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'I'm not interested' – Chelsea boss Antonio Conte refuses to talk about rivalry with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho

The pair will meet on Sunday when Man United play Chelsea, live on talkSPORT Friday, February 23, 2018 Antonio Conte refused to speak about his bitter feud with rival Jose Mourinho ahead of Chelsea’s visit to Manchester United. Blues boss Conte has clashed numerous times with the United boss since arriving at Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2016. Last month he called Mourinho a little man and also suggested he had amnesia. Mourinho, meanwhile, inferred Conte behaved like a clown on the touchline, as well as alluding to his…

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Transfer gossip: Chelsea star 'open' to Real Madrid offers, Pogba 'offered to top clubs', Arsenal ace to sign new deal?

Here are all the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers and online… Several European clubs have been contacted by a representative of Paul Pogba, amid speculation over the Frenchman’s future at Old Trafford. The 24-year-old was a substitute for United’s Champions League draw with Sevilla on Wednesday. (Daily Mirror) Real Madrid want goalkeeper target Thibaut Courtois to hold off signing a new Chelsea contract until April, as they want more time to decide whether to go for him or Manchester United David de Gea. (Daily Telegraph) Courtois’s offer from the Blues would…

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Chelsea can do 'something incredible' against Barcelona in second leg

Chelsea will “try to do something incredible” by knocking Barcelona out of the Champions League, said manager Antonio Conte after a drawn first leg. Willian put the Blues ahead at Stamford Bridge, but Lionel Messi capitalised on an error to ensure the match finished 1-1 by netting 15 minutes from time. Barcelona, who are seven points clear in La Liga, had barely threatened the hosts before their equaliser. “We were close to playing the perfect performance,” said Conte. “We made one mistake. It is a pity and we are disappointed…

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'An overrated bench player' – Chelsea fans tear into Alvaro Morata for Champions League cameo against Barcelona

‘An overrated bench player’ – Chelsea fans tear into Morata for Barca cameo Tuesday, February 20, 2018 It’s been a tough first season in west London for Alvaro Morata since his summer move from Real Madrid. After arriving at Chelsea with a huge £70 million price tag, the Spaniard initally made a bright start in the Premier League. It has since all tailed off rather dramatically since then, hwoever. During Tuesday night’s Champions League clash with Barcelona, the striker came off the bench for fellow countryman Pedro in an attempt…

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte defends tactics after letting lead slip in Champions League clash with Barcelona

Conte barks orders at his Chelsea players in the Barcelona game Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Antonio Conte has defended his tactics during Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday night. The Blues started the game without a recognised centre-forward and head into the return leg at the Camp Nou having conceded what could be a crucial away goal. Andres Iniesta pounced on a defensive error to lay the ball on a plate for Lionel Messi. However, the result does not tell the full story as Willian…

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Messi equaliser earns draw following Chelsea error

Lionel Messi’s first goal in nine Champions League games against Chelsea gave Barcelona a vital away goal as they rode their luck to earn a draw in this last-16 tie at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea had subdued Messi and Willian had struck the woodwork twice in the first half before a fine low finish from the edge of the area made it third-time lucky for the Brazilian and gave Antonio Conte’s side a deserved lead after 62 minutes. Barcelona had barely threatened but a misplaced pass from Andreas Christensen gave Andres…

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Chelsea 1-1 Barcelona: Rating and slating Messi and Co. after thrilling Champions League encounter

Left completely and utterly dumbfounded by all three of Willian’s efforts, had very little to do other than stand and watch as the ball sailed past him on every occasion. Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Lionel Messi capitalised on a rare defensive lapse by Chelsea during an entertaining Champions League clash which finished 1-1 at Stamford Bridge. The Argentinean cancelled out Willian’s superbly taken goal after Andres Iniesta capitlised on a   wayward pass in the Chelsea backpass. Before the game, the Catalan club warmed up for about 15 minutes, and…

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