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Wednesday October 18 2017
Dzeko: Nothing compares to Rome, CL…

Roma striker Edin Dzeko says “nothing compares” to the Italian capital but admits his club “aren’t here to win the Champions League.”

Dzeko endured a tough first season at Roma but ended last term as Serie A’s top scorer with 29 goals, ahead of the likes of Gonzalo Higuain, Dries Mertens and Mauro Icardi.

“Nothing compares to Rome, nothing,” he told the Guardian.

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Tuesday October 17 2017
Dzeko: 'Morata can rest...'

Edin Dzeko hopes Alvaro Morata “is rested” as Roma visit Chelsea in the Champions League and celebrates his 100th Giallorossi game.

It kicks off on Wednesday at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

“I feel in good shape and am in an important moment of form. I’m happy with the goals I scored last season and in this, but I have to thank the team for that,” said the Bosnian striker in his Press conference.

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Tuesday October 17 2017
EDF: 'Different Roma at Chelsea'

Eusebio Di Francesco wants “a different approach” from Roma against Chelsea in the Champions League after the defeat to Napoli.

It kicks off on Wednesday at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

This trip to Stamford Bridge comes days after a 1-0 Serie A defeat to Napoli in Serie A.

“We certainly want a different approach. The lads know that, realising Chelsea will already be ferociously motivated after losing to Crystal Palace, who are propping up the Premier League table,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

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Tuesday October 17 2017
Dzeko: 'Roma must give more'

Edin Dzeko urged Roma to “all give something more” against Chelsea in the Champions League, but “right now Napoli are stronger than we are.”

It kicks off on Wednesday at Stamford Bridge at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), just days after a 1-0 Serie A home defeat to Napoli.

“We hope for a great game, for me and the team. Our last performance was not the best and I think we all could’ve given something more, but tomorrow is another big match and we will all give more,” the striker told Mediaset Premium.

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Tuesday October 17 2017
Conte: 'Italy-Sweden good draw'

Antonio Conte refused to talk about his future after “this incredible experience” at Chelsea and insists Italy got “a good draw” with Sweden.

The former Juventus and Italy boss will take on Roma in the Champions League tomorrow, so spoke to Mediaset Premium.

“My future? It is better to think about the present, which is called Chelsea,” said Conte.

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Tuesday October 17 2017
Roma squad for Chelsea

Eusebio Di Francesco named his Roma squad to visit Chelsea in the Champions League on Wednesday.

It kicks off at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

The Giallorossi have Stephan El Shaarawy back from an injury he sustained on international duty, while Kevin Strootman also returns following the 1-0 Serie A defeat to Napoli on Saturday.

However, Kostas Manolas is ruled out by a thigh strain, joining Patrik Schick, Gregoire Defrel and Emerson Palmieri in the stands.

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Tuesday October 17 2017
Sampdoria-Roma rescheduled

Sampdoria’s abandoned game with Roma will be played on December 13 or January 24, depending on the Coppa Italia.

The match was scheduled for Week 3, but had to be called off due to the weather in Genoa.

Today the extraordinary commissioner of the Lega Serie A has confirmed that the match will be played on Wednesday December 13 at 19.45 UK time.

That is provided the Blucerchiati aren’t in the Last 16 of the Coppa Italia, where they’d face Fiorentina on that date.

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Tuesday October 17 2017
Roma fined for Napoli chants

Roma have been fined €20,000 for anti-Neapolitan chants, with Napoli fined €10,000 for throwing a flare.

The two sides met on Saturday night, with the Partenopei taking a 1-0 win at the Stadio Olimpico.

Today the Lega Serie A has released its disciplinary report for the weekend, with the Giallorossi hit with a €20,000 fine for “insulting chants expressive of territorial denigration”.

It was also found that the Lupi supporters had thrown thrown some flares at the away fans before kick-off.

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Tuesday October 17 2017
Conte: ‘Chelsea did want Nainggolan’

Antonio Conte confirms Chelsea did bid for Roma’s Radja Nainggolan, but “it’s not right to speak about another team’s players”.

The Blues were heavily linked with the Belgian midfielder in the summer of 2016, but he ultimately remained with the Giallorossi.

“It’s not right to speak about players from another team,” Conte said when asked about the rumours in his Press conference today.

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Tuesday October 17 2017
Conte: ‘Morata available for Roma’

Antonio Conte confirms Chelsea have Alvaro Morata available to face Roma, but says his squad is “thin”.

The former Juventus striker missed the weekend defeat to Crystal Palace, but he’s back in contention for tomorrow’s Champions League clash.

“Alvaro is in contention for tomorrow’s game,” Conte assured in his pre-match Press conference.

“Is it important that he starts? You can answer that…

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