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Antonio Conte needs FA Cup win more than Jose Mourinho, claims Martin Keown

Martin Keown believes Antonio Conte needs to win the FA Cup more than Jose Mourinho as he looks to end his time at Chelsea with a bang, while he will also want to end his domestic cup hoodoo. 287 more words


Chelsea close to appointing Luis Enrique as Antonio Conte's replacement

Luis Enrique is close to replacing Antonio Conte as Chelsea manager, according to reports in Spain.

The former Barcelona boss is on Arsenal’s shortlist of candidates to succeed Arsene Wenger, … 274 more words


Chelsea lead Manchester United and Liverpool in chase for £44m Napoli full-back Elseid Hysaj...

CHELSEA are leading a pack of Premier League clubs chasing Napoli defender Elseid Hysaj, according to reports. The Albania international has been courting interest from Europe’s elite and, according to Sportitalia, has a £43.72million release clause.

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Diego Costa will intimidate Arsenal's players, warns Diego Simeone

Diego Simeone insists Diego Costa will feature for Atletico Madrid in their Europa League clash with Arsenal and has warned that the striker will ‘intimidate’ … 204 more words


Mourinho suggests United were 'not prepared to win' before his arrival

Jose Mourinho has suggested Manchester United were not “prepared to win” before his appointment as manager in 2016.

The former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss won the EFL Cup and Europa League within a year of succeeding Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford, becoming the first United manager in history to lift a trophy in his debut season in charge.United are second in the Premier League table with four games to play this term, having drastically improved on the form that saw them finish sixth in 2016-17, while last Saturday’s 2-1 win over Tottenham at Wembley sealed their place in the FA Cup final.Mourinho is therefore confident his time at the club has been a success, claiming there was an acceptance before his arrival that they could not guarantee a challenge for honours, despite them having won the FA Cup in Van Gaal’s last match in charge.”I knew the club I was coming to,” he told Sky Sports News. 193 more words


Salah a Ballon d'Or contender, says Lovren

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah deserves to be talked about for the Ballon d’Or, according to team-mate Dejan Lovren.

Salah’s spectacular season continued on Tuesday, scoring twice and setting up two others to lead Liverpool to a 5-2 win over Roma in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final.The Egypt international has netted 43 goals in 47 games in all competitions in his first campaign at Anfield.Lovren said those performances meant Salah should be among the main contenders for the Ballon d’Or alongside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.”He is the one. 186 more words


Chelsea to tighten transfer budget purse strings with Antonio Conte's successor to focus on youth

Antonio Conte’s successor at Chelsea will have a very limited transfer budget to work with this summer as the west London club tighten their purse strings. 286 more words