to start Diego Costa against Hull City

Antonio Conte has explained his decision to offer Diego Costa a starting spot against Hull City on Sunday.

The Spanish striker was left out of the Premier League leader’s squad to face Leicester City last weekend. 146 more words

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Chelsea v Hull team news: Diego Costa starts for Blues as Willian drops out

Diego Costa has returned to the Chelsea starting XI for the home clash against Hull City.

Costa, 28, was left out of the squad to take on Leicester City last weekend after a reported row with boss Antonio Conte. 171 more words

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Fernando Llorente insists he is happy at Swansea City amid Chelsea links

Fernando Llorente insists he is happy at Swansea City despite interest from Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Llorente scored a brace for the Swans on Saturday to fire the relegation strugglers to a shock 3-2 win at Liverpool. 285 more words

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Everton eye Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic as Phil Jagielka replacement

Everton are keeping tabs on Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic with Phil Jagielka’s future at Goodison up in the air, reports say.

Experienced Serbia international Ivanovic is expected to leave the Blues during the January transfer window after a frustrating period at Stamford Bridge. 170 more words

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Real Madrid open talks with Chelsea over Thibaut Courtois transfer

Real Madrid have opened talks with Chelsea over a summer move for Thibaut Courtois, reports say.

The Spanish giants are believed to be desperate to bring Courtois to La Liga at the end of the season and have set aside £26million to land the Belgian. 214 more words

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Thibaut Courtois pinpoints Chelsea games with Arsenal and Liverpool as having huge influence on title race

Chelsea’s upcoming games against Liverpool and Arsenal could play a huge role in whether the Blues win the Premier League title, Thibaut Courtois has admitted. 253 more words

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Chelsea star Pedro now reaching the level he showed at Barcelona, insists Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte believes Chelsea star Pedro has now reached the level of form he showed at Spanish giants Barcelona.

Pedro, 29, played over 200 league games for Barcelona during a seven-year spell in La Liga before joining the Blues in 2015. 389 more words

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