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Colm Egan
Colm works in accounting and has a personality to match. Despite this he's an avid follower of a range of sports from GAA and soccer to golf and MMA.

Antonio Conte Is Playing A Blinder In The Diego Costa Saga

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 31: Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates scoring his team's fourth goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on December 31, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

The Diego Costa rumour mill continues to churn this morning. The latest sentiments, as expressed in the Guardian, are that Conte has no intention of speaking face-to-face with the striker about his planned departure. Conte will simply judge him on his performances and attitude on the training pitch. Should he observe the required improvement, he’s back in Chelsea’s XI. Simple as that. Such …

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Chelsea’s Matic On Alonso’s Brace And Keeping The Pressure On Those Below Them

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 14: Nemanja Matic of Chelsea controls the ball during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Chelsea at The King Power Stadium on January 14, 2017 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Chelsea Football Club had an eventful weekend. Diego Costa’s reported bust-up with Antonio Conté has proved a fertile point of conversation in Chelsea village this weekend. The reported £80 million plus fee offered by Chinese side Tianjin Quanjian is amazing but at the same time credible. Conté’s insistance that the striker’s absence was simply due to a bad back seems …

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Chelsea Preparing Bid For Dimitri Payet [Report]

MIDDLESBROUGH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 20: Chelsea manager Antonio Conte celebrates during the Premier League match between Middlesbrough and Chelsea at Riverside Stadium on November 20, 2016 in Middlesbrough, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Chelsea’s quest for a midfield replacement for Oscar has moved onto West Ham’s Dimitri Payet. The Frenchman is unhappy at West Ham and is currently angling for a move away from the club. Bearing that in mind, there is a sense of naivety in West Ham’s insistence that he will remain at the club. This is only heightened as footballing superpowers …

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Oft-Maligned Manchester United Midfielder Has Contract Extended

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 10: Marouane Fellaini of Manchester United celebrates after scoring his sides second goal his sides second goal during the EFL Cup Semi-Final First Leg match between Manchester United and Hull City at Old Trafford on January 10, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

José Mourinho has triggered a clause in Marouane Fellaini’s contract, which will keep him at Old Trafford until 2018. As reported by the BBC, the contract, originally penned upon his arrival in 2013, contained an option for it to be extended by a further year. Manchester United have decided to exercise this option, increasing his time at the club by twelve …

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Chelsea: John Terry Replacement Has Already Been Identified

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 08: John Terry of Chelsea shoots during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Chelsea and Peterborough United at Stamford Bridge on January 8, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

It appears almost certain that John Terry will leave Chelsea this summer. The club captain will not be replaced easily, but already the Blues are being linked with possible successors. Attention is currently being drawn to Middlesbrough, specifically to defender Ben Gibson. The 23-year-old has impressed this season and, as reported by The Mirror, is highly thought of at Chelsea. Given his age …

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Chelsea Make Bid For Bayer Leverkusen Midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu [Report]

Chelsea MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 22: Hakan Calhanoglu of Turkey celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the International Friendly match between England and Turkey at Etihad Stadium on May 22, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Chelsea have submitted a bid for Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, according to Turkish-Football. The 22 year old is highly sought after having previously been linked with Manchester United also. However, having parted with ways with Oscar for a payday of £60 million, (not to mention John Obi Mikel’s transfer to China) Chelsea are very much in a position to spend this January. …

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Watch: Munster Video Commemorates Zebo’s 50th Provincial Try

MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Simon Zebo of Munster celebrates scoring his third try during the Heineken Cup match between Northampton Saints and Munster at StadiumMK on January 21, 2012 in Milton Keynes, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Irish rugby is enjoying a stellar season and nobody personifies this more than Simon Zebo. The Munster winger has been ever-present in Munster’s successful (so far) European campaign and has even cemented a place for himself in Joe Schmidt’s Ireland XV. Ireland has produced countless stellar wingers down through the ages, who have tried and failed to topple the All Blacks. …

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Chelsea To Appeal John Terry Red Card

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 08: John Terry of Chelsea (R) fouls Lee Angol of Peterborough United (L) and gets sent off for the challlenge during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Chelsea and Peterborough United at Stamford Bridge on January 8, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Chelsea’a 4-1 FA Cup victory over Peterborough had many benefits. Michy Batshuayi got on the scoresheet, Ruben Loftus-Cheek was given a chance and Kurt Zouma played 90 minutes for the first time in eleven months. And of course, they won (and have drawn Brentford in the fourth round). John Terry’s performance was not one such benefit. The Chelsea legend has …

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Chelsea Boss Describes How He Will Utilise Recalled Defender

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Nathan Ake of AFC Bournemouth scores their fourth goal during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Liverpool at Vitality Stadium on December 4, 2016 in Bournemouth, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Chelsea have by all accounts been imperious this season. Their loss at White Hart Lane was indeed a setback, although even in its aftermath they sit five points clear at the summit of the Premier League. As impressive as Conte’s newfound fluidity with the 3-4-3 formation has been, even more sublime has been his ability to coach players to play …

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