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May 27

Antonio Conte: ‘our start wasn’t good enough’ – video

Antonio Conte accepted that his Chelsea side did not start the FA Cup final against Arsenal in the best way, but complained about the Alexis Sánchez handball which set up the first goal in their 2-1 defeat. He also revealed his plans for Chelsea’s squad this summer

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May 27

Chelsea must improve squad – Conte

Manager Antonio Conte says he must improve the quality in his Chelsea squad following their FA Cup final defeat by Arsenal.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40074020

May 27

Aaron Ramsey fires Arsenal to FA Cup final win over 10-man Chelsea

Amid all the euphoria for Arsenal, there has to be a school of thought that perhaps these are now the ideal circumstances for Arsène Wenger to step aside. His team had won, thrillingly, against the champions of England, making Wenger the most successful manager in the history of this competition. It was his seventh victory and these are the occasions that remind us why a manager with his record of achievement surely deserves a happy ending.

Equally, these must be the kind of occasions when Wenger is reminded what it is about football that makes it an addiction. It is a hard habit to kick and his team chose a good moment to put in their best performance of the season, beating a Chelsea side for whom Victor Moses suffered the indignity of being sent off for two bookable offences.

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May 27

How old-fashioned shadow play has helped Antonio Conte light up Chelsea | Jonathan Wilson

An approach developed by Northumberland eccentric Alan Brown and made notable by Arrigo Sacchi is partly behind the title returning to Stamford Bridge

The back three clearly made a huge difference, as did Antonio Conte’s man-management, but when Eden Hazard was asked in March what the biggest difference was between Chelsea this season and Chelsea last, he spoke of “automisation”.

Related: Antonio Conte set to sign £38m Chelsea extension and stay until 2021

Related: Arsenal v Chelsea: match preview

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May 26

Wenger one of best in history – Conte

Arsene Wenger will go down as “one of the best managers in history” even if his Arsenal side lose the FA Cup final, says Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40062358

May 26

Petr Cech injury hands David Ospina surprise FA Cup final start for Arsenal

• Cech devastated to miss showpiece
• Per Mertesacker expected to play in back three

Petr Cech has been dropped by Arsène Wenger for the FA Cup final against Chelsea on Saturday and David Ospina will make a surprise start in goal. Cech is devastated by the decision. It was thought that he suffered a slight knock in training but he is now ready to take his place on the bench.

Wenger has had to mix and match at the back in the face of selection problems and he will ask Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who is fit again after hamstring trouble, to step in at left wing-back in his 3-4-2-1 formation. Hector Bellerín will continue at right wing-back. The left-back, Kieran Gibbs, has been struggling with a thigh problem.

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May 26

Antonio Conte: ‘I am happy at Chelsea and hope to stay here for many years’

• Italian keen to extend his contract with Premier League winners
• ‘It’s the best thing for a coach, to stay for a long time and build something’

Antonio Conte is eager to extend his Chelsea contract and insists he would love to stay at the club for many years to come. The Italian has already led Chelsea to the Premier League title in his first season in England and will secure the double if his side beat Arsenal in Saturday’s FA Cup final.

Internazionale have been credited with an interest in Conte this summer, but he has two years left on his current deal. “If the club give me the possibility to stay here and to extend my contract, for sure I am available to do this,” Conte said. “But we have the same idea about the future. The way we have to do things together, to improve the squad and the team. But, I repeat, I’m happy for this season and am happy to stay here. I hope to stay here for many years.”

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May 25

Chelsea’s David Luiz: ‘I took a risk to come back to the one country not that happy with me’

Brazilian bristles at questions about return to Premier League club from PSG but is happy to have proved a point to critics with title and FA Cup final place secured

It was actually David Luiz who had first volunteered the word “risk” in relation to his return to Chelsea. He was on the turf at Stamford Bridge last Sunday conducting a post-match interview in French with William Gallas, his team-mates’ title-winning celebrations crackling all around and a Premier League winner’s medal round his neck, when it cropped up in passing as he lingered, momentarily, on the life he had left behind at Paris Saint-Germain.

The theme was revisited in a stuffy media tent at the champions’ Cobham training base on Thursday but whereas the Brazilian had addressed Gallas through a beaming smile, this time his response bordered on the prickly. Probably with good reason. Why did he consider his return to Chelsea to be a risk? “You know,” he snapped back, albeit through a smile that hinted at disbelief. “If you want me to be honest, be honest with me. Of course, you know. I was winning everything in Paris. I was there for two years and won all the titles in France. I had a great life, great credibility with the club … I had everything.

Related: John Terry: ‘I could not care less about the criticism of my Chelsea farewell’

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May 25

Kofin FA: Arsenal za ta kara da Chelsea

Arsenal za ta fafata da Chelsea a wasan karshe a kofin kalubale na kakar wasan bana a Wembley a ranar Asabar.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/hausa/wasanni-40049185

May 24

Chelsea ta soke bikin lashe kofin Premier

Chelsea ta ce ta soke bikin lashe kofin Premier da ta dauka a bana wanda ta shirya yi a ranar Lahadi, sakamakon harin ta’addanci da aka kai Manchester Arena.

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