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Football: Chelsea strikers may need a new approach

THE MOST striking aspect of Chelsea's performances continues to be the failure of their strikers to do any striking. Dan Petrescu's winning goal against the 10 men of Galatasaray on Tuesday ensured a warm glow around Stamford Bridge as hopes of qualifying for the second stage of the Champions' League were rekindled, but it could not obscure a depressing sequence for the club's forwards.

Football: Petrescu keeps Chelsea's hopes alive

CHAMPIONS' LEAGUE Romanian's composed finish enables Vialli's men to capitalise on dismissal of Galatasaray's goalkeeper

Football: Middlesbrough fail to capitalise

Middlesbrough 0 Chelsea 1

Football: Gascoigne takes on linesman and loses

Middlesbrough 0

Football: Chelsea eclipsed by light of Daei

Hertha Berlin 2 Chelsea 1: CHAMPIONS' LEAGUE Vialli dejected as defensive lapses and missed chances leave his side at the foot of Group H

Football: Vialli short of a quality money cannot buy

PREMIERSHIP England's Champions' League representatives are found wanting on their return to the bread and butter game; Watford 1 Chelsea 0

Football: Hope but little charity for Robson

Newcastle fall to Leboeuf penalty as Chelsea battle to keep in touch with champions; Chelsea 1 Newcastle United 0 Leboeuf pen 37 Half-time: 1-0 Attendance: 35,092

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Football: Keegan diverted down the Tyne

SUCH IS the size of the media circus that now surrounds the English team there are times, as we sit in the tented press village which surrounds their hotel like a besieging army's encampment, when it seems like the world and his dog is following their fortunes.

Football: