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Guardian - Wed May 23 10:30 PM
Chelsea midfielder is confident he will be able to handle the ‘immense pressure’ of World Cup competition next month Ruben Loftus-Cheek described his World Cup call-up as surreal, and there have been plenty of times in the recent past when he would have considered the chance coming his way this s...
Guardian - Wed May 23 10:30 PM
• Former England captain may sign new contract if Villa win play-off • Fulham’s Slavisa Jokanovic plans to target Terry at Wembley Aston Villa are confident John Terry will sign a new contract if they win promotion to the Premier League and are willing to reach an agreement with the 37-year-old t...
Guardian - Tue May 22 9:43 AM
Today’s fluff is chasing its tail Paris Saint-Germain are going to sign Gianluigi Buffon on a free transfer . The former Juventus goalkeeper is unlikely to have much to do during Ligue 1 games, so he’ll have plenty of time to think about all those nasty things he said about Michael Oliver. Or he...
Guardian - Mon May 21 8:53 PM
• Morata sends team good luck message on Twitter • Belgium include Christian Benteke in 28-man squad Álvaro Morata has paid the price for an indifferent season at Chelsea after being left out of Spain’s 23-man World Cup squad. The striker has become a peripheral figure at Chelsea since the Januar...
Guardian - Mon May 21 4:58 PM
Chelsea’s owner is vulnerable to UK retaliation because of his proximity to Russian president There is a compelling, two-word explanation for why Roman Abramovich is apparently having difficulties renewing his British visa: Vladimir Putin. According to reports from Moscow , Abramovich was unable...
Guardian - Mon May 21 4:31 PM
Russian oligarch has become a sporadic visitor to the club into which he has poured more than £1bn since 2003 Roman Abramovich’s absence as Chelsea defeated Manchester United to claim the FA Cup, and the 15th major trophy of his ownership, is now explained by the delay in granting his renewal app...
Guardian - Mon May 21 1:39 PM
No 10 confirms it is taking fresh look at investor visas, as Kremlin attacks UK’s ‘unfriendly and unfair’ practices The Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, appears to have been caught up in a government crackdown on wealthy investors coming to the UK in the wake of the Salisbury poisoning attack, fu...
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...