Can Conte Repeat His Magic Next Season?


Chelsea have had the most amazing of seasons as they recorded a total of 93 points and managed to win in 30 matches. If you have told a Chelsea fan before the season that they would comfortably win the English Premier League, match the league’s longest winning run, and be second to Mourinho’s Chelsea from 2004-2005 in terms of points gathered, he would have said that you were out of your mind.
However, this really did happen and if you don’t follow football regularly you can visit sbat live scores and check for yourself. The fact that Conte achieved these things with a Chelsea team which finished 10th the previous season really speaks volumes about his credentials as a coach.
But can this Chelsea team repeat the same feat and win the league next season as well? Well, it will all depend on how several things play out.

Keep the Core Players
Chelsea have a squad which is full of young talent. However, most of these players sit in the reserves or get a limited playing time in the first team. This means that next year Conte will again have to rely on the players which took the biggest share of the burden this season.
Keeping players such as Hazard, Curtois, Kante, Matic and Fabregas should be Conte’s first order of business. Clubs like Real Madrid have been circling around Chelsea’s squad like vultures, but Conte and the board must resist their riches if Chelsea are to repeat the same achievement as last season.

Buy Smartly
Conte has insisted on several occasions that Chelsea should act smartly in the transfer market and only buy the right players for the right price. Marcos Alonso and N’Golo Kante were good examples of how this smart buying benefited Chelsea this season and it seems that Conte will once again only splash the cash if the right player is available.
This means that Chelsea will most likely go for players which will represent good value for money. These would probably be players which are going to be heavily scouted to ensure that they are the right fit for the Blues.

Backing of the Board
One of the biggest problems that Chelsea coaches had in the past was the Chelsea board’s treatment. Mourinho, Di Matteo, and Ancelotti were all sacked because they didn’t live up to the standard they had set for themselves in the previous season.
Should Conte’s Chelsea underperform at the start of next season the same fate might await the Italian. The board has been unequivocal that Conte will remain their manager even if he doesn’t replicate this season’s results, but these words of backing mean nothing when Roman Abramovich is concerned.
The Russian has been known to quickly lose patience and if Conte fails to deliver he might soon find himself searching for a new managerial post.
This job insecurity is probably perfectly clear to Conte as well. The Italian seems to thrive under pressure, but a stronger show of confidence in his abilities will go a long way.


Antonio Conte waits for the second part of run

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]ntonio Conte’s impact has started to show on Chelsea’s position on the points table and he believes there are many improvements on team to overcome.

He also stated that four consecutive wins are very soon to name his side as a Premier League contenders.

Chelsea thrashed Manchester United with 4-0 is their biggest win so far this season and moved within a point less than the league leaders Manchester City, after secured 0-2 win against Southampton.

Premier League is the only competition for Chelsea to focus also they are improving with new 3-4-3 formation and individuals as well.

Diego Costa is the top scorer in Premier League with 8 goals including the brilliant goal against Southampton. Eden Hazard also found his rhythm with netting 5 goals so far, which is surpassed his last season total goal counts.

Conte said after the Southampton win: “It’s early for us to speak about title contenders,”

“We can improve a lot. We must improve. After the first part of the season – during January – I can tell more about this run.”

“I’m pleased to see my players working very hard during the game with and without the ball,”

“We know that the road is long but the confidence is increasing. It’s important to get this type of result and performance because, in this way, they can trust more in the work. It’s not important for us to look at the table now.

He mentioned that he has to wait till January to describe the Chelsea’s position.

“If you ask me a prediction or an expectation of our championship, it’s very difficult to talk about this. It’s important to pass the first part of the season. Then, when you start the second part, our ideas will be more clear.”

Jose Mourinho puts Hazard on waiting list

mourinho and Hazard

After the humiliating start, Chelsea have recovered from the small dent, but the big one yet to repair. Chelsea beat Aston Villa 2-0 in at Stamford Bridge with an own goal from Aston Villa player Alan Hutton.

This is Chelsea’s third victory in Premier League matches so far in new season. Jose Mourinho has left last year’s PFA Player of the Year Eden Hazard on bench and explained that he needs to concentrate on defending part also.

