1. Picking a Best Chelsea XI Using Only One Player of Each Nationality

    It's the sort of headache every manager wants: How does he pick his team without leaving talented players out? Antonio Conte has been playing that game already at Chelsea this season...

    Garry Hayes Written by Garry Hayes about 10 hours ago 3,963 reads 14 comments

  2. Crushing Manchester City Shows Antonio Conte Has Rival Managers Running Scared

    In the "Year of the Manager," as it's being billed, it seems one has got the rest of the Premier League running for cover as his team sit three points clear at the top of the table...

    Garry Hayes Written by Garry Hayes about 1 day ago 7,212 reads 32 comments

  3. The Dark Arts of David Luiz Are What Inspired Chelsea's Manchester City Win

    It's the perceived wisdom that goals and only goals win football matches. That may be true in a literal sense, but so does knowing how to steal an advantage at a decisive moment and benefit from it...

    Garry Hayes Written by Garry Hayes about 3 days ago 22,853 reads 35 comments

  4. Manchester City Game Is a Major Frontier for Antonio Conte's Improving Chelsea

    When Antonio Conte's switch of formation in early October brought about Chelsea 's current run of form, Bleacher Report looked at how it paralleled with another similarly impressive period in the club's history...

    Garry Hayes Written by Garry Hayes about 4 days ago 2,081 reads 0 comments

  5. How Past Failures Are Fuelling Antonio Conte's Chelsea Revolution

    As Chelsea 's season gradually petered out in 2015/16, Guus Hiddink remained adamant he was targeting European qualification for the club...

    Garry Hayes Written by Garry Hayes about 6 days ago 6,666 reads 11 comments

  6. Chelsea's Charlie Colkett: A Thinking Man's Footballer Making Big Strides

    Read Charlie Colkett's social media pages, and the bios remain close to identical; the Chelsea youngster is pushing the same message. "Graft n stay humble" it reads on Twitter with an emoji of hands praying to the heavens...

    Garry Hayes Written by Garry Hayes about 7 days ago 4,518 reads 5 comments

  7. Did Chelsea's Defeat of Spurs Show Thibaut Courtois to Be the Blues' Weak Link?

    STAMFORD BRIDGE, LONDON — Chelsea may have been all level at 1-1 with Tottenham Hotspur at half-time on Saturday, but Antonio Conte wasn't going to settle for that...

    Garry Hayes Written by Garry Hayes about 10 days ago 11,752 reads 22 comments

  8. What's Changed Since Chelsea Denied Tottenham Hotspur the Premier League Title?

    It’s Chelsea vs. Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. The grudge match resumes. History and geography has meant this London derby has rarely needed inspiration...

    Garry Hayes Written by Garry Hayes about 12 days ago 5,132 reads 15 comments

  9. Changing Times at Chelsea Mean Antonio Conte Is the Club's Biggest Asset

    This season was billed as the year of the super coach in the Premier League, but no other manager has lived up to that billing quite like Antonio Conte has at Chelsea ...

    Garry Hayes Written by Garry Hayes about 13 days ago 5,688 reads 14 comments

  10. Chelsea's Victory over Middlesbrough Has the Sniff of Champions About It

    The Antonio Conte express train continues to roll on, and right now, it's the No. 1 attraction in the Premier League...

    Garry Hayes Written by Garry Hayes about 16 days ago 5,284 reads 17 comments

  11. How Middlesbrough Inspired Chelsea's Legacy of Trophy Success

    As Chelsea begin to hint at being a club on their way to restoration with Antonio Conte at the helm, it's apt they come to blows with Middlesbrough this weekend...

    Garry Hayes Written by Garry Hayes about 18 days ago 4,620 reads 1 comments

  12. Why Chelsea's Rising Star Ike Ugbo Deserves More Plaudits for His Achievements

    Posture can tell us everything about a sportsman. For Chelsea 's up-and-coming striker Ike Ugbo, it's what gives the game away. Before watching him in action, the naked eye can spot his talent...

    Garry Hayes Written by Garry Hayes about 18 days ago 3,919 reads 2 comments

  13. Is Lewis Baker's England Form Finally Playing Him Into Contention at Chelsea?

    The international break doesn't have to spell doom and gloom for football fans — Chelsea supporters in particular...

