Antonio Conte - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Antonio Conte Big decisions for players, coaches in EPL offseason LONDON (AP) — Few will be able to choreograph their farewells like Chelsea captain John Terry. Many players and managers in the English Premier League are in for messier departures in the close season. Nowhere in the league is there more uncertainty than at Arsenal, a club at a crossroads and out of the Champions League for the first time in two decades. ... Mon, 22 May 2017 15:38:00 GMT 2017-05-22T15:38:00Z Terry given guard of honor in unusual farewell LONDON (AP) — Chelsea players gathered to form a guard of honor as John Terry's final appearance at Stamford Bridge came to an unusual end on Sunday. The club's captain and longest-serving player was substituted in the 26th minute, matching his shirt number during a 22-year association with Chelsea. Sunderland manager David Moyes reveal... Sun, 21 May 2017 21:37:00 GMT 2017-05-21T21:37:00Z Arsenal, Wenger fail to make Champions League after 20 years LONDON (AP) — Arsene Wenger's proud record is over: Arsenal has failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years. Arsenal's hope of squeezing into the Premier League top four relied on Liverpool or Manchester City slipping up, but they both won easily on Sunday to join Chelsea and Tottenham in entering the Champions League. ... Sun, 21 May 2017 19:51:00 GMT 2017-05-21T19:51:00Z Chelsea celebrates title with 5-1 win over Sunderland LONDON (AP) — Premier League champion Chelsea celebrated its title in style with a 5-1 victory over relegated Sunderland on Sunday. For once the football took a back seat at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea fans bid farewell to John Terry as the club's long-serving captain made his final home appearance. Sunderland took a shock lead through J... Sun, 21 May 2017 19:03:00 GMT 2017-05-21T19:03:00Z Inter's struggles even include fan walkout MILAN (AP) — Winless in eight matches, Inter Milan is losing even the hardcore fans. The Italian team, which won the Champions League title in 2010, has been struggling this year and is currently working under its fourth coach since August. On Sunday, fan fury boiled over when many of the most ardent supporters walked out during a 2-1 l... Thu, 18 May 2017 17:17:00 GMT 2017-05-18T17:17:00Z Correction: Chelsea-Terry story LONDON (AP) — In a story May 16 about Chelsea player John Terry, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Terry was fined for insulting Americans on Sept. 11, 2011. The incident occurred a day after the 2001 attacks on the United States. A corrected version of the story is below: A scoring return for Chelsea as John Terry mulls retirement John Terry... Tue, 16 May 2017 11:44:00 GMT 2017-05-16T11:44:00Z Juventus wastes chance to clinch title with 3-1 loss at Roma ROME (AP) — Juventus wasted a chance to clinch a record sixth straight Serie A title with a 3-1 loss at rival Roma on Sunday. Stephan El Shaarawy put Roma 2-1 ahead early in the second half with a long, low shot that was deflected by Juventus fullback Stephan Lichtsteiner. Radja Nainggolan added another for the hosts to hand the Bianconeri their first league loss since a def... Sun, 14 May 2017 21:31:00 GMT 2017-05-14T21:31:00Z Conte makes champion Chelsea a happy family again WEST BROMWICH, England (AP) — Antonio Conte was fielding a question in his post-match news conference when David Luiz and Diego Costa appeared from out of nowhere, barged past a couple of reporters and dragged their manager out of his chair and out of the room. "Guys, champions! Enough, enough!" Luiz roared. Chelsea's Premier League title-winning celebrat... Sat, 13 May 2017 12:15:00 GMT 2017-05-13T12:15:00Z Back on top: Chelsea wins the English Premier League WEST BROMWICH, England (AP) — Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has had the golden touch in his first season in the English Premier League, all the way through to the title-clinching game. With Chelsea scoreless at West Bromwich Albion on Friday and looking like squandering the first of three opportunities to regain the trophy, Conte took the bold decision to remove star winger ... Fri, 12 May 2017 23:46:00 GMT 2017-05-12T23:46:00Z Chelsea's Premier League title triumph in numbers LONDON (AP) — Chelsea's Premier League title win by numbers: 0 — red cards for Chelsea players in the league this season. 