Sport Fabio Coentrao has started only four games since United tried to sign him last summer

The wing-back has not played for more than two months because of a thigh injury sustained on international duty for Portugal

Ancelotti urges Chelsea to forget about fear and play from the heart

Courage not tactics will win potential title decider, says manager as he weighs up whether to start with Drogba or Torres up front

Carlo Ancelotti compares Manchester United match to Champions League final

Carlo Ancelotti today claimed Chelsea's title showdown at Manchester United would be like a Champions League final for them as they bid to complete the greatest comeback in Premier League championship history.

Carlo Ancelotti denies Roma reports

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United in peril of creating own version of the 'Keegan choke'

Arsenal 1 Manchester United 0

Ancelotti: Every player has an ego. Above all strikers

Carlo Ancelotti comes across neither as an incurable gambler desperate for one last throw of the dice, nor an unrealistic dreamer with his head in the clouds, yet the Chelsea manager seems ready to put the club's late charge at the Premier League title back in the hands of Fernando Torres.

Drogba and Torres 'can play together'

Carlo Ancelotti yesterday denied that it would be a risk to return to a 4-4-2 formation for Chelsea's remaining games. Ancelotti played 4-4-2 after the arrival of Fernando Torres but recently reverted to 4-3-3, with some success. He said yesterday, though, that he was confident about pairing Torres and Didier Drogba together in future and may do so against Tottenham tomorrow. Chelsea need a win to maintain any hopes of a serious title challenge.

Torres finds finishing touch as Ancelotti entertains title talk

Chelsea 3 West Ham United 0

Benitez uses Torres link in pitch for Chelsea job

Rafa Benitez, the former Liverpool and Internazionale manager, is pushing himself forward as a serious candidate to become the next manager of Chelsea should Carlo Ancelotti be relieved of his duties in the summer.

Chelsea form give Cech hope for title

Petr Cech has warned that Chelsea are back in the form which saw them explode out of the blocks this season and are ready for a sprint finish that could see them snatch the Barclays Premier League title.

Chelsea have better title chance than Arsenal claims Petr Cech

Petr Cech has claimed Chelsea are now Manchester United's main Barclays Premier League title rivals because Arsenal have blown too many chances to catch them.

Carlo Ancelotti again refuses to speak about future

Carlo Ancelotti refused to speculate on whether a sensational late comeback in the Barclays Premier League title race would see him avoid the sack after Chelsea closed to within six points of Manchester United.

Ancelotti refuses to give up on the title after Drogba rolls back years

Chelsea 3 Birmingham City 1

Arsenal still in title race after draw, says Wenger

Spurs fight back from 3-1 down in six-goal thriller as Chelsea move up to second

Chelsea squad not good enough, says Ancelotti

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti yesterday looked back over the remains of what will go down as the worst season of Roman Abramovich's eight-year reign and confessed the squad was not good enough.

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