LONDON, July 14: Chelsea named former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri as the new head coach on a three-year term on Saturday, a day after parting ways with another Italian manager Antonio Conte.

LONDON, August 5: Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is expecting the upcoming Premier League season to be the toughest of his career as his team prepare to defend their title in an extremely competitive environment.

LONDON, July 19: Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has signed a new two-year contract with the English Premier League champions.

LONDON, April 15: Chelsea manager Antonio Conte refused to give extra significance to Sunday's Premier League clash at Manchester United, saying his team were just focused on picking up another three points to maintain their lead at the top.

LONDON, April 3: Premier League leaders Chelsea are focused on getting results in their remaining nine games as they fight for the title, instead of dwelling on Saturday's 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace, manager Antonio Conte said.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has said his team must return to winning ways in the Premier League when they visit champions Leicester City on Saturday.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte understands Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola's recent comments about early retirement from management but the Italian says he cannot imagine life without football.

Belgian forward Michy Batshuayi, yet to start for Chelsea in the Premier League this season, will have a chance to impress in Sunday's FA Cup third-round match against Peterborough.

Antonio Conte has dismissed complaints of his rival managers over Chelsea getting a longer rest during the festive period and said they are angered by his side's position at the top of the Premier League table.

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has credited manager Antonio Conte for the side's record-equalling run of 13 consecutive victories that has propelled them to the top of the Premier League table.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte "doesn't do second" and the club's rise to the top of the Premier League standings under the Italian is hardly surprising, Juventus and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has said.