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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte insists Arsenal are a 'big rival for the title' ahead of derby clash

Antonio Conte will face Arsene Wenger on Sunday Saturday, September 16, 2017 Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte is adamant Arsenal are a Premier League title contender. The Gunners have lost two of their first four matches and the most recent away game prior to their trip to Stamford Bridge was a 4-0 loss at Liverpool, which reignited debate about Arsene Wenger’s position as manager. Arsenal have not won at Chelsea since October 2011 and have won two of 21 games against the established top six since the start of the…

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Chelsea FC: Antonio Conte says Blues' 6-0 win over Qarabag was a 'perfect' return to Champions League football

Head coach Antonio Conte lauded a ‘perfect’ Champions League return for Chelsea after Tuesday night’s 6-0 rout of Qarabag. Goals from Pedro, Davide Zappacosta, Cesar Azpilicueta, substitute Tiemoue Bakayoko and Michy Batshuayi ensured a comfortable return to Europe’s elite, after missing out on the competition last season for the first time since 2003/04. The sixth was bundled in by a combination of Batshuayi and defender Maksim Medvedev. “It was a good start, a perfect start for us,” Conte said. “To play the first game [of the] Champions League, then to win with…

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Antonio Conte WRONG to rotate Chelsea team for Champions League opener against Qarabag, Ray Wilkins tells talkSPORT

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Ray Wilkins has hit out Antonio Conte’s plans to rotate his players for Chelsea’s Champions League clash with Qarabag at Stamford Bridge. Conte confirmed in his pre-match press conference he is ready to leave out a number of his star men, including Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata, for the opening group stage game against the Azerbaijani side. The Italian insists he has no choice but to make changes in a bid to keep his squad fresh, with Tuesday night’s European fixture the second of seven games in just 21 days for the Blues. But Wilkins, the former…

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'I saw the fighters' – Conte praises Chelsea players after Wembley win over Spurs

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte praised the “commitment” of his team in a “moment that is not easy” as they bounced back from their opening-day loss to Burnley by beating Tottenham at Wembley. Marcos Alonso scored a late winner for the Blues as Spurs started life at their temporary home with a disappointing defeat. Chelsea’s new £60m striker Alvaro Morata missed an easy headed chance in the opening minutes before Alonso’s perfectly delivered free-kick gave Antonio Conte’s side the lead after 24 minutes. Spurs responded strongly with Harry Kane hitting the…

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Chelsea FC news: Antonio Conte hails performance in win over Tottenham – it showed 'spirit, heart and desire'

Antonio Conte, the Chelsea manager Sunday, August 20, 2017 Head coach Antonio Conte lauded his “fighters” after Chelsea extended Tottenham’s Wembley woe with a 2-1 Premier League win. Marcos Alonso scored an 88th-minute winner after Michy Batshuayi’s own goal had cancelled out the Spaniard’s earlier free-kick as Chelsea responded from the humiliating opening loss to Burnley. Tottenham laid siege on the Premier League champions’ goal at times, but now have just two wins in 11 attempts since Wembley reopened in 2007. And the national stadium is their home this season….

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Conte wants to stay at Chelsea for 'many years'

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says he wants to be in charge of the club for “many years” and lead the Blues into the new Stamford Bridge. Conte arrived on a three-year deal last summer but is now looking beyond that. The Blues have planning permission to rebuild their ground, though they are yet to decide whether to proceed. “This could be a fantastic challenge for me and also for the club – to stay together and to play with this team in a new stadium,” said Italian Conte. The last…

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