2 — players to have appeared in every Chelsea league game: Gary Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta. 3-4-3 — formation Antonio Conte switched with Chelsea trailing 3-0 at Arsenal in September, sparking a ... Fri, 12 May 2017 23:19:00 GMT 2017-05-12T23:19:00Z Key players behind Chelsea's Premier League title win LONDON (AP) — Influential players in Chelsea's English Premier League title success: N'GOLO KANTE The midfielder was a priority signing for Chelsea and he joined from surprise champion Leicester. The France international soon demonstrated his ability and was recognized by his peers as the Professional Footballers' Association player of the year, for his ceaseless energy and ... Fri, 12 May 2017 23:07:00 GMT 2017-05-12T23:07:00Z Month-by-month: How Chelsea won the English Premier League LONDON (AP) — A look at Chelsea's path to the English Premier League title: AUGUST Antonio Conte's reign began with a 2-1 win over West Ham as the first of three Premier League wins in the month. Watford was beaten 2-1 and Burnley 3-0. Month league record: Played three, won three. League position: Second, behind Manch... Fri, 12 May 2017 21:45:00 GMT 2017-05-12T21:45:00Z Chelsea takes wild ride back to summit of English soccer WEST BROMWICH, England (AP) — Chelsea is back at the summit of English soccer, completing a wild roller-coaster ride over the past three years. After cruising to the Premier League trophy by eight points in 2015, the London club finished in 10th place the following year in the worst title defense in league history. On Friday, Chelsea re... Fri, 12 May 2017 21:22:00 GMT 2017-05-12T21:22:00Z Conte wins battle of super-coaches in English Premier League WEST BROMWICH, England (AP) — In the first year of English soccer's 'super coach' era, one has stood out from the rest. Chelsea was a huge club drifting and in need of a proper shake-up when Antonio Conte arrived in July, around the time the Premier League's PR machine was in overdrive about the impending renewal of the Pep Guardiola-Jose Mourinho rivalry up in Manchester. ... Fri, 12 May 2017 21:16:00 GMT 2017-05-12T21:16:00Z With EPL title a formality, challenges await for Chelsea The hard work is just about to start for Antonio Conte. Top of the English Premier League since early November, Chelsea can complete its serene march to the title by picking up three points over its next three games, the first of which is at West Bromwich Albion on Friday. With the other two matches being at home to out-of-form Watford ... Thu, 11 May 2017 05:17:00 GMT 2017-05-11T05:17:00Z Conte entertains as Chelsea closes in on EPL title LONDON (AP) — Every time Premier League leader Chelsea plays, entertainment is guaranteed on the field, but on the sideline its manager Antonio Conte puts on a show of his own. Conte lived every minute Chelsea's 3-0 demolition of Middlesbrough on Monday as his side moved within one victory of the Premier League title. The former Italy n... Tue, 09 May 2017 12:17:00 GMT 2017-05-09T12:17:00Z Team player Fabregas leads Chelsea to brink of EPL title LONDON (AP) — As Cesc Fabregas composed Chelsea's march to the brink of the English Premier League title, it was hard to believe the midfielder was making just his 11th start of the campaign on Monday. Assists for Diego Costa and Nemanja Matic goals during the 3-0 win over Middlesbrough punctuated his masterful display, but it was only the absence of cons... Mon, 08 May 2017 23:18:00 GMT 2017-05-08T23:18:00Z Chelsea could own the EPL title on Friday LONDON (AP) — Chelsea was one more win away from taking the English Premier League title after beating Middlesbrough 3-0 on Monday. The Blues have the chance to claim their second league title in three seasons when they face West Brom on Friday. They moved seven points clear of second-placed Tottenham, and all but consigned Middlesbrough to relegation. ... Mon, 08 May 2017 22:33:00 GMT 2017-05-08T22:33:00Z Chelsea beats Everton to close in on Premier League title LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Pedro Rodriguez scored an eye-catching long-range goal as Chelsea closed in on the Premier League title by beating Everton 3-0 on Sunday. Chelsea stayed four points ahead of Tottenham, which beat Arsenal 2-0 in the north London derby. Antonio Conte will be guaranteed the trophy in his first season in charge of Chelsea if the leaders win three of the... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 19:58:00 GMT 2017-04-30T19:58:00Z Conte looking to make Chelsea impenetrable again LONDON (AP) — Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is no fan of statistics. Still, the Italian cannot ignore one numerical fact: his team, four points ahead of Tottenham at the top of the Premier League with five games to play, has not kept a clean sheet in 11 league games. "I don't like stats a lot, but it's important to know. Sometimes the s... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:32:00 GMT 2017-04-28T15:32:00Z Costa ends goal drought to help Chelsea open up 7-point lead LONDON (AP) — Diego Costa ended a seven-game goal drought in style to help Chelsea open up a seven-point lead in the Premier League with a 4-2 victory over Southampton on Tuesday. The second-half double halted a barren run that began shortly after a reported dispute at the club as Costa was linked with a move to the financially-flush Chinese Super League. ... