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Guardian - Sun May 20 10:30 PM
• Captain says players have sensed uncertainly over manager • Conte expected to be sacked despite winning the FA Cup Gary Cahill, the Chelsea captain, has urged the club’s board to end the uncertainty surrounding Antonio Conte’s future at Stamford Bridge after leading his team to the FA Cup, a su...
Guardian - Sun May 20 10:30 PM
Italian coach is set to depart Stamford Bridge despite winning the FA Cup, as he remains at odds with the club’s hierarchy By the time talk turned to Antonio Conte’s future on Saturday night, the Italian’s hair was lank with champagne, silverware was acting as a shield and the mood was one of def...
Guardian - Sun May 20 10:30 PM
• Midfielder says United have improved but can be better • ‘When you don’t win the next year is always more pressure’ Nemanja Matic believes Manchester United must make major signings this summer if they are to challenge for the Premier League and Champions League next season. United’s 1-0 defeat...
Guardian - Sun May 20 3:52 PM
Russian billionaire’s visa ran out weeks ago and it is unclear whether he will get a new one British authorities have not issued a new visa to the Russian oligarch and Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich and it is not clear whether one will be granted, according to Russian media reports...
Guardian - Sun May 20 8:00 AM
Gutsy backs-to-the-wall show delivers a triumphant end to Italian’s stormy season – and perhaps his Chelsea tenure Antonio Conte remained in a state of agitation. The Chelsea manager had seen Eden Hazard put his team in charge of the FA Cup final with a first-half penalty but he did not celebrate...
Guardian - Sun May 20 12:03 AM
Following their 1-0 win over Manchester United in the FA Cup final, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte defended himself against criticism of their poor performance in the Premier League by calling himself a "serial winner". Eden Hazard scored the only goal of the game, a tense affair which United mana...
Guardian - Sat May 19 9:41 PM
• Chelsea manager issues effective ‘back me or sack me’ message • ‘If they want to continue to work with me, they know me‘ Antonio Conte warned Chelsea they would be losing a “serial winner” if they chose to sack him and said that, whatever the future might hold, he would always love the club. Co...
Guardian - Sat May 19 7:14 PM
If this turns out to be Antonio Conte’s final game as Chelsea manager, as all the evidence suggests, at least he has gone out on a high. For all the politics at Stamford Bridge, all the discontentment and the impression of a manager who knows his time is up, another trophy has been added to the c...
Guardian - Sat May 19 4:00 PM
Live updates from the 5.15pm BST kick-off at Wembley How Conte lost his mojo | Herrera: ‘my future is the final’ Email Scott with your thoughts | Sign up for The Fiver 4.00pm BST Chelsea are hoping to avoid becoming the first club to lose back-to-back finals since Newcastle United in the late 199...
Guardian - Fri May 18 10:30 PM
• Midfielder admits mislaying medal won with Arsenal in 2005 • ‘If you are a bit of a romantic, the FA Cup is very special’ Cesc Fàbregas will have an extra incentive to claim the FA Cup for a second time in his career after admitting he has mislaid his winner’s medal from his first appearance in...
Guardian - Fri May 18 10:30 PM
Manchester United midfielder has struggled for an automatic place in the first team but he scored the winner in the semi-final and is keen to continue in that vein Ander Herrera has a self-possession that allows rare honesty when he is asked how Manchester City’s runaway title win and Liverpool p...
Guardian - Fri May 18 10:29 PM
A year ago he was hailed as a genius for turning Chelsea from a shambles into champions, and yet today’s FA Cup final is expected to be his last game. What went so wrong, so quickly? Antonio Conte, clean‑shaven on the eve of the FA Cup final, digested the question, took a deep breath and then con...
Guardian - Fri May 18 2:12 PM
• Manchester United manager will not judge season on outcome • Romelu Lukaku to get last-minute fitness check, says Mourinho José Mourinho insists the past is irrelevant as he prepares to face his former club Chelsea for the chance to lift the FA Cup, and promises an “entertaining” final, albeit...
Guardian - Fri May 18 9:59 AM
José Mourinho’s dig at Antonio Conte has diverted attention from the FA Cup final’s pivotal confrontation in which Chelsea’s midfield could be overrun by Manchester United “I’m not, ” José Mourinho said after Manchester United’s home win over Liverpool in March, “the kind of mechanic coach that s...
Guardian - Thu May 17 7:00 PM
• Victim was allegedly abused by ex-chief scout Eddie Heath • Club reached out-of-court settlement and details not disclosed Chelsea have become the first club to issue a payout to an alleged victim since the full extent of football’s sex abuse scandal was exposed but risk drawing criticism for n...
