Dan Levene


Dan Levene is a journalist of 20 years standing, who has covered the soap opera of Chelsea Football Club for more than a decade. In that time he has reported on the reigns of 10 managers, and a haul of 15 trophies - from Wycombe to Yokohama, via Munich.
  • Is Tammy Abraham The Answer To Chelsea’s Striker Shortage?

    The last week has shown clearly that Antonio Conte only rates one of his Chelsea strikers, and that's a position that simply can't be spun-out until May. Hoiking off an ineffectual and immobile Michy Batshuayi at Selhurst Park, and rushing back the hamstrung Alvaro Morata for the Champions League clash with Roma, shows very clearly where Conte feels able to lay his trust. ...

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  • Chelsea’s Injury Issues Have Been Wildly Exaggerated

    Hobbling off the pitch at Sofia's Vasil Levski Stadium, N'Golo Kante seemed to be carrying Antonio Conte's hopes for a harmonious autumn along with him. Another key player, and another hamstring injury: this looked far from good for Chelsea's domestic and European campaigns. Kante has been integral to what has made the last two Premier League champions. The newly Ballon d'Or longlisted midfielder's efforts have been perhaps more key to each of those unexpected titles at The King Power and Stamford Bridge than any other player. ...

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  • Could Carlo Ancelotti Be Set For A Chelsea Return?

    Sacking him was the biggest mistake of Roman Abramovich's Chelsea ownership: could the time soon be right for the return of Carlo Ancelotti to Stamford Bridge? The Italian's dismissal by Bayern Munich further opened-up the possibility of a reunification of the two parties, following the corridor sacking which ended the coach's two year reign back in 2011. Talk about the future of present incumbent Antonio Conte just won't go away. ...

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  • Charly Musonda Begins His Journey At Chelsea

    Open-armed, he ran away from his lethally slotted drive into the net, before collapsing as if to embrace the very pitch on which he was playing. Chelsea's support lapped-up the display of emotion – Charly Musonda later admitted the moment had left him in tears – cheering the efforts of the 20-year-old. ...

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  • David Luiz Remains Worth The Trouble For Chelsea

    The shin-bound lunge was as open and shut a straight red as you'll ever see. Referee Michael Oliver had his card in his hand quicker, almost, than David Luiz could rise to his feet. Then the brief shrug of claimed innocence. And the grin – Dave loves a good grin. Getting a red card for a needless tackle, on the half-way line, in the dying minutes of a game that was going nowhere is about as slapdash as you'll get from a £34m player. And if the Brazilian didn't get that in the heat of the moment, then he'll have plenty of time to reflect on it: banned for games against Nottingham Forest in the League Cup, Stoke City, and Manchester City. ...

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