    Garry Hayes Written by Garry Hayes about 20 days ago 5,133 reads 3 comments

  14. Why It's Time That Frank Lampard Returned to Chelsea

    Frank Lampard is leaving New York City FC ; it’s time he was brought back to Chelsea . In the two years since he departed Stamford Bridge, much has changed...

    Garry Hayes Written by Garry Hayes about 21 days ago 5,276 reads 2 comments

  15. Gary Cahill's Chelsea Redemption Is One of Antonio Conte's Best Achievements

    When Gary Cahill headed home England's third and final goal against Scotland on Friday, it wasn't Wayne Rooney  with whom the Chelsea defender should have been celebrating...

    Garry Hayes Written by Garry Hayes about 24 days ago 5,851 reads 21 comments

  16. The Antonio Conte Report, Pt. 3: View from the Chelsea Supporters

    In the final instalment of our three-part series, Bleacher Report speaks to Chelsea supporters to get their views on manager Antonio Conte and how he is bringing about a new era at the club...

    Garry Hayes Written by Garry Hayes about 26 days ago 4,400 reads 6 comments

  17. The Antonio Conte Report, Pt. 2: View from Chelsea's Past Players

    In the second instalment of our three-part series this week, Bleacher Report speaks to former Chelsea players as we assess Antonio Conte 's early impact at Stamford Bridge… Football players are unique beasts...

    Garry Hayes Written by Garry Hayes about 26 days ago 7,335 reads 7 comments

  18. The Antonio Conte Report, Pt. 1: View from the Chelsea Press Box

    In the first of a three-part series this week, Bleacher Report takes in the view from the Stamford Bridge press box as we assess Antonio Conte's early impact at Chelsea ...

    Garry Hayes Written by Garry Hayes about 28 days ago 10,093 reads 8 comments

  19. Antonio Conte's Chelsea Are Beginning to Mirror Jose Mourinho's Champions

    STAMFORD BRIDGE, LONDON — It was mid-October 2004 and Chelsea had just lost 1-0 to Manchester City courtesy of a Nicolas Anelka penalty. "At half-time, [ Jose Mourinho ] was livid...

    Garry Hayes Written by Garry Hayes about 1 month ago 8,718 reads 16 comments

  20. How Antonio Conte Has Made David Luiz a Better Defender by Him Not Defending

    It's a criticism to frustrate any defender—being told that they can't defend. That's exactly what we have heard about David Luiz throughout his career...

    Garry Hayes Written by Garry Hayes about 1 month ago 24,563 reads 57 comments

  21. Are Eden Hazard's Gains Chelsea's Long-Term Loss?

    The question we're asking right now is whether we're seeing the start of something special at Chelsea . Have Antonio Conte 's side transformed themselves from mid-table failures ...

    Garry Hayes Written by Garry Hayes about 1 month ago 13,648 reads 49 comments

  22. Now Eden Hazard and Diego Costa Must Fire Chelsea into Title Contention

    Antonio Conte's chuckle said it all about where he thinks Chelsea stand in the Premier League title race...

    Garry Hayes Written by Garry Hayes about 1 month ago 6,621 reads 42 comments

  23. Was Selling Ryan Bertrand Among Jose Mourinho's Biggest Errors as Chelsea Boss?

    When Chelsea were swept aside with merciless ease at home to Manchester City in April, it was the closing chapter to end the debate over the wisdom in the club selling Kevin De Bruyne when they did...

    Garry Hayes Written by Garry Hayes about 1 month ago 7,390 reads 29 comments

  24. Antonio Conte Must Show More Ambition to Turn Chelsea's Failures into Success

    LONDON STADIUM, London — He doesn't get much wrong, but Antonio Conte blew it against West Ham United in the EFL Cup on Wednesday...

    Garry Hayes Written by Garry Hayes about 1 month ago 5,365 reads 21 comments

  25. Why Eden Hazard Is the Biggest Winner in Antonio Conte's New-Look Chelsea

    STAMFORD BRIDGE, LONDON — Let’s not get carried away just yet, but Eden Hazard ’s looking rather good for Chelsea right now, isn ’t he? The Belgian’s ...

    Garry Hayes Written by Garry Hayes about 1 month ago 9,718 reads 23 comments