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Roberto Di Matteo Wants Antonio Conte To Remain At Chelsea

Chelsea favourite Roberto di Matteo believes his former club should stick with Antonio Conte beyond the current campaign. The Blues have underperformed during Conte’s second season in charge of the club and there has been strong speculation that the Italian could be replaced in the summer.

Despite this, Di Matteo believes the 48-year-old should be offered another year at the helm with the opportunity to become their head coach for the long-term, he told Sky Sports: “It’s great, I think it’s good (if Conte is still in charge). I hope he can stay on as well, I hope he stays. I hope he’s going to be the long-term manager at the club.So I think it’s the way forward. But I don’t know really, this is just my opinion.” Continue reading

Mourinho set to rotate ahead of Swindon clash

Chelsea are set to make several changes for tonight’s visit to Swindon Town in the Capital One Cup third round.

Cesar Azpilicueta, Ryan Bertrand, David Luiz, Michael Essien and Juan Mata are all likely to come into the starting line-up, while Mark Schwarzer could be handed his debut for the club.

The veteran Australian goalkeeper was part of the Middlesbrough team that won the League Cup in the 2003/04 campaign.

Meanwhile, Azpilicueta has emerged as a potential transfer target for Barcelona, the Metro understands.

The La Liga champions could be forced to recruit a defender if Arsenal and Liverpool target Martin Montoya moves away from the club.

Azpilicutea made forty-seven appearances in all competitions last season, but has barely featured for the Blues since Jose Mourinho returned to the club as manager.

Elsewhere, three former Blues players are among the favourites to become the new Sunderland manager, following Paolo Di Canio’s sacking on Sunday evening.

Roberto Di Matteo, who won the FA Cup and Champions League in a short spell as manager at Stamford Bridge is the currently leading the market, while Watford manager Gianfranco Zola and Gus Poyet, who is currently out of work, are also in the running.

Di Matteo to get Blues job

It would appear as if most Blues supporters are set to get their wish this week, with Roberto Di Matteo reportedly set to be handed the permanent position of manager in the next few days. Continue reading