You are here

Chelsea 'preparing for Antonio Conte exit' and targeting Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone – Reports

Chelsea are preparing for the exit of manager Antonio Conte and are eyeing Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone to replace him, according to reports. Conte has been a big hit since joining the Blues in 2016 – winning the Premier League title in his first season in charge. But there have been undertones of frustration throughout his tenure in London and, according to a report in The Times, the Italian could be set to leave the club at the end of the current campaign. The Italian was not happy with…

Read More

Watch Diego Costa score on his Atletico Madrid debut after move from Chelsea

Costa scored just five minutes after coming on as a second half substitute Thursday, January 4, 2018 Diego Costa marked his Atletico Madrid comeback with a goal in their Copa del Rey win over third-tier side Lleida Esportiu on Wednesday evening. The former Chelsea striker wasted little time in making an impact as he scored just five minutes after coming on as a second-half substitute in their 4-0 win. Antoine Griezmann would add another late on, to add to the goals from Costa, Diego Godin and Fernando Torres, as Diego…

Read More

Former Chelsea striker Diego Costa scores just minutes into second debut for Atletico Madrid

Thursday, January 4, 2018 Diego Costa made his long-awaited Atletico Madrid return on Wednesday night – and wasted no time in getting back among the goals. The striker agreed a deal to re-join the Spanish giants from Chelsea in September but Atletico’s transfer ban meant he was prevented from making his second debut until January. Costa was named as a substitute for Atleti’s first game of 2018, their Copa Del Rey clash away to third tier side Lleida Esportiu. He received a rapturous welcome from the visiting fans when he was…

Read More

Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann apologises for painting himself black in ‘tribute’ to Harlem Globetrotters basketballer

Antoine Griezmann has landed himself in hot water over his 80’s fancy dress Monday, December 18, 2017 Antoine Griezmann has apologised after sparking a Twitter backlash by posting a picture of himself on social media in fancy dress as a black basketball player. The Atletico Madrid and France forward posted a photo on social media on Sunday showing him in an NBA All Stars basketball kit with heavily darkened skin and an afro-style wig. After a string of angry responses, Griezmann returned to Twitter to post: “Calm down friends, I’m…

Read More

Chelsea v Atletico Madrid: Confirmed line-ups – Bakayoko starts, Alonso dropped to the bench

Chelsea know they can finish top in Champions League Group C if they defeat Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening. The Blues booked their place in the last-16 with victory over Qarabag last month, and can deny Atleti a place in the knockout round should they pick up all three points tonight. Diego Simeone’s side are two points behind second-placed Roma, and have to beat the Blues to avoid falling out Europe’s premier cup competition and into the Europa League. Chelsea won the previous meeting between the two…

Read More

Chelsea FC team news: Predicted XI to face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 Chelsea have sealed a place in the knockout stages of the Champions but will want to guarantee top spot with victory over Atletico Madrid. Their opponents from Spain will be going all out for the win knowing without one they will face dropping down into the Europa League after the festive period. Blues boss Antonio Conte will not want his side’s performance levels to slide given their current six-game unbeaten run, and thankfully has a strong squad to call from. Brazilian defender David Luiz is the…

Read More

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Real Madrid: Derby ends in rare stalemate

Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid shared a rare goalless draw in the first derby at the Wanda Metropolitano in a result that will have delighted league leaders Barcelona. The last time a LaLiga clash between the two capital clubs finished 0-0 was back in 2005, and since then only one of 39 meetings between the rivals in all competitions had failed to produce a goal – the 2014/15 Champions League quarter-final first leg. But defences ruled the roost at Atletico’s impressive new 68,000-capacity home ground, which provided an electric atmosphere…

Read More
Scroll Up