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Antonio Conte hails ‘psychological step’ in Chelsea’s Premier League title bid

Antonio Conte believes Chelsea have passed a psychological test after bouncing back from a recent bout of indifferent form by reaching the FA Cup final and taking another significant step towards the Premier League title in the space of four days. Chelsea need four wins from the...

Soriano hands Villarreal shock win at Atletico

Villarreal kept their slim hopes of Champions League football next season alive as Roberto Soriano's late winner shocked Atletico Madrid 1-0 at the Vicente Calderon on Tuesday. A battle between the two best defences in La Liga was unsurprisingly settled by a single goal when the...

Football: Soriano hands Villarreal shock win at Atletico

MADRID: Villarreal kept their slim hopes of Champions League football next season alive as Roberto Soriano's late winner shocked Atletico Madrid 1-0 at the Vicente Calderon on Tuesday (Apr 25). A battle between the two best defences in La Liga was unsurprisingly settled by a sin...

Kaka tops MLS salaries list

Former Brazil star Kaka topped the list of Major League Soccer’s highest-paid players for a third straight year, according to official figures released on Tuesday. A comprehensive breakdown of basic salary and guaranteed earnings issued by the MLS Players Union showed Orlando...

This player should replace Diego Costa at Chelsea - Ray Wilkins

This player should replace Diego Costa at Chelsea - Ray Wilkins CHELSEA should replace Diego Costa with Romelu Lukaku in the summer. ...

Beating Spurs in FA Cup has no bearing on league, says Conte

If former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was a master at playing mind games with his rivals, his Italian successor Antonio Conte seems reluctant to follow suit. ...

Chelsea plotting £55m bid to beat Premier League rivals in winger hunt

Chelsea plotting £55m bid to beat Premier League rivals in winger hunt CHELSEA are reportedly lining up a big-money bid for Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic. ...

Pochettino hints at squad envy as Chelsea subs are too much for Spurs

Mauricio Pochettino has praised the strength in depth Antonio Conte has at his disposal after Chelsea's substitutes made a key difference in their FA Cup semi-final victory over Tottenham. Eden ...

Conte disappointed by fixture schedule

Antonio Conte's pride at starting a crucial week by reaching the FA Cup final was tempered by frustration at Chelsea having to return to action a day before title rivals - and defeated semi-final...

Antonio Conte believes Tottenham have title advantage despite Chelsea winning FA Cup semi-final

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has bemoaned the Premier League fixture schedule which the Italian insists gives Tottenham Hotspur the initiative in the title race - despite the Blues prevailing in...

Veteran Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi killed in road accident while training

Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi is dead after being hit by a van during training. He was 37. Scarponi had returned home to Filottrano, in the province of Ancona, after finishing fourth on Frida...