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Dynamite debut for Lukaku!

Lukaku scores as Conte’s Inter reign starts in style Milan, Italy | AFP | Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku scored on his Inter Milan debut as new coach Antonio Conte’s reign got off to a perfect start with a 4-0 win over promoted Lecce on Monday. “There was a spark, but …

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Defiant Conte won’t talk about potential Chelsea exit

London, United Kingdom | AFP | With Chelsea’s reign as Premier League champions all but over, it’s fitting Antonio Conte approaches that dispiriting conclusion in the same tetchy mood he began their doomed title defence. Blues boss Conte has cut a frustrated figure from the moment he sagely warned of a …

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Chelsea boss Conte ‘best’ choice for Italy coach

Milan, Italy | AFP | Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is Italy’s number one choice to take over as national coach, Italian federation vice-commissioner Alessandro Costacurta revealed on Tuesday. “I haven’t chosen yet but I think Conte is the one who could do the best,” Costacurta told Gazzetta dello Sport. “I’ll definitely …

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Mourinho keen to bury Conte hatchet with handshake

Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes it was important for two coaches of his and Chelsea’s Antonio Conte’s stature to put their public dispute behind them by shaking hands before and after United’s 2-1 victory on Sunday. Mourinho and Conte’s simmering rift exploded in January …

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Barca visit presents Champions League stage Conte craves

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Barcelona’s visit to Chelsea on Tuesday gives Antonio Conte the perfect opportunity to reaffirm his stature as one of Europe’s greatest coaches. “To play against Barcelona is a great challenge for us,” Conte said after easing the pressure on his job with back-to-back home …

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What’s gone wrong at Chelsea?

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea’s troubled season hit a new low on Monday as the Premier League champions crashed to a 4-1 defeat at Watford that heaped fresh pressure on beleaguered boss Antonio Conte. Less than a year after being hailed as the mastermind of Chelsea’s title triumph, …

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Unconcerned Conte puts ball in Chelsea’s court

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said he will lose no sleep over the threat he could be sacked less than a year after winning the Premier League following a 4-1 thrashing at Watford on Monday. The champions have now conceded seven goals in their last …

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Conte still confident in his ability at Chelsea

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea boss Antonio Conte insisted he remains the best man to lead the Londoners despite an alarming dip in form from the Premier League champions in his second season in charge. Wednesday’s shock 3-0 home defeat to Bournemouth left Chelsea down in fourth, 18 …

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