Antonio Conte Pleased with Alvaro Morata’s Impact

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte claims that striker Alvaro Morata is now coming into the philosophy of the blues.


The Spaniard has had an excellent start to his life at West London after managing to score 2 goals and create three for his teammates in the opening three matches. Morata scored in the debut match against Burnley after coming on as a substitute, although the game finished as a disappointing opening day defeat. However, he came up with the second goal in the match against Everton while also providing a crucial assist for the opener from Cesc Fabregas.

Morata was signed from Real Madrid for a whopping £ 70 million and the player had the tough job of replacing our top goal scorer like Diego Costa in the Chelsea first-team. Costa has been one of the top players in the Premier league ever since his £ 32 million move from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2014. He has fallen out with the club only due to his brash behaviour. Morata had to replace the goals scored by the Brazilian, but it already looks like the 24-year-old will be on his way to glory come the end of the season. Read more

Zimbabwe wants to win the Cosafa Cup

Zimbabwe coach Sunday MarimoChidzambwa has stated that he wants to win the Cosafa Cup next year.


He said that he has already won the competition twice as a coach and that it would be a great thing to win it again with Zimbabwe.

In an unusual turn of events, Zimbabwe currently has three coaches to manage the team. One of the them looks after the team for the Nations Cup while another one takes charge of the team for the CHAN campaign. So Sunday MarimoChidzambwa is the one that manages the team for the Cosafa Cup.

He said that his objective is to win the competition with Zimbabwe and he feels that he has the necessary players to achieve this. He said that he does not care about the formation of players and the likes as the other coach take care of this aspect. For Sunday MarimoChidzambwa his only job is to build a team that can go all the way to the final of the Cosafa Cup and wins the tournament. Read more

CREWE ALEX DEFENDER AGREES NEW DEAL

Crewe Alexandra defender Perry Ng has agreed fresh terms with the club, according to reports. Ng signed to remain for an extra year with the League Two outfit.


The youngster’s deal was set to lapse but he has extended for another 12 months with an option to stay for another year if he reaches a certain number of games.

Ng is a grad of the club’s academy. He featured in 20 games for the senior team this term. He played in central midfield as the season moved to a halt.

The manager David Artell said he was to offer Danny Hollands a deal as well but the 31-year old player favoured a switch to non-league Eastleigh. The Hampshire-based club managed to convince the player to drop a level. Hollands, a former Portsmouth star, reportedly consented to the move despite the club finishing 15th in the National League.

Hollands joined from Portsmouth on a free deal last year. He played in 29 games before he picked up a serious hamstring injury. His deal with Eastleigh is believed to be a two-year deal with an option of extending. Read more

Diaby back on the pitch

Former Arsenal midfielder AbouDiaby has recovered from yet another injury setback to get back on the pitch for his new club Marseille.


The French international has not played for Marseille ever since the game against Guingamp in August.

Indeed the midfielder suffered an injury to his ankle that caused him to be unavailable for 7 months as he had to have surgery on his ankle.

However, it is not sure when he will be back in the main team as he is yet to recover his form. Marseille’s manager Rudi Garcia said that he is happy for Diaby to be back in the group but that he is not close to feature in the first team. He said that the player has missed too many months of football and that it will take time for him to work his way back to full fitness. Read more

FANS REACT AS MAGPIES CHASE McCARTHY

Newcastle United have been linked as fovourites to sign James McCarthy from Everton this month – and fans would love to see his move to Saint James Park come through.


The odds were slammed yesterday on the Republic of Ireland international transferring to Rafael Benitez’s team before the deadline.

Following a wave of bets, bookmakers Sky Bet shortened the odds on McCarthy, 26, moving to Newcastle this month to 8/11 by Monday night. Benitez’s side are place well ahead of second favourites. Celtic, who are 12/1 to land McCarthy, clear of Crystal Palace (14/1) and Sunderland (18/1).

Newcastle fans are keen for Benitez to revamp the club’s midfield even though the team is doing well at the top of the Championship. Supporters have been particularly critical of ex-Sunderland man Jack Colback this season, while Cheick Tiote is on the verge of moving to Sporting Gijon in Spain.

A broad section of the Newcastle faithful believe McCarthy would be an upgrade on the many of the current central midfielders available to Benitez and are excited at the possibility of the club signing him this month. Read more

West Brom can be successful

New West Brom striker Hal Robson-Kanu believes that West Bromwich Albion can have a successful season.


The player has only joined the club on a free transfer in August after impressing in the Euro 2016 with Wales.

Hal Robson-Kanu said that he had been impressed by the professionalism and the team spirit at the club. He believes that these are two important ingredients for success and believes that West Brom is on the right path.

West Brom has made a relatively good start to their season and has for objective to avoid relegation for the 8th consecutive time. They are 13th in the table, and Hal Robson-Kanu believes that they should be able to build on their good start to the season. He said that the club has for objective to finish in the top half of the table and he believes that this is achievable.

Hal Robson-Kanu stated that there is a good discipline in the squad and that all the players behave in a professional way. He believes that the club has an excellent infrastructure and above all a good manager that knows how to manage his team. He said that all the players work hard and are determined to have a good season. Read more