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:49:00 GMT 2017-04-25T23:49:00Z Beating Spurs in FA Cup has no bearing on league, says Conte LONDON (AP) — If former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was a master at playing mind games with his rivals, his Italian successor Antonio Conte seems reluctant to follow suit. Mourinho, now at Manchester United, might well have made much of Chelsea's 4-2 victory over Premier League title rival Tottenham in an enthralling FA Cup semifinal on Saturday. ... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:01:00 GMT 2017-04-24T16:01:00Z Hazard sends Chelsea into FA Cup final with victory vs Spurs LONDON (AP) — Eden Hazard had a rare view from the Chelsea bench, and it wasn't comfortable viewing. Twice Willian scored, but each time Tottenham struck back in the FA Cup semifinal on Saturday. Approaching an hour in with a sharper, slicker Spurs seizing the initiative at Wembley Stadium, Chelsea coach Antonio Conte finally deployed Hazard. ... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 21:48:00 GMT 2017-04-22T21:48:00Z Momentum with Spurs for FA Cup semifinal showdown vs Chelsea MANCHESTER, England (AP) — They can't keep a clean sheet. Their striker has stopped scoring. Their opponents have worked out how to stifle them. The Chelsea juggernaut might just be starting to slow, just when English soccer's major trophies are about to be decided. Chelsea and Tottenham park their battle for the Premier League title fo... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:15:00 GMT 2017-04-20T18:15:00Z It's on: EPL title race heats up as Chelsea loses at United MANCHESTER, England (AP) — A tactical masterclass from Jose Mourinho ensured the path to the English Premier League title will no longer be a procession for his former club, Chelsea. Only four points separate Chelsea and second-placed Tottenham with six games left after Manchester United's 2-0 win over the lackluster leaders opened up the title race on Sunday. At one stage f... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 20:42:00 GMT 2017-04-16T20:42:00Z Man United beats Chelsea 2-0 to open up EPL title race MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Ander Herrera scored one goal, set up another and executed the perfect man-marking job on Eden Hazard to set up Manchester United's 2-0 win over Chelsea that opened up the Premier League title race on Sunday. United didn't even need rested top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic to consign the leaders to their fifth league loss of the sea... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 18:43:00 GMT 2017-04-16T18:43:00Z Conte back at Old Trafford and hoping to celebrate again LONDON (AP) — Antonio Conte can't forget his "great goal" at Old Trafford for Juventus in a Champions League semifinal against Manchester United in 1999. "I didn't score a lot in my career and I remember very well when I scored. It was a great goal, and then I remember Ryan Giggs equalized in the last minute," the Chelsea manager said Friday, ahead of his team facing hosts U... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 15:58:00 GMT 2017-04-14T15:58:00Z Spurs surprise: Alli overlooked by fellow pros for accolade LONDON (AP) — When the shortlist for English soccer's player of the year was released on Thursday, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino found Harry Kane's name as expected. But where was Dele Alli? Not among the six leading players in the country, according to the midfielder's fellow professionals who voted. "He show... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 18:19:00 GMT 2017-04-13T18:19:00Z All 11 City players touch ball in 2nd goal of win over Hull LONDON (AP) — Manchester City didn't just appoint Pep Guardiola to win trophies. City hired him to do it with the sort of style his iconic Barcelona and magnificent Bayern Munich sides did. The Spaniard's first season in England has been far from smooth sailing with a Champions League qualification spot not yet secure, but his side's second goal during a 3-1 victory over Hul... Sat, 08 Apr 2017 19:29:00 GMT 2017-04-08T19:29:00Z Chelsea maintains EPL title charge beating Bournemouth 3-1 BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) — Chelsea answered Tottenham's win with its own by beating Bournemouth 3-1 to restore its seven-point lead in the English Premier League on Saturday. Tottenham, Chelsea's only remaining title rival, applied pressure by defeating Watford 4-0 hours earlier. But Chelsea got going early through a fortuitous own goa... Sat, 08 Apr 2017 18:33:00 GMT 2017-04-08T18:33:00Z