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FA Cup final talking points

Arsenal and Chelsea meet in Saturday’s FA Cup final at Wembley.

Hamilton Vettel ready

Monaco Grand Prix talking points

Lewis Hamilton has arrived in Monaco just six points behind championship rival Sebastian Vettel following his victory at last Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix.

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The FA Cup in numbers

Arsenal and Chelsea will meet in the 136th FA Cup final on Saturday at Wembley.

Herrera ready

Herrera says Ibrahimovic can help Manchester United to Europa League win

Zlatan Ibrahimovic may only be a spectator at Wednesday’s Europa League final, but Manchester United colleague Ander Herrera expects the experienced Swede will still have a part to play in Stockholm.

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Griezmann has ‘six out of 10’ chance of joining Manchester United this summer

Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann has said there is a ‘six out of 10’ chance of him joining Manchester United this summer.

Gylfi Sigurdsson ready

Swansea dismiss talk they will sell midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson

Swansea have dismissed reports they have agreed to sell Gylfi Sigurdsson with owner Steve Kaplan insisting the club are determined to keep the Icelandic playmaker.

Chelsea's Willian (centre) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the Emirates FA Cup, Semi Final match at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday April 22, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.

Chelsea’s route to the 2017 FA Cup final

Chelsea go in search of their eighth FA Cup success when they face Arsenal on Saturday having last lifted the trophy in 2012.

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Double success for Antonio Conte at LMA awards

Antonio Conte was rewarded for leading Chelsea to the Premier League title with two League Managers Association awards on Monday night.

Ian Madigan ready

WP Nel and Ian Madigan make Barbarians squad

Scotland prop WP Nel and Ireland fly-half Ian Madigan have been included in a 27-man squad for the Barbarians’ matches against England and Ulster.

Dean Hoyle ready

Promotion to ‘Promised Land’ would be dream come true – Huddersfield owner Hoyle

Huddersfield owner Dean Hoyle believes promotion to the Premier League would be the biggest achievement in the club’s history.

Petra Kvitova ready

Petra Kvitova ‘on track’ to play at Wimbledon after knife attack

Petra Kvitova is “on track” to play at Wimbledon less than seven months after suffering a hand injury when she was stabbed by an intruder at her home.

Fikayo Tomori ready

Fikayo Tomori’s spectacular own goal denies England Under-20s victory

England defender Fikayo Tomori scored a spectacular own goal as they drew 1-1 with Guinea at the Under-20 World Cup.

File photo dated 26/05/1967 of Celtic players parading the European Cup at Celtic Park in Glasgow. Sir Rod Stewart is to headline a special concert marking the 50th anniversary of the Lisbon Lions' triumph.

What became of the Lisbon Lions?

Celtic became the first British team to win the European Cup 50 years ago.

Gatland ready

Warren Gatland says there will be no easy wins for British and Irish Lions

Warren Gatland has praised the strength of New Zealand’s Super Rugby teams ahead of the British and Irish Lions tour this summer.

Bailey Peacock Farrell ready

Jones and Peacock-Farrell join Northern Ireland training camp

Kilmarnock’s Jordan Jones and Leeds’ Bailey Peacock-Farrell have been invited to the Northern Ireland training camp which Conor Washington will miss due to his wedding.

Celtic fans come together to display 'Lisbon Lions' in the stands before the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow.

Celtic’s route to 1967 European Cup glory in Lisbon

Thursday marks 50 years since the Lisbon Lions carved their name into footballing history by becoming the first British team to lift the European Cup.

Arsenal’s route to the 2017 FA Cup final

Arsenal’s route to the 2017 FA Cup final

Arsenal will be looking for a record 13th FA Cup win, and third in the last four years, when they take on Chelsea on Saturday.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is lifted up by his players after the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, London.

FA Cup final manager focus: Antonio Conte v Arsene Wenger

Chelsea and Arsenal meet in Saturday’s FA Cup final after differing seasons and with managers in contrasting positions.

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The County Championship – The story of the fourth round of fixtures

The latest round of the Specsavers County Championship is almost completed.


Football rumours from the media

What the papers say Champions Chelsea have made former striker Romelu Lukaku their preferred attacking signing this summer, according to the Evening Standard.

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