Deco: the understated master of his time

“I am not attracted to straight angles or to the straight line, hard and inflexible … I am attracted to free-flowing, sensual curves.” By the time he passed away in 2012, Oscar Niemeyer was one of the greatest architects in world history. The Brazilian’s unique designs, informed by his abhorrence for all things bleak and uniform,…

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The making of Antonio Conte: a journey from Lecce to Chelsea

As featured on Guardian Sport Some footballers have the privilege of working under gifted tacticians and thoroughbred winners during their careers, but it’s the intuitive ones who take it upon themselves to become students. Antonio Conte was both influential and influenced during his decorated playing career at Juventus. The tenacious box-to-box midfielder, equipped with piercingly…

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Frank Lampard: a true Premier League icon

Frank Lampard saluting the crowd (CC BY 2.0) by Ben Sutherland Earlier this month, Chelsea legend Frank Lampard announced that he will be leaving New York City FC at the end of the current Major League Soccer campaign. Since moving to the United States, Lampard has made 25 appearances, scoring 15 goals whilst recording three assists. While he…

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Willian’s unorthodox voyage to football’s pinnacle

For Chelsea Football Club the 2015-16 season could best be described in one word as turbulent. What began as an optimistic Premier League title defence quickly descended into a tempestuous campaign, punctuated by in-fighting, accusations of betrayal, staff departures and disciplinary charges galore, eventually culminating in a 10th-place finish previously thought bewilderingly implausible before the…

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