Sam Wallace

Sam Wallace is Football Correspondent for The Independent.

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Christian Benteke of Aston Villa celebrates scoring the winner for Aston Villa
Many migrant workers employed to help build the World Cup infrastructure in Qatar have been living in squalid conditions

Fifa's real crime with Qatar 2022 is ignoring the workers' plight

Workers are effectively prisoners in the country, with no access to their passports

John Terry puts Chelsea ahead
Eden Hazard enjoys a laugh at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground this week

Chelsea vs Tottenham: Eden Hazard exclusive interview - All is rosy in the garden of Eden

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard is the league’s most fouled player –  and he can’t stop smiling. As he prepares for the Capital One  Cup final against Spurs on Sunday, he tells Sam Wallace that is because he wouldn’t have it any other way

Dimitar Berbatov deals Arsenal a blow by scoring just after the half-time break to put Monaco ahead 2-0

All pieces in place but again Arsenal crumble

This season was meant to be one of progress for Wenger’s team

Chelsea announce £200m kit sponsorship with Yokohama Rubber in the club's 'biggest ever commercial deal'

Company's brand name will appear on Chelsea shirts from start of next season

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

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