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Guardian - Sun Feb 25 6:30 PM
• Manchester United manager says win will inspire more confidence • Antonio Conte fears Chelsea may miss out on Champions League José Mourinho and Antonio Conte shook hands and ended their feud while the Chelsea manager admitted the champions might again finish outside the top four following defe...
Guardian - Sun Feb 25 4:10 PM
Jesse Lingard caused Old Trafford to reverberate with noise following a 76th-minute header that grabbed a win that took Manchester United back into second place ahead of Liverpool. The creator was Romelu Lukaku, his neat cross finding the substitute, after the No 9’s first strike for United again...
Guardian - Sun Feb 25 1:08 PM
Latest updates from the 2.05pm kick-off at Old Trafford Conte: If I’m not animated on the touchline I’m not happy Feel free to email Nick or tweet: @NickAmes82 1.08pm GMT Man Utd: De Gea, Valencia, Lindelof, Smalling, Young, McTominay, Matic, Pogba, Martial, Lukaku, Sanchez. Subs: Bailly, Mata, L...
Guardian - Sat Feb 24 10:30 PM
The Manchester United manager says, with time passing, he demotes match against Antonio Conte’s side to ‘any normal game’ It is the fixture that releases an adrenaline rush at Manchester United according to José Mourinho, the game that carries extra significance for supporters and the rivalry of...
Guardian - Sat Feb 24 10:29 PM
The Chelsea manager says his family worry about him if they see him sitting still and that he will be as excitable as ever against José Mourinho’s Manchester United at Old Trafford Antonio Conte’s subdued mood on the touchline during Chelsea’s defeat at Watford this month earned him a rebuke from...
Guardian - Sat Feb 24 4:13 PM
Chelsea let two-goal lead slip but remain a point ahead of City Teenager Stanaway rescues point for City with thumping strike Georgia Stanway struck a stunning equaliser for Manchester City as Chelsea let a commanding lead slip to draw 2-2 in an entertaining match between first and second in the...
Guardian - Sat Feb 24 9:00 AM
José Mourinho has guided Manchester United to only one win against a direct rival this season – the 3-1 victory at Arsenal in early December. On Sunday this has to change against a Chelsea team only three points behind his side. United fans will hope their manager instructs his men to take the co...
Guardian - Fri Feb 23 10:30 PM
• Two managers had angry exchange of words earlier in the season • Portuguese admits emotional ties to Stamford Bridge are loosening José Mourinho has admitted meetings with Chelsea mean “less and less” as his emotional ties with his former club steadily recede, with neither the Manchester United...
Guardian - Fri Feb 23 12:45 AM
• Striker says he was abused while on loan at Borussia Dortmund • Belgian hits out on Twitter over ‘monkey noises’ from stands Borussia Dortmund striker Michy Batshuayi says he was subject to racist chants from Atalanta fans during a Europa League game in Italy. The Belgium international, on loan...
Guardian - Wed Feb 21 4:49 PM
Syrian slaughter | Halifax concerts | The pill for 70s students | Peppa Pig | Mnemonics for Yorkshire rivers When, if ever, can we expect to see the Guardian letters page replete with protests about the mass slaughter of innocent civilians in Syria ( ‘This is a catastrophe’ , 21 February) and cal...
Guardian - Wed Feb 21 1:00 PM
Chelsea stifled Barcelona’s key players, proving that the Spanish side should not be so feared as they once were The first leg, you suspect, went just as Antonio Conte would have wanted it to go – apart from the bit about not playing a square ball across your penalty area to Andrés Iniesta with 1...
Guardian - Wed Feb 21 11:21 AM
• Manager expects ‘several different’ job offers if he leaves Chelsea • Conte: ‘In our line of work we always have a bag packed’ Antonio Conte has admitted he would need to settle his differences with the Chelsea board if he is to see out the final year of his contract but would expect “several d...
