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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte. Photograph: Reuters

Chelsea announced on Thursday a long-term partnership with Nike from next year in a deal that media reports suggested could be worth £60 million (€66 (...)

Chelsea’s Russian owner Roman Abramovich   appointed seven permanent managers before Conte. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

On Saturday evening, after his Chelsea team lost 3-0 to Arsenal, Antonio Conte gave reporters a tantalising glimpse of the fury that is said by some t(...)

Diego Costa celebrates with Chelsea’s new manager Antonio Conte after the win at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Getty Images

Chelsea 2 West Ham 1 Antonio Conte has his lift-off and, already, Chelsea feel like a club revived. The 10th permanent managerial appointment of Roma(...)

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri walks out to a guard of honour from the Chelsea staff before the game. Photo: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Chelsea 1 Leicester City 1 Roman Abramovich had been waiting for Claudio Ranieri on Leicester City’s arrival at this stadium, the oligarch seeking ou(...)

 The Charity Commission said it had “serious regulatory concerns about a number of compliance issues” raised following a Daily Mail investigation of the Didier Drogba Foundation. Photograph: PA

A foundation set up by former Chelsea footballer Didier Drogba to help poor communities in the Ivory Coast is to be investigated by the charities watc(...)

 Italy coach Antonio Conte who will join Chelsea after the European Championships on a three-year contract. Photograph: Daniel Dal Zennaro/EPA

Antonio Conte is convinced he can restore Chelsea to the Champions League at the first time of asking but already faces an uphill task to persuade Di(...)

Chelsea’s Russian owner Roman Abramovich took over the London club in 2003. Photograph: Getty Images

Antonio Conte has become the seventh man to be named the permanent Chelsea manager by Roman Abramovich since the Russian bought the club in 2003. Giv(...)

 Gary Neville reign as manager of Valencia did not go to plan. Photograph: Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images

Back to José. Back to last October, back to London, to Harrods and to an interview given eight weeks before Chelsea decided they had had enough of Jos(...)

 Arsenal players celebrate winning the Premier League title in 2004 after beating Leicester City at Highbury to finish the campaign unbeaten. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

London was bright and sunny on the final day of the season 12 years ago. Arsenal’s players performed a cancan at Highbury as fans chanted: “We are un(...)

He was torn between his delight at playing on such a superb team with the more basic fact of missing the uncomplicatedness of life at joyously unfashionable Blackburn.

Will Ireland produce a player like Damien Duff again? And if so when? And if so how? Not for the first time, Duff popped up out of the blue to put a (...)

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