“I left out Hazard because we are conceding lots of goals. We need to defend better,”

He also said that Hazard has fight hard to regain his position and compete with Willian and Pedro.

“It was just a tactical decision, leaving super quality on the bench, but bringing tactical discipline and hoping that the team could be solid.

“Willian and Pedro did amazing defensive work and allowed the midfield players to be very comfortable. I continue that way, or he comes in our direction and tries to replicate the same work that Willian and Pedro did.”

Diego Costa displayed a better form after his 3 match suspension. Spaniard forward contributed the major part in crucial victory.

Mourinho told: “The way he was working in the past two weeks with us, I knew clearly he would bring something positive for us.”

Premier League 2015/16: A Brief summary

[dropcap]P[/dropcap]remier league allowed new boys to play and they made numerous attempts to defeat opponents. Steve Bruce described that Norwich approach towards defender Robbie Brady as “ridiculous”. Norwich bid for Robbie is an “embarrassing” one and it is hurting him. He also says that this act can also unsettle other players and Brady will not go for anywhere near that. Bruce said that “he even cannot accepting at the moment of Norwich”

Dimitri payet from Marseille got first ranking in Europe’s top 5 leagues of 14/15 because he is a regular fixture in Didier deschamps. He is now 28 years old but excellent a playmaker of his creative powers in premier league. Dimitri was comfortably doing best in last five years with a rating of 7.62. Payet was playing very best for Marseille in last premier league. Kevin de bruyne got second place and Eden Hazard got third place in season.

Raheem sterling missed training again and reporting sick for a second day. Sterling has asked to be left out for Liverpool’s pre-season tour because of issues with manager Brendan Rodgers. Though 20 year old sterling missed training today but he attended 25-minute meeting with the Reds boss at Melwood on Tuesday. Rodgers claiming that if Raheem like to get more money, then he was confident that deal will be reached between player and Liverpool hierarchy.

According Rodgers manager, sterling want to stay at Liverpool but sterling reports that Rodgers wants me to play over money or club. Sterling believes that it would be better if he stay at Melwood and continue his training.

Torino coach says that he would not begrudge defender Matteo Darmian and Darmian looks to move to Manchester united by accepting initial fee around 13 million Euros. He also says that “besides his desires and will towards achieving things, it’s better to provide opportunity to realize a dream to participant champion league.

Italy defender Angelo has to undergo a medical at West Ham in next 48 hours but he is being comfortable in the league. 27 years old defender has 10 caps for his country because he played successfully at the start of 2013/14 season. He made 41 appearances in two seasons and as unused substitute when they lost final against Barcelona.

Arsenal informs that Danny welbeck misses Barclays Asia trophy because he is suffering from ongoing ankle problem which send him out of last season. Welbeck will remain in London in order to continue treatment for his knee problem which will keep him out few weeks before final. Petr cech is included in pre-season trip to Singapore to play final. He is 18 year old American mid fielder and has some key experience to play premier league.

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Hazard Not Ready to Follow Bale and Eyes Decade-Long Chelsea Stay


[dropcap]C[/dropcap]helsea superstar Eden Hazard has managed a complete sweep of the individual awards this season. After having been crowned as the PFA Player of the Year, the Belgian international went on to lift the Football Writers’ award as well. He is one of few players in the last decade to have won both awards in a single campaign. This statistic should instil a lot of fear into Chelsea fans for one particular reason; almost all of those who have won both awards have subsequently left the club soon after.

There seems little possibility of Hazard doing the same, as he signed a new five-year contract only a few months ago. The Belgian is one of the highest-paid players in the Premier League and he has a contract running until 2020. Yet, a player’s head can always be turned and clubs are often forced to sell an unhappy player even if he has several years left on his contract. Dismissing any thoughts about a move away from Chelsea in the near future, Hazard stated that he is ready to stay at the club even for the next 10 years. He said:

Why change? If you’re happy and things are going really well at one place, there is no need to change.

The Champions League is the one thing missing from my career. So if I want to be considered in that upper, upper level of top players I need to win the Champions League at some point.

