Chelsea yesterday could have jumped two places higher in the Premiership standings as their three close competitors in the tournament, United, Arsenal and the Spurs, ended on the losing side in their encounters past weekend. If Chelsea had secured three points playing Burnley, they would have been able to displace Arsenal and the Spurs from their respective positions and would have positioned themselves at no. 3. But they were unexpectedly stopped on a draw by the visiting Clarets and they could have just one more point added to their tally. Although even with that one point, Chelsea managed to go past Arsenal with whom they were leveled with in terms of the no. of points and were trailing on the goal difference only, but they remained behind Tottenham.
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Taunting the Red Devils and the Sky Blues, Antonio Conte says that some people should understand that they can’t get themselves to the top positions in the Premiership just by the power of money. Interestingly in the past, it’s Chelsea itself which has been seen as a team pretty keen to splash cash to acquire the biggest names in the world game, but, the previous summer, two of their Manchester rivals spent much larger amounts than them on the playing resources. Despite that, both of them are nowhere near Chelsea in the premiership standings at the moment. They are actually so far behind that one can’t imagine them taking over the Blues at any point of time in the remaining part of the season. As per Conte, before buying any player, a coach must take into consideration if the player has the appropriate features in his game to play the brand of Football he encourages because only then the player can be useful to him. Also a coach has to see what he has got at his disposal already and what he needs the most for the proper balance of his squad.
Walter Mazzarri refuses to scold Troy Deeney for the disco incident that happened last night. As per the coach, he has had a chat with his player who let him know the circumstances that led to the incident and after hearing him; he didn’t feel as if he was at fault at all. Continuing further, Mazzarri opines that if someone’s name has been in a controversy in the past, it doesn’t mean he has lost his rights to hang out with his partner. It just needs to be understood that everyone has a personal life and it depends on them what they want to do with their personal lives. They should be given their own space. In Mazzarri’s view, as soon as Deeney made it clear to that person that he was not interested to be photographed at that point in time, he should not have been pushed to do so because it’s not mandatory for a celebrity to agree for a photo whenever someone asks him for that.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has called on his Chelsea players to maintain their momentum after securing their tenth consecutive Premier League win. The Blues guaranteed they‘d be top of the English premier league table at Christmas by defeating David Moyes’ Sunderland 1-0 at the Stadium of Light. The victory continues their amazing turnaround from last season’s disappointing performance. Chelsea finished the 2015/16 campaign in 10th place following a stunning fall from grace. However, they now look on course to reclaim the title, which they last won under Jose Mourinho 18 months ago. Conte is determined to ensure his Stamford Bridge stars do not become complacent though. The Italian cautioned them against complacency, demanding that they continue their current run in a bid to taste success once again. Speaking after the Stadium of Light showdown, Conte asserted:
Ilkay Gundogan has been one of the players that Arsenal has been attempting to sign for some time now and it has recently been revealed that the German club is…