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Brazil’s coach Tite  during a training session at the Ernst Happel stadium in Vienna on the eve of their friendly match against Austria. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images

Brazil coach Tite angrily denied on Saturday that he had been in contact with Real Madrid over the possibility of replacing Zinedine Zidane, who resi(...)

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte: “If my club ask me what I need to catch them up then I will answer, but in a private way.”   Photograph:  Peter Byrne/PA

Antonio Conte has described Manchester City’s start to the season as “something incredible” and said he is waiting for Chelsea’s hierarchy to ask him (...)

Chelsea’s Willian scores his side’s first goal during the Premier League match at Anfield. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Whenever Liverpool and Chelsea meet these days it does not take long for memories to stir of the clubs’ epic encounters over the past decade or so, an(...)

Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea celebrates scoring his team’s first goal against Watford with his team mate Willian. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

Struggling Premier League champions Chelsea can still eke out a top four finish this season and qualify for the Champions League, according to winger(...)

 John Terry scores Chelsea’s second goal during the Premier League game against Leicester City at King Power Stadium. Photo: Carl Recine/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Leicester City 1 Chelsea 3There was a point when Chelsea looked like they might be stretching out the run-in longer than anyone had anticipated and Le(...)

Diego Costa of Chelsea clashes with  John O’Shea of Sunderland during the  Premier League match  at Stadium of Light. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Sunderland 0 Chelsea 0Willian and Santiago Vergini both hit the woodwork as Sunderland extended their run of good results against Chelsea with a 0-0 d(...)

Brazil’s Willian attends a training session in Teresopolis near Rio de Janeiro on Monday. Brazil will meet Germany in their 2014 World Cup semi-finals on Tuesday. Photograph:  Marcelo Regua/Reuters

Much like Ireland in 2002, Brazil has, over the last few days, become utterly focussed on a man who is no longer available to play. The locals are hav(...)

 Chelsea have agreed terms to sign Brazilian forward Willian from Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Chelsea have confirmed that they have reached an agreement to sign Willian from Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala.The Brazilian had looked to be on the v(...)

Brazilian forward Willian is in talks with   Tottenham over a move to the club. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA

Andre Villas-Boas expects a “frantic” end to the transfer that he admits could see Gareth Bale leave Tottenham. Bale will sit out the first leg of Tot(...)