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Chelsea vs Newcastle: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi to Chelsea: £500m deal 'impossible', says assistant Steve Holland

Holland was sitting in a press conference for the absent Jose Mourinho

Carlo Ancelotti 'is better than Jose Mourinho,' says Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas

Real No 1 prefers the Italian to his former boss

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi to Chelsea: Barcelona star could cost £500m in total - but only Manchester United and Real Madrid could afford him

Speculation continues to mount - but could Chelsea actually afford him?

Lionel Messi

Chelsea transfer news and rumours: Lionel Messi package will cost £500m; Wolfsburg bid for Andre Schurrle; Wenger rules out Cech move

A look at the latest transfer talk surrounding the west London club

Lionel Messi, Mats Hummels, Radamel Falcao and Ilkay Gundogan
Jose Mourinho

Chelsea vs Newcastle: Jose Mourinho pulls out of media press conference after FA charge Blues manager over 'clear campaign' comments

Mourinho claimed 'people, pundits, commentators and coaches from other teams' were creating a campaign against his side

Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard is solely a Manchester City player - and never signed a formal contract with New York City after leaving Chelsea

It appears the former England international has no obligations to the MLS team

Jose Mourinho claimed there was a clear handball in the Spurs area when his side were leading 1-0

Jose Mourinho charged with misconduct after claiming there was a 'clear campaign' against Chelsea

The reference was made amid a flurry of diving incidents

Cesar Azpilicueta vs Paul Dummett: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Chelsea and Newcastle

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' left-backs ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at Stamford Bridge

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos

Sergio Ramos transfer latest: Real Madrid defender drops Premier League hint amid Manchester United talk

The Spain international has also been linked with Chelsea

Lionel Messi has had a meeting with team-mates to clear the air

Transfer news - LIVE: Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool latest rumours

The latest stories and all the transfer rumours on Thursday 8 January

David De Gea, Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Petr Cech

Lionel Messi to Chelsea: Blues contact Barcelona star's father and representatives - reports

Spanish radio station RAC1 report Jorge Mendes contacted by the Blues

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