Sam Wallace

Sam Wallace is Football Correspondent for The Independent.

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Dimitar Berbatov celebrates his goal against Arsenal

Sam Wallace: Barcelona bill themselves as 'more than a club' - a year of crisis has taken the shine off

TALKING FOOTBALL: Barcelona visit the Etihad this evening for Champions League tie with Manchester City

Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic, centre, is led away after being sent off against Burnley on Saturday

Chelsea furious with FA at refusal to punish Ashley Barnes for Nemanja Matic tackle

The Chelsea hierarchy believe that the FA approach to bad challenges that go unseen by the referee is no longer fit for purpose

A soaked Brendan Rodgers signals his thanks to the Liverpool fans at St Mary’s

Southampton vs Liverpool: Adam Lallana merited a hero's welcome – not hostility, says Brendan Rodgers

Rickie Lambert, an unused substitute, was accorded a warm reception

Coutinho celebrates his goal against Southampton

If I were Prime Minister: None of our football clubs would be dominated by greedy directors

Our series in the run-up to the General Election – 100 days, 100 contributors, but no politicians – continues with The Independent's Chief Football Correspondent

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich 'disgusted', Jose Mourinho 'ashamed' at Paris Metro abuse

Russian owner made a rare public declaration about the issue

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho admitted he was

Chelsea apologise to Paris victim of racial abuse and invite him to Stamford Bridge for PSG match as Jose Mourinho admits he is 'ashamed'

Mourinho said those who pushed a black commuter off a Metro train and chanted a racist song have 'no place at Chelsea FC'

Chelsea fans refused to allow the commuter to board the carriage

Chelsea racism video: Three supporters suspended from Stamford Bridge following shocking scenes on Paris Metro

Fans of the club refused to let a black man onto a train and chanted about being racist ahead of Chelsea's match against PSG on Tuesday night

John Terry contract: Chelsea captain hopeful of new one-year deal at Stamford Bridge

Defender will be out of contract in the summer

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Manchester United's talented midfielder has played international football for almost 14 years yet, frustratingly, has won only 32 caps, says Sam Wallace
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