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Irish Independent - Fri Feb 23 8:18 PM
WHILE Ed Woodward was chasing across Europe to make sure he nailed down Paul Pogba’s signature two summers ago, new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte had already been working with N’Golo Kante for a month and at a third of the cost.
Irish Independent - Fri Feb 23 5:01 PM
Manchester United welcome Chelsea to Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday.
Irish Independent - Fri Feb 23 4:47 PM
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho refrained from fuelling the war of words with Antonio Conte ahead of former club Chelsea's highly-anticipated visit.
Irish Independent - Fri Feb 23 3:52 PM
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho refrained from fuelling the war of words with Antonio Conte ahead of former club Chelsea’s highly-anticipated visit.
Irish Independent - Fri Feb 23 2:00 PM
If Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte were matadors rather than football coaches, they might well sell out every bullring in Spain and Latin America. What they offer on Sunday afternoon at Old Trafford is more than a duel of will and style but a test of what they represent as two of the most success...
Irish Independent - Fri Feb 23 12:24 PM
Jose Mourinho will renew his rivalry with Antonio Conte on Sunday when Manchester United entertain reigning Premier League champions Chelsea.
Irish Independent - Fri Feb 23 12:24 PM
Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte will come head to head on the touchline at Old Trafford on Sunday for the first time since their bitter feud escalated.
Irish Independent - Thu Feb 22 2:14 PM
Eden Hazard has revealed he could leave Chelsea as early as this summer and insisted it will be up to him when he decides to change clubs, and not anyone else.
Irish Independent - Thu Feb 22 2:30 AM
Real Madrid want Thibaut Courtois to stall on signing a new Chelsea contract until April as the goalkeeper prepares to go head-to-head with another of the Spaniards' targets, David De Gea.
Irish Independent - Wed Feb 21 3:59 PM
Antonio Conte accepts the extra pressure that comes with the Chelsea job due to the club’s modern “custom” of regularly changing managers.
Irish Independent - Wed Feb 21 2:54 PM
Antonio Conte has admitted he and the Chelsea board need to settle their differences if he is to see out his contract at the club.
Irish Independent - Wed Feb 21 7:34 AM
Antonio Conte has called on Chelsea to achieve something "incredible" against Barcelona at the Nou Camp next month.
Irish Independent - Wed Feb 21 2:50 AM
There were no smiles as Barcelona celebrated their away goal in front of the Shed End at Stamford Bridge last night. No spontaneous outpourings of elation, no playful ruffling of hair, no gurning for the cameras. Just flinty looks and grim satisfaction, like family members comforting each other a...
Irish Independent - Wed Feb 21 2:50 AM
Cesc Fabregas' exasperation was obvious as the ball skidded away from him in the penalty area. First to Andres Iniesta, his long-standing team-mate with the Spanish national team, then to Lionel Messi, his old classmate from La Masia and Barcelona team-mate. He knew how this one ends.
Irish Independent - Wed Feb 21 2:50 AM
A long time coming you might say about Lionel Messi's first goal in the Champions League against Chelsea, although when you are up against the most formidable footballer on the planet, it is always a case of when, rather than if, and it was Antonio Conte's misfortune that it was this night.
Irish Independent - Tue Feb 20 10:09 PM
The spoils were shared at Stamford Bridge as Lionel Messi cancelled out Willian's second-half opener to see the tie head into the second leg all square at 1-1.
Irish Independent - Tue Feb 20 9:45 AM
Antonio Conte said his Chelsea team will have to play a "perfect game" to beat Barcelona, and that his players should be "prepared to suffer".
Irish Independent - Tue Feb 20 2:30 AM
Antonio Conte said his Chelsea team will have to play a "perfect game" to beat Barcelona, and that his players should be "prepared to suffer".
Irish Independent - Mon Feb 19 9:47 PM
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has revealed he has suffered sleepless nights plotting the downfall of Barcelona and Lionel Messi.
Irish Independent - Sun Feb 18 5:00 PM
Five teams from the Premier League in the last 16 of the Champions League and I am expecting all of them to progress to the quarter-finals. Last season Leicester were the only English team in the last eight.
Irish Independent - Sun Feb 18 9:52 AM
Antonio Conte insists Barcelona are not infallible and that it would be dangerous for his rejuvenated team to focus solely on stopping Lionel Messi - who has never scored against Chelsea - when the two sides meet at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening.
Irish Independent - Sun Feb 18 2:55 AM
Antonio Conte insists Barcelona are not infallible and that it would be dangerous for his rejuvenated team to focus solely on stopping Lionel Messi - who has never scored against Chelsea - when the two sides meet at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening.
Irish Independent - Sat Feb 17 11:59 AM
Willian dispatched two inch-perfect finishes as Chelsea cruised past Hull 4-0 and into the FA Cup quarter-finals.
Irish Independent - Sat Feb 17 2:56 AM
It was one of those nights when everything finally went right for Chelsea, and just at the right time ahead of a seismic Champions League match against Barcelona.
Irish Independent - Fri Feb 16 10:11 PM
Olivier Giroud scored his first Chelsea goal as Antonio Conte's side opened a 4-0 half-time lead over Hull in their FA Cup fifth-round match.
Irish Independent - Fri Feb 16 2:30 AM
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has no qualms about starting Gary Cahill in tonight's English FA Cup fifth-round tie against Hull City.
Irish Independent - Thu Feb 15 3:26 PM
Chelsea’s press conference to preview Friday’s FA Cup fixture with Hull was gatecrashed by an Italian comedian attempting to give Antonio Conte a Manchester United shirt signed by Jose Mourinho.
Irish Independent - Thu Feb 15 2:48 PM
Antonio Conte was ambushed by an Italian prankster at his press conference at Cobham this afternoon.
Irish Independent - Thu Feb 15 2:30 AM
Who is the best player in the Premier League who is not an automatic starter for his team? With all due respect to Marcus Rashford, Willian, Juan Mata and Son Heung-min, the answer must surely come from Manchester City. And if it is not Gabriel Jesus or Bernardo Silva then it would surely be Ilka...
Irish Independent - Tue Feb 13 2:30 AM
The performance might have again lacked conviction but the verdict from the Chelsea supporters remains unequivocal.