Conte's iron fist dealt with difficult Hazard - Lampard

Antonio Conte's "iron fist" stopped Eden Hazard from creating problems in Chelsea training and brought the best out of him this season, Frank Lampard says.

Hazard, 26, was heavily criticised last season as he scored just four times in 31 appearances as the Blues finished 10th in the Premier League …

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Man Utd will challenge for PL title next season - Lingard

Jesse Lingard believes Manchester United are "capable of anything" and expects them to challenge for the Premier League title next season.

Jose Mourinho's first season at the Old Trafford helm yielded two trophies as United won the EFL Cup – with Lingard netting in the final against Southampton – and Europa League …

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PSG ace Verratti does not expect Barcelona transfer

Marco Verratti expects to stay at Paris Saint-Germain next season, despite an underwhelming season for the club and persistent links with a switch to Barcelona.

The Italy international helped Unai Emery's side win a third domestic competition of 2016-17 in Saturday's 1-0 Coupe de France win over Angers, adding to …

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'Pure perfection Ronaldo was shaped at Man Utd, not Real Madrid'

Cristiano Ronaldo has developed into the "perfect" player at Real Madrid, Michael Owen says, but he has Manchester United to thank for it instead of the Spanish side.

The 32-year-old is widely regarded as one of the best players the game has ever seen, and ex-Madrid and United forward Owen …

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Varane: I'll talk to Mbappe about Real Madrid move

Raphael Varane would love to see Kylian Mbappe move to Real Madrid and says he hopes to discuss the possibility with the Monaco star.

Mbappe is one of Europe's most promising young players, scoring 15 goals in 29 Ligue 1 appearances with a further six in nine Champions League games …

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Costa tells Chelsea: I'll go to Spain or stay where I am

Diego Costa confirmed his commitment to Chelsea following Saturday's FA Cup final defeat, while admitting he would leave if Antonio Conte wants him to.

The Spain international scored the Blues' solitary goal as they went down 2-1 to Arsenal at Wembley.

But, despite heading the scoring charts at Stamford Bridge …

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Carrick signs new one-year Manchester United deal

Michael Carrick has signed a new one-year contract at Manchester United, keeping him at the club for another season.

The 35-year-old initially struggled to get into Jose Mourinho's team following the Portuguese coach's appointment at the start of the season, making only three Premier League appearances before December.

However, Carrick …

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Chicharito sets Mexico's all-time goal record

Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez set Mexico's all-time record for goals scored with a goal against Croatia in a friendly on Saturday.

Chicharito's 47th international goal came in the 86th minute of El Tri's match in Los Angeles as they prepare for June's World Cup qualification matches and the Confederations Cup.

He …

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Neymar equals Madrid legend Puskas' record in Copa del Rey final

Neymar scored Barcelona's second goal in a Copa del Rey-clinching 3-1 win over Alaves on Saturday, becoming the first player to score in three consecutive finals since Real Madrid great Ferenc Puskas.

Barca beat Athletic Bilbao in 2015 and Sevilla in 2016 to clinch back-to-back titles, with the Brazil international …

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