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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte resigned to missing out on Champions League football after West Ham draw

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte resigned to missing out on Champions League football after West Ham draw

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Antonio Conte felt Chelsea's 1-1 draw with West Ham summed up their frustrating season.The Blues dominated the match at Stamford Bridge but only had Cesar Azpilicueta's first-half goal to show for it.Alvaro Morata had two goals disallowed for offside while West Ham keeper Joe Hart suddenly began to display the sort of form which not so long ago made him England's undisputed number one.And within three minutes of coming on as a second-half substitute Javier Hernandez swept in an equaliser to snatch a point for West Ham.The stuttering champions are now 10 points behind Tottenham and Blues boss Conte admits a top-four finish looks an increasingly forlorn hope."We must be realistic," he said. "You must win this game if you want to reach a target, in this case we want to reach a place in the Ch...
Blood clots kept New England Patriots OT Antonio Garcia sidelined

Blood clots kept New England Patriots OT Antonio Garcia sidelined

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Offensive tackle Antonio Garcia's rookie season with the New England Patriots was over before it started. When the Patriots made their final roster cuts prior to the start of last season, Garcia was placed on the non-football illness list and never made it to the field. The reason for the move was finally disclosed Thursday. Garcia was dealing with blood clots in his lungs, the Boston Herald reported, citing a source. A third-round draft pick out of Troy, Garcia was placed on blood thinners and lost at least 40 pounds, according to the newspaper. Expected to make a full recovery, Garcia has resumed workouts in an effort to regain his weight and strength, although there is no timetable for a possible return to the field.Let's block ads! (Why?) Sports News - UPI.com
‘Chelsea fans deserve to know’ – Blues must offer clarification on Antonio Conte’s future, says Ally McCoist

‘Chelsea fans deserve to know’ – Blues must offer clarification on Antonio Conte’s future, says Ally McCoist

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Chelsea manager Antonio ConteFriday, February 2, 2018Chelsea fans needs clarification on the future of manager Antonio Conte, Ally McCoist has told talkSPORT.The Italian’s future at Stamford Bridge has come under increasing scrutiny in recent weeks and reports have claimed he could be set to leave the club at the end of the season.Latest rumours suggest he could be offered a way out in the summer to resume his previous role as head coach of the Italy national team, following their failure to qualify for the World Cup.Chelsea have suffered a dip in form in recent weeks and this week’s shock 3-0 defeat to Bournemouth at home has intensified the spotlight on Conte and the club as a whole.And McCoist says supporters deserve to know what is going on behind the scenes.“At the very least the Chel
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte hits back at 'little man' Jose Mourinho

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte hits back at 'little man' Jose Mourinho

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Antonio Conte's feud with Jose Mourinho intensified further on Saturday as the Chelsea head coach called the Manchester United boss a "little man" and "fake" before issuing an apparent challenge.Simmering tensions between Conte and his predecessor as Chelsea boss ignited on Friday, when Mourinho made reference to match-fixing allegations.And, following Chelsea's goalless draw in the FA Cup third round at Norwich, Conte took the opportunity to respond in measured fashion - appearing to relish the forthcoming Premier League clash scheduled for February 25.Conte said: "The situation is very clear. I don't have anything to clarify."It will be the opportunity in the game against United when we go to Old Trafford."Me and him face to face. I'm ready. I don't know if he's ready."Conte had been acc...
Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea: Antonio Conte ‘pleased despite the draw’

Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea: Antonio Conte ‘pleased despite the draw’

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Antonio Conte did not feel too aggrieved after Chelsea's 1-1 draw with LiverpoolSaturday, November 25, 2017Antonio Conte was pleased with Chelsea's efforts against Liverpool, especially as his side played a Champions League match in Azerbaijan just days ago.The Blues fought back from one-goal down to secure a draw against Jurgen Klopp’s side, and did not appear to be tiring despite their midweek endeavours.Conte and his players were forced on a 5,000 mile round trip to play Qarabag on Wednesday, before heading up to Anfield for today’s clash, but the intensity from Chelsea was the same as they showed last season – when they had no European football to contend with.And the Italian admitted he was pleased with the showing, even if the match did end with the spoils being shared between the Lo