Hazard is completely different from the superstars the game is used to nowadays. The 24-year-old takes care of himself extremely well and does not get caught up in the back pages for the wrong reason. He is rarely injured during the campaign. These qualities – aside from those on the pitch – set him apart from the glorified footballers, who appear to earn a lot more than they deserve.

Jose Mourinho regards Hazard to be the third best player in the world behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Yet, one cannot help think that there is a significant gap between Hazard and top two places. A 19 goals and 11 assists from 45 appearances this season may seem extremely good, but it is simply dwarfed by the figures set by the Real Madrid and Barcelona superstars. The former has scored 59 goals in 47 appearances, while Messi is not far behind with 56 goals in 50 appearances.

Both, certainly in the case of Ronaldo, are approaching the twilight of their careers and it may not be long before a player like Hazard takes over the mantle.

Mourinho will not let Eden Hazard leave for PSG


Eden_HazardEden Hazard is reported to be on the radar of the French Ligue 1 club, Paris Saint-Germain. The Chelsea midfielder who has been phenomenal this season for his club is also said to be interested in the move. However, manager Jose Mourinho has ridiculed such news and stated there is no possibility of Hazard leaving the club.

Hazard has started with a total of 26 games this season for Chelsea in all competitions. He has scored 11 goals and made a total of 5 assists.

The midfielder has been lethal against rivals and his performance against Liverpool in the Premier League is one his most notable performance this season.

The twenty-three year old is one of Jose Mourinho’s prized assets in the team and there is no way Mourinho is going to let him leave. The midfielder adds immense quality and skill to the team plus his ability to sneak past defenders at high speed proves extremely vital against strong opponents.

It was reported in Le Parisien that the Belgium International disclosed his intentions to join PSG next summer, but Mourinho absolutely denied the probability of such talk.

Jose_mourinhoAccording to ESPN, Mourinho has spoken on the matter: “I’m not worried because if his value was around £40 million when Chelsea bought him, if two years later he’s twice or three times better than he was when we bought him, I think his value is a crazy value, so Eden on top of that is not a player Chelsea is interesting in selling anyway. Our tag is not to sell, plus the crazy amount that he can value in this moment, I think no chance that Eden can leave.”

Mourinho: Hazard is a great talent



Following the Belgium International’s double against Sunderland, the Chelsea manager has praised his attacker’s ability and talent.  

Jose Mourinho had nothing but praise for Eden Hazard after his breath taking performance against the Black Cats which the former Real Madrid manager claims to be his best display of this season.

“With me, the best.

“Maybe last season he did something similar or even better but with me that is the best.

“The talent and the ambition were there from the first minute and that’s the first time I’ve seen that from him.

“He has a great talent but sometimes he does an incredible thing then disappears from the game and then might come back in the second half.

“Today, though, the performance was fantastic.” he added.

The Belgium midfielder helped Frank Lampard grab his fourth goal of the season, and scored twice in their 4-3 triumph over Sunderland on Wednesday. Hazard has scored 8 times in 18 matches this term for Chelsea and is profusely their ‘key player’ .

Meanwhile , Sunderland boss Gus Poyet did not hesitate to praise Eden Hazard’s performance . “He was unplayable, as a manager I haven’t come up against anyone like that,” said Poyet

Chelsea sits second in the Premier League table following Arsenal and will face Stoke City on Saturday .

Mourinho made ‘Hazard’ous(less) decision again



Eden Hazard has missed a training session with Chelsea and he lost his place in the very next match in Champions League squad. It was a huge decision taken by new manager Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho has no personal issue with Hazard, but he is giving more important to team rather than the player. He confirms that Hazard will play against West Brom this week.

Hazard attended a party with former club Lille and he missed the training. He reported with an apology to manager Mourinho, but it was not accepted.

Mourinho clarified about his drop:

He apologised to me and he apologised to the club.

Of course the apology was not accepted but it’s over and it’s something that doesn’t exist anymore.

He is selected and he is ready to play. He has an appetite to play; it was a risk not to select him (for the Newcastle game) speaking in terms of football.

It was an important match but sometimes as a manager you have to make some risky decisions.

Mourinho believes dropping him from first team is a consequence of his mistake and it’s a worst situation for a player.