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.
  • The Inside Track: Explaining Antonio Conte’s Post-Game Behaviours

    Antonio Conte wants his players to be hungry – and he leads by example, as we saw at the weekend. Bounding into his post-match press conference after an impressive 0-3 win at the King Power Stadium, the Chelsea boss did something which may once of have raised questions. Had a previous boss, or even an incumbent at a rival club, made straight for the cake stand – we would have wondered what he was trying to cover up. ...

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  • Weighing Chelsea’s Options Regarding The Fading Patrick Bamford

    Will Chelsea rescue Patrick Bamford from the misery of his Burnley loan? Probably, but there could be more complex matters afoot. ...

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  • Chelsea Supporters Shouldn’t Have Any Appetite For Dramatic Change

    Chelsea may be top of the league, and title favourites, but there still seem to be some fans who are unhappy with their boys in Blue. Maybe it is the extended nature of the team's Christmas lay-off giving people too much idle time (thanks to our friends in Manchester for that particular conspiracy theory), but social media has been abuzz with discontent. ...

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  • Chelsea: 2016 In Review

    With 2016's days literally numbered, time to take a look at a calendar year that has been no less remarkable and unexpected for Chelsea, than it has for anybody else in the world. News reviews like to stick to the calendar year: the compartmentalisation of events into 12 wall-hanging months often produces a perfect narrative. ...

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  • Pay Up; Chelsea Must Meet Diego Costa’s Wage Demands

    He will be missing for Blues on Boxing Day, but Chelsea should complete Diego Costa's Christmas by paying him whatever he asks for. Costa was signed by Chelsea in summer 2014: on a five-year deal, which pays him a mammoth £150,000 a week. That may seem like a fortune to all but the agents of football's highest paid, but it is a tiny proportion of the financial reward he will bring to his club should his present run of incredible form continue. ...

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