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‘We have to do a lot of work to improve’ – Antonio Conte ready for ‘fantastic challenge’ with Chelsea

Antonio Conte has revealed his calm exterior belies a host of anxieties over leading Chelsea into the new Premier League campaign. The Chelsea manager rejected suggestions he cuts a cool and collected managerial figure, ahead of the Blues hosting West Ham at Stamford Bridge on Monday night. After insisting he has no plans to let

Charlton bid for Kilmarnock’s Magennis

Magennis signed a three-year deal with Kilmarnock in 2014 League One Charlton Athletic have made a bid of £100,000 for Kilmarnock striker Josh Magennis. The Ayrshire club turned down a slightly smaller bid from Oldham for the 25-year-old Northern Ireland striker earlier in the week. However, this latest offer is being considered by the Rugby

Transfer news: Every Premier League club’s best midfield signing revealed… and each one ranked from worst to first

If you win the midfield battle, you are well on your way to winning the match. That’s why midfield signings are so important. Taking into consideration factors including price, what the player achieved during his time at the club and their overall contribution, talkSPORT has assessed the best midfield signing in the Premier League era for

West Ham face movie-inspired ‘army’

Elsner is the record appearance holder for Domzale and played one game for Slovenia Slovenian minnows NK Domzale will be be out to ruin West Ham’s first game at the Olympic stadium on Thursday when they meet in the second leg of their Europa League qualifying third-round tie. Luka Elsner’s side “made history” in the

Saints defender set for exit

Southampton, Updated: July 19, 2016 2:13 PM[.[views].], BY ICS Southampton defender Cuco Martina is reportedly set to be sold this summer as Claude Puel looks to find an attacking option. The 26-year-old arrived at St Mary’s last summer but struggled to force his way into contention under Ronald Koeman as he played just 15 times,

Kingsley signs new Swansea contract

Stephen Kingsley has spent time on loan with Yeovil Town and Crewe Alex Swansea City left back Stephen Kingsley has signed a new contract to remain at the Liberty Stadium until 2020. The 21-year old made his Swans debut in their stunning 2-1 win at Arsenal last season and featured regularly towards the end of

Vokes shocked by Barton’s Ibrox switch

Sam Vokes and Joey Barton were tema-mates at Burnley Sam Vokes has admitted to surprise that Joey Barton gave up another shot at the Premier League to join Rangers. Midfielder Barton helped Burnley to the Championship title this season and an instant return to England’s top flight. “I’m gutted that Joey has gone,” said Wales