Sport Petr Cech (right) and Chelsea's Didier Drogba (left) sit on the bench before the match between Burnley and Chelsea on Monday

Long-serving goalkeeper free to leave Stamford Bridge if he wants

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Mourinho claimed signing Shaw from Southampton would have 'killed' Chelsea financially due to squad harmony and Uefa's Financial Fair Play

Didier Drogba joins Chelsea: 'Special relationship' with the Special One made it an easy decision for Drogba to return

Drogba signed a one-year contract to return to the club that he helped win the Champions League

Jose Mourinho watches his Chelsea team in pre-season action against Wycombe

Jose Mourinho: Signing Luke Shaw would have 'killed' Chelsea's stability and morale

Blues boss starts the mind games with Louis van Gaal with Shaw comments

Drogba celebrates scoring Chelsea's crucial equaliser during Saturday's Champions League final

Didier Drogba returns to Chelsea: The Ivorian striker's Stamford Bridge highlights

The legendary striker is back for a second spell in west London

Chelsea transfer news: Didier Drogba returns to Stamford Bridge on one-year deal

Blues legend set for a reunion with former manager Jose Mourinho at Chelsea

Frank Lampard is presented as a New York City FC player

Frank Lampard calls an end to long running feud with new Chelsea signing Cesc Fabregas after New York City move

Chelsea legend leaves the Premier League to join MLS side New York City

Petr Cech saves Arjen Robben’s penalty in last year’s Champions League final

Chelsea transfer news: Petr Cech ready to battle with Thibaut Courtois for spot as first-choice goalkeeper

Blues keeper keen to keep his place in Mourinho's starting eleven

Frank Lampard is presented as a New York City FC player

Frank Lampard joins New York City FC: Lampard will visit memorial of September 11 terrorist attacks

New York City FC midfielder hopes that the past 13 years have made up for his error after being part of a drinking pinge in front of Americans 24 hours after the attacks

Jose Mourinho and Didier Drogba during their time at Chelsea together

Didier Drogba to Chelsea: Jose Mourinho confirms interest in bringing former striker back to Chelsea as he admits 'we think about it'

Mourinho stresses that he will only bring him back to Stamford Bridge if he can make the team stronger

Frank Lampard is presented as a New York City FC player

Frank Lampard joins New York City FC: MLS's newest recruit remains hush on whether he will call time on his England career

36-year-old Lampard has completed a transfer to the newest MLS club but is yet to announce whether he will remain available for his country

Chelsea departee captained side on his 104th cap and sidefooted wide early on. Sloppy passing at times but went close with a shot from distance. 6

Frank Lampard joins New York City FC: Former Chelsea midfielder completes free transfer to MLS side New York City FC

Lampard was released by Chelsea at the end of the season and had been linked with a move to the MLS to end his illustrious career

Samuel Eto'o scored a hat-trick to beat Manchester United

QPR transfer news: Harry Redknapp plots bid for ex-Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o - reports

QPR boss Redknapp looking to sign former Barcelona star to aid survival bid

Jose Mourinho sent Romelu Lukaku on loan to Everton, where he has scored 12 league goals

Chelsea transfer news: Romelu Lukaku trains with Anderlecht as future remains uncertain

Former West Brom and Everton loanee could be set for the exit

Thibaut Courtois of Atletico Madrid

Chelsea transfer news: Jose Mourinho wants both Thibaut Courtois and Petr Cech to stay at Stamford Bridge

The Blues boss looks set to confine Petr Cech to the bench after a decade in the net with Thibaut Courtois returning from Atletico Madrid

Jose Mourinho watches his Chelsea team in pre-season action against Wycombe

Chelsea pre-season fixtures: Who do Jose Mourinho's men play before the Premier League starts?

A look at every pre-season fixture involving Chelsea

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Mafia Dons: is the Camorra in control of the Granite City?

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Emmys look set to overhaul the Oscars as Hollywood’s prize draw

Once the poor relation, the awards show now has the top stars and boasts the best drama
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French connection: After 1,300 years, there’s a bridge to Mont Saint-Michel

The ugly causeway is being dismantled, an elegant connection erected in its place. So everyone’s happy, right?
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The ‘vloggers’ signed up to find twentysomething audience
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David Abraham: Big ideas for the small screen

A blistering attack on US influence on British television has lifted the savvy head of Channel 4 out of the shadows
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Tom Peck on Match of the Day at 50

The show reminds us that even the most revered BBC institution may have a finite lifespan – thanks to the opposition
Air strikes? Talk of God? Obama is following the jihadists’ script

Air strikes? Talk of God? Obama is following the jihadists’ script

The President came the nearest he has come yet to rivalling George W Bush’s gormless reaction to 9/11 , says Robert Fisk
Ebola outbreak: Billy Graham’s son declares righteous war on the virus

Billy Graham’s son declares righteous war on Ebola

A Christian charity’s efforts to save missionaries trapped in Africa by the crisis have been justifiably praised. But doubts remain about its evangelical motives
Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC

Not even Jeremy Clarkson is bigger than the BBC, says TV boss

Corporation’s head of television confirms ‘Top Gear’ host was warned about racist language
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Nick Clegg the movie

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Larkin's reputation has taken a knocking. But a new book by James Booth argues that the poet was affectionate, witty, entertaining and kind, as hitherto unseen letters, sketches and 'selfies' reveal
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Madame Tussauds has shown off its Beyoncé waxwork in Regent's Park - but why is the tourist attraction still pulling in the crowds?
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