A disconsolate Stephen Ward after the second leg of the World Cup playoff against Denmark. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Burnley boss Sean Dyche has welcomed his crushed Irish contingent back to Turf Moor with open arms. Stephen Ward, Jeff Hendrick and Robbie Brady all (...)

Chelsea coach Antonio Conte wants an immediate positive response to the heavy defeat by Roma against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Getty Images

Antonio Conte is considering reuniting the midfield partnership that helped inspire Leicester City’s improbable Premier League triumph two seasons ago(...)

 Antonio Conte responded to Jose Mourinho’s veiled barb after Chelsea conceded a two-goal lead to draw with Roma. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

Antonio Conte has reacted angrily to José Mourinho’s observation that “other managers cry and cry and cry” about injuries to their players, a criticis(...)

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte  looks dejected after his side’s defeat to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, in London, England. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

Antonio Conte has warned that Chelsea will find it difficult to defend the title after their shock defeat by Crystal Palace and questioned whether his(...)

Antonio Conte: will be forced to juggle his squad against Crystal Palace in the absence of key midfielder N’Golo Kante and leading scorer Alvaro Morata. Photograph: Ian Kingston/AFP

Antonio Conte has said he must plan for the next month without N’Golo Kante after the midfielder sustained a hamstring injury while on international (...)

Antonio Conte has thanked Diego Costa for his contribution to Chelsea after the striker left for Atletico Madrid. Photo: Glyn Kirk/Getty Images

Head coach Antonio Conte thanked Diego Costa for his contribution at Chelsea on Friday, but declined to discuss the fractious conclusion to the strike(...)

Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante  in action during his side’s 2-1 away victory over Leicester City. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Midway through the first half Wilfred Ndidi launched a counter-attack. After winning possession deep in his own half he scooted forward. When confront(...)

N’Golo Kante scored Chelsea’s second against former side Leicester. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty

Leicester City 1 Chelsea 2 Much of the pre-match talk centred on Danny Drinkwater but it was another former Leicester player who returned to haunt t(...)

Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater has submitted a transfer request. Photo: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Danny Drinkwater has submitted a transfer request to Leicester. The midfielder, 27, is a transfer target for Chelsea amid manager Antonio Conte’s pur(...)

Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain at Anfield during the defeat to Liverpool. Photograph: Reuters

Chelsea have kickstarted a frantic scramble for reinforcements in the final week of the summer transfer window by agreeing a fee with Arsenal for Alex(...)

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