Guardian - Thu May 17 12:03 PM
A Cup triumph used to really matter but Roberto Mancini and Louis van Gaal were sacked regardless and Chelsea’s manager seems set to go whatever happens at Wembley “I didn’t bring the magic, it’s always been here, ” Bob Stokoe said modestly after second division Sunderland had toppled mighty Leed...
Guardian - Wed May 16 12:32 PM
Victory at Bristol City on Tuesday sealed the WSL title for Chelsea, and while their manager now has other priorities this was another double she was very much the mastermind behind Chelsea travelled to Bristol City on Tuesday needing a point to clinch the title, and the double, with one game to...
Guardian - Wed May 16 12:29 PM
• 19-year-old heading to Russia despite no caps at senior level • Gary Cahill also set to be included in Gareth Southgate’s squad The uncapped Liverpool youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold is set to be included in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the summer’s World Cup, with the national manager...
Guardian - Tue May 15 10:29 PM
• Hazard: ‘I’m waiting for new players. I want good players’ • Real Madrid have long-standing interest in forward Eden Hazard has challenged Chelsea to match his ambitions by indicating his willingness to sign a new contract will be heavily influenced by the club’s moves in the transfer market th...
Guardian - Sun May 13 10:29 PM
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Guardian - Sun May 13 5:23 PM
Antonio Conte began the afternoon in highly animated form in the technical area and, for a while, became almost hysterical before his mood finally morphed into sulky acceptance. Long before the end, Chelsea’s manager’s had become oddly static as he stood arms folded, expression disconsolate, on t...
Guardian - Sun May 13 2:22 PM
Minute by minute updates on the 3pm BST kick-off at Anfield Newcastle v Chelsea, Southampton v Man City and more – live! Feel free to drop Rob an email 2.22pm BST It’s a strong, attacking Liverpool side , with the Fab Three and Dominic Solanke starting. Sadio Mane looks likely to play in the cent...
Guardian - Sun May 13 2:04 PM
Keep up with all the 3pm BST Premier League kick-offs Follow Liverpool v Brighton – live! Latest in-running Premier League table Feel free to email Simon or tweet: @Simon_Burnton 2.04pm BST Crystal Palace: Hennessey, Wan Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, Van Aanholt, McArthur, Cabaye, Milivojevic, Loftus-...
Guardian - Sat May 12 10:30 PM
• Chelsea’s long-term technical director left in November • ‘It was a big loss for us; he helped me a lot, says Conté’ Antonio Conte has pointed to the departure of Michael Emenalo as Chelsea’s technical director in the autumn as a key moment in a difficult campaign, as the Italian prepares for w...
Guardian - Sat May 12 5:21 PM
Featuring: Le Gaffer’s send-off, Roy Hodgson’s Palace resurrection, a Wagner statue, and Pedro as Harley Quinn • Part 2: Manchester City to West Ham Pre-season prediction 6th ; Current position: 6th Related: Premier League 2017-18 fans’ verdicts part two: Man City to West Ham Huddersfield can cou...
Guardian - Sat May 12 3:15 PM
• Teenager is nephew of former Dutch international Winston • Liverpool and Chelsea are also monitoring Feyenoord defender Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal have all offered contracts to Melayro Bogarde, nephew of former Chelsea defender Winston, with the defender free to sign his fir...
Guardian - Fri May 11 5:46 PM
• Team in better shape, even without Champions League, says manager • Blues coach in the dark over Chelsea’s end-of-season plans Antonio Conte believes Chelsea are in a far stronger position than when he arrived as José Mourinho’s permanent successor almost two years ago, even if they fail to sec...
Guardian - Fri May 11 5:06 PM
The consensus suggests this will be Antonio Conte’s last Premier League game in charge of Chelsea. Can he use it to somehow secure a top-four finish? Newcastle fans must trust this is not Rafael Benítez’s Tyneside swansong. The negotiations between their widely coveted manager and Mike Ashley ove...
Guardian - Fri May 11 8:30 AM
A wake is in store in Swansea, Klopp faced with a juggling act and a swansong for Conte and Benítez? This feature, you will note, is called ‘10 Things to Look Out For’ rather than ‘10 Things to Look Forward To’. Thank goodness for that, because there might not be much to look forward to at the Li...
Guardian - Thu May 10 8:17 PM
• Claim by former trainee who may take legal action against club • Williams has denied all allegations of racism A former Chelsea youth player has alleged that Gwyn Williams presided over a “mini apartheid state” there and may join a group of former members of the junior setup seeking to take leg...