Guardian - Wed Feb 21 8:09 AM
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was left frustrated after a defensive error allowed Lionel Messi to equalise and provide Barcelona with a crucial away goal in the Champions League last-16 first leg on Tuesday night • Messi strikes to give Barça vital away goal Continue reading
Guardian - Tue Feb 20 11:40 PM
The little genius changed the gravity of this tie with a piece of classic unforgiving skill to score his first goal against Chelsea, but until then the hosts had been a match for Barcelona With 11 minutes gone at Stamford Bridge Lionel Messi did his first extraordinary thing, picking up the ball...
Guardian - Tue Feb 20 11:32 PM
Willian caught the eye for Chelsea while Umtiti and Paulinho were weak links for Barcelona Thibaut Courtois Occasionally panicked with his distribution, but strong at crosses and helpless for Messi’s equaliser 6 Related: Lionel Messi breaks his duck against Chelsea to earn draw for Barcelona Rela...
Guardian - Tue Feb 20 11:25 PM
• Italian believes Premier League champions can still achieve ‘something incredible’ • Conte admits Chelsea ‘paid dearly’ for Andreas Christensen’s mistake Antonio Conte believes Chelsea can still achieve “something incredible” at Camp Nou after emerging disappointed only to draw with Barcelona i...
Guardian - Tue Feb 20 9:53 PM
In the end, it turned out to be a harsh reminder for Chelsea about the realities of the Champions League. They had taken the lead, playing with discipline and ambition and it was shaping up to be one of those occasions when, frankly, it felt ludicrous that Antonio Conte is widely assumed to be on...
Guardian - Tue Feb 20 7:00 PM
Updates from the first leg of the last-16 tie at Stamford Bridge Live scores: the goals from the games in the UK and Europe Send your thoughts to Scott.Murray@theguardian.com 7.00pm GMT Chelsea make seven changes to the side sent out against Hull City in the FA Cup last Friday. But that was a sli...
Guardian - Tue Feb 20 1:32 PM
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says his team will have more to worry about than just keeping Lionel Messi quiet during their last-16 tie with Barcelona on Tuesday. Chelsea beat Barcelona in the semi-finals on their way to Champions League triumph in 2012, but Conte says they have their work cut ou...
Guardian - Tue Feb 20 1:17 PM
Containing Jordi Alba, getting physical, parking the bus or going for broke: what can Antonio Conte’s men do to give themselves a sporting chance against the La Liga leaders? “As an opponent I suffered the Alba-Messi society often; let someone else suffer it now, ” Ernesto Valverde said. And yet...
Guardian - Mon Feb 19 10:44 PM
• Chelsea’s Belgian about to face Messi for first time at club level • We have to play a perfect game against Barça to win, adds Conte Chelsea renew their Champions League rivalry against Barcelona with Eden Hazard eager to prove his pedigree at this elite level and justify the regular comparison...
Guardian - Mon Feb 19 10:30 PM
Barcelona are favourites in the last-16 tie but Pedro says Chelsea’s win in 2012 can serve as a springboard for success This is a fixture to bring memories of frenzied previous meetings flooding back. Even 13 years on it is easy to recall Ronaldinho’s shimmying hips and that shot bereft of back-l...
Guardian - Mon Feb 19 8:22 PM
• Head coach impressed with English clubs in Europe this season • ‘Antonio Conte is one of the best managers in the world’ Barcelona wanted to avoid facing Chelsea in the Champions League last 16, according to their manager, Ernesto Valverde, who is wary of the “incredible” form shown by England’...
Guardian - Mon Feb 19 9:46 AM
Connor Goldson and Ethan Ampadu showed their worth, Mauricio Pellegrino’s taxigate sympathy and Coventry must not be forgotten Amid the focus on Brighton’s first quarter-final appearance for 32 years and an impressive first outing for Jürgen Locadia, Chis Hughton was keen to hail one of his team’...
Guardian - Mon Feb 19 8:35 AM
Today’s tell-all is sweeping all before it at the curling Eden Hazard has been persistently linked with Real Madrid and the latest reports suggest Chelsea’s playmaker with the magic dust sprinkled in his boots remains the Spanish side’s top target this summer. The Express says Real are ready to o...