Athletic  Bilbao’s goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga: has a release clause set at  €80 million with the Spanish side.  Photograph: Luis Tejido/EPA

Chelsea will pay a world record fee for a goalkeeper to secure Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao as a replacement for Thibaut Courtois, who fail(...)

Chelsea’s new head coach Maurizio Sarri talks to the media during a press conference at Optus Stadium in Perth, Australia on Friday. Photograph:  Paul Kane/Getty Images

When Claudio Ranieri first arrived in the Premier League, he caused a minor stir because of his inability to speak to the media in English. “Ranieri f(...)

 Messi  after scoring his team’s first goal against  Nigeria  at Saint Petersburg Stadium. Photograph:   Alex Livesey/Getty Images

It was only 24 degrees in Moscow when day 13 got under way with France v Denmark, leaving us all wondering what it must be like to live in a temperate(...)

  Antonio Conte: There had been fears of a parting with Chelsea even in the immediate aftermath of the title win last year. Photograph: Getty Images

Antonio Conte, clean shaven on the eve of the FA Cup final, digested the question, took a deep breath and then conjured a fresh analogy for an increas(...)

Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard scores the winner in their Premier League clash with Chelsea. Photo: Peter Powell/EPA

Manchester United 2 Chelsea 1 Jesse Lingard caused Old Trafford to reverberate with noise following a 76th-minute header that grabbed a win that took(...)

Arsenal’s Calum Chambers vies with Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata during their League Cup semi-final first leg. Photo: Adrian Dennis/Getty Images

Chelsea 0 Arsenal 0 The chant from the Arsenal fans was clear and it was directed at the press box. “You don’t know what you’re doing,” they sang. Th(...)

Everton manager ‘Big Sam’ Allardyce, with Mourinho. Photograph: PA

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has responded to Jose Mourinho’s jibe about match-fixing by labelling the Manchester United manager a “little man”. (...)

Chelsea’s Willian reacts after a missed chance during the FA Cup third round match against Norwich at Carrow Road. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Norwich City 0 Chelsea 0 Chelsea’s peripheral players failed to impress in a goalless draw at Carrow Road as Norwich earned an FA Cup third-round rep(...)

Antonio Rudiger opened the scoring for Chelsea against Stoke City. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Chelsea 5 Stoke City 0 Willian scored one and set up two more as Chelsea cranked up the pressure on Mark Hughes with a thumping 5-0 win over Stoke. (...)

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is less than impressed during the 1-0 defeat to West Ham on Saturday at the London Stadium. Photograph: Reuters

Unhappy Antonio Conte admits Chelsea are battling to secure their Champions League future and warned of a “bad surprise” if his side do not raise thei(...)

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