Antonio Conte dismiss rumours of having rift with his players

Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte has denied rumours that his players have turned against him this season. The Chelsea boss was fuming about claims that his players are unhappy with his training and had been messaging former No.2 Steve Holland, that ex-Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti is eyeing his job and Stamford Bridge chiefs were eyeing Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri to replace him.

Chelsea’s Antonio Conte faces jail term for alleged match fixing

An Italian prosecutor has requested a six-month suspended prison term and an 8,000-euro-fine ($9,085) for Italy coach Antonio Conte over his alleged role in a match-fixing case, Conte's lawyer said on Tuesday. Conte, who has already served a ban imposed by the Italian soccer federation (FIGC) in connection with the 2011 case but has always denied any wrongdoing, is accused of "sporting fraud" by prosecutors in the northern city of Cremona. The prosecution request came just a day after English Premier League champions Chelsea named Conte as their new coach for next season. He is due to take the Italian national side to the European Championship, which will be held from June 10 to July 10 in France. The Cremona case focuses on alleged wrongdoing in 2011 when Conte was in charge of Siena soccer club in Serie B. The prosecutor has cited one particular match played against Albino Leffe, saying Conte knew of match-fixing efforts. Conte's lawyer, Leonardo Cammarata, denied this. "Antonio Conte denies any...