Sports

Cesc Fabregas 'accidentally' celebrates Antonio Conte's Chelsea dismissal

Cesc Fabregas 'accidentally' celebrates Antonio Conte's Chelsea dismissal

Former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri will replace his fellow Italian, with Blues legend Gianfranco Zola returning to west London as an assistant coach and midfielder Jorginho also set to sign.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte watches Champions League football slip away at the end of last season.

That success was helped by prolific striker Diego Costa, who scored 20 goals and provided eight assists.

Fabregas appeared to confirm he felt that way by liking a tweet which was celebrating the news that Conte had been sacked by the club.

The Blues had previously been in talks with Napoli over a compensation package and the Serie A giants' president, Aurelio De Laurentiis, said on Wednesday: "Sarri is close to being the new Chelsea manager".

Former Chelsea captain John Terry has paid tribute to Antonio Conte after his sacking.

More news: NeNe Leakes Clarifies Comment On Kylie Jenner's Forbes Cover After Dropping Shade

Fabregas played under Conte and won the Premier League and FA Cup with the head coach in the last two years.

It was a great contrast to his first year in England, when he took Chelsea from a tenth place finish the previous season, to the title in dominant fashion.

Relations between Conte and the Chelsea hierarchy had always been hard but deteriorated markedly over a hard second season with regular disagreements over transfer policy. He still has three years left on his contract in Naples, and at 27, he is at his prime, and if the Jorginho sale does go through, they won't exactly be desperate to bring a bit more money in. He was eventually replaced by Carlo Ancelotti on May 23 after speculation that Sarri's buyout clause would be activated by another club.

One player that Sarri hasn't worked with but who has been linked with a move to Chelsea is Russian star Alexandr Golovin off the back of an excellent European campaign last season followed by an exceptional World Cup for the hosts.

Jorginho was a crucial part of that system in the heart of the midfield.


  • Falcons, Atlanta United drop affiliation with Papa John's

    Falcons, Atlanta United drop affiliation with Papa John's

    Schnatter came under fire this week after a Forbes report that he used the N-word during a media training conference call in May. For the first three months of this year, the chain said a key sales figure fell 5.3 per cent in North America.
    Cristiano Ronaldo pens farewell letter to Real Madrid fans

    Cristiano Ronaldo pens farewell letter to Real Madrid fans

    Big hug and good luck!' The agreement is reportedly over a reported four-year contract worth 30 million Euros per season. The 33-year-old Ronaldo is now on vacation in Greece after Portugal's elimination from the Fifa World Cup.
    Firefighter killed in gas explosion, fire near Madison, Wisconsin

    Firefighter killed in gas explosion, fire near Madison, Wisconsin

    Sun Prairie Fire Chief Christopher Garrison told the Associated Press that the department is grieving over Barr's death. The official Facebook page of the City of Sun Prairie wrote: "All residents are advised to avoid downtown Sun Prairie".
  • Ontario woman accidentally steals car from Walmart parking lot

    After the woman had finished her shopping, she returned to "her" auto , and used the vehicle for the next two weeks. Soon after, police received a report about a black Nissan Infiniti that had been stolen in the same parking lot.
    Queen praises RAF's gallantry as Mall flypast celebrates centenary

    Queen praises RAF's gallantry as Mall flypast celebrates centenary

    The Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service merged to create the RAF in 1918. This was an opportunity to meet RAF veterans, serving personnel and their families.
    Missed Xiaomi 4th Mi anniversary sale? Wait for Amazon Prime Day

    Missed Xiaomi 4th Mi anniversary sale? Wait for Amazon Prime Day

    And right now, you can get 75% off the UK RRP of this TOZO Q1012 drone, its price down to just £41.90 with free delivery. All you need to have is an Amazon Prime membership to be eligible for the offers on different products.
  • Hinds County resident gets first West Nile Virus case of 2018

    Hinds County resident gets first West Nile Virus case of 2018

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . -Mosquito-proofing your home by fixing holes in screens, windows, and doors . However, this first positive mosquito pool of the season is an indicator that the virus is still in our community.

    Prince Harry, Meghan Markle will not have a large family

    However, Meghan proved that she is not a conventional royal by sharing her thoughts about the abortion rule in Ireland. It is no secret that Meghan is a feminist and has been vocal about equality and women's rights.
    Stormy Daniels arrested after OH  strip club patron touches her

    Stormy Daniels arrested after OH strip club patron touches her

    Another officer in the back of the club went to get backup before arresting Daniels, who was released on bond early Thursday. Avenatti told DailyMail.com that Daniels had been performing on stage when she was arrested. "The officers also observed Ms.
  • Maurizio Sarri, Gianfranco Zola agree deals with Chelsea?

    Maurizio Sarri, Gianfranco Zola agree deals with Chelsea?

    Until recently, Maurizio Sarri and Chelsea in the same sentence was not something we would have expected to see. He's heading to Chelsea along with his former manager at Napoli , Maurizio Sarri .
    Thai boys were passed 'sleeping' through cave, says rescue diver

    Thai boys were passed 'sleeping' through cave, says rescue diver

    The rescue mission was so unsafe , a former member of Thailand's navy SEAL unit died during a mission in the cave on Friday. Divers began a search operation on June 25, and the group was finally found - all alive - by British divers on July 2.
    3rd Thai cave rescue mission underway

    3rd Thai cave rescue mission underway

    When asked about his first reaction as he saw the first set of boys who were rescued he admitted that he was "very scared". Each of the rescued boys has been guided through the dark winding cave by two pairs of divers.