New Chelsea manager bans ketchup from team dining room

Thursday August 11th, 2016

It looks like Chelsea players are going to have to eat their fries (sorry, chips) plain this year. 

According to London newspaper The Times, new manager Antonio Conte has removed four things from the team dining room: ketchup, brown sauce, pizza and carbonated beverages. 

Under previous manager Jose Mourinho, players apparently used to have pizza after games, which sounds like a terrible idea. But ketchup and brown sauce (a kind of ketchup-like British condiment) seem relatively harmless. 

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Former England manager Fabio Capello once banned ketchup, but his successor, Roy Hodgson, lifted the ban before the 2014 World Cup. England went winless at the tournament, so maybe Conte has a point. 

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