3pm Chelsea news: Conte to replace Mourinho, Ross Barkley has tattoos removed, Eden Hazard injury and all the latest Blues gossipNovember 1, 2018
JOSE MOURINHO could find himself replaced by Antonio Conte for the second job in succession.
Read our round-up of all the latest Blues’ news below to find out why ex-Stamford Bridge boss Mourinho could face an uncomfortable start to the week, plus the latest on Eden Hazard and Ross Barkley.
TAT’S ALL FOLKS
ROSS BARKLEY has had his tattoos removed as he breaks into the Chelsea team.
Claiming he was young and naive, the tattoos the England star had lasered off include one of his Everton debut.
DEVIL IN THE DETAIL
ANTONIO CONTE has been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid and Chelsea fans may well hope he takes up that option.
That’s because reports in Spain claim that the Champions League winners could be beaten to his signature by Manchester United.
BAK ON THE RACK
EDEN HAZARD has handed Chelsea an injury scare after hurting his back.
The Belgian star suffered the problem IN Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Manchester United after suffering some touch tackles from Ashley Young and Nemanja Vidic.
SHOW MOUR RESPECT
MAURIZIO SARRI has risked the wrath of Chelsea fans by telling them Jose Mourinho deserves more respect.
Manchester United boss Mourinho was verbally abused by Blues supporters on Saturday as the Special One held up three fingers to illustrate the three titles he won at Chelsea.
HO NO, NOT AGAIN
JOSE MOURINHO is sweating on another FA charge after his Stamford Bridge bust-up.
Ref Mike Dean HAS included the clash with Chelsea coach Marco Ianni, after Ross Barkley’s last-gasp leveller, in his report from Saturday’s 2-2 draw.
DON’T PASS GO
EDEN HAZARD and Willian were accused of failing to pass to flop forward Alvaro Morata during the Blues 2-2 draw with Man United.
Club legend Ruud Gullit believes the pair are deliberately avoiding giving the ball to the Spaniard as they do not trust him.
STICKING HIS NOSE IN
CHELSEA fans are convinced that Maurizio Sarri picked his nose and then wiped his finger on Jose Mourinho.
The pair shared an embrace after Marco Ianni sparked a touchline fracas, but was all it seemed?
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ONCE BITTEN TWICE SHY
A NEW video of Marco Ianni and Jose Mourinho shows the Chelsea second assistant celebrating in the Special One’s face TWICE.
Mourinho ignored Ianni when he ran past him celebrating the first time but then was left fuming as he was goaded a second time when the former Napoli coach returned to the Blues bench.
CROSSING A (TOUCH)LINE
MAUZIRIO SARRI has publicly apologised to Jose Mourinho and admitted that Chelsea were completely to blame for the touchline fracas.
The Italian said: “After the match I spoke with Jose and immediately understood that we are wrong.”
PLEASE DON’T N’GO
Real, who lost 2-1 to Levante yesterday, have identified Kante, 27, as the man to kickstart their season.
IT’S REECE LIGHTNING
CHELSEA’S brilliant teen Reece James is a shock target for Brighton in a £10million deal after some eye-catching displays.
The pacy right-back, 18, has starred on loan for Championship Wigan this season.
PICK A FIGHT
FANS are convinced Maurizio Sarri picked his nose and wiped his hand on Jose Mourinho in the aftermath of the ugly touchline bust-up at Stamford Bridge.
Footage appears to show so after the 2-2 draw.