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Conte scoops LMA award after glorious season with Chelsea

Conte scoops LMA award after glorious season with Chelsea

"How many Arsenal players would get into the Chelsea team?" There's a special relationship between me and the Chelsea fans.

United won the League Cup, defeating Southampton in the final, and are favourites to beat Ajax in tomorrow night's Europa League final, which will yield a berth in the Champions League. I love to accept this. This year I'm probably fitter than I've ever been.

Conte will be hoping to repeat his heroics of this season in the next campaign, and takes home what is a thoroughly deserved Barclays Premier League Manager of the Year prize. Every time there has been a question mark over Chelsea this season Conte has responded. Everyone says, 'Play as long as you can'.

Terry's emotional farewell at Stamford Bridge attracted plenty of criticism, particularly as Sunderland had been asked to kick the ball out of play so the ceremony could take place.

Terry's contrived departure, leaving the field to a guard of honour from his team-mates, was criticised by some pundits with the BBC's Garth Crooks saying: "This isn't Hollywood, this is a Premier League fixture".




"I couldn't care less, I promise you", he said.

The LMA manager of the year award is voted upon by LMA members and goes to the person who, in their opinion, made the greatest use of the resources available to him in the top four divisions of English football. "It will be interesting to see where he ends up".

Welbeck missed the FA Cup final in 2015 through injury as Arsenal won the competition for the second time in as many years but the England global is looking ahead to Saturday's showdown against the newly crowned Premier League champions.

While the Premier League is believed to be relaxed about the matter, content the player's withdrawal did not contravene any of their rules, the FA has now instigated a dialogue with betting companies to ascertain the precise chain of events on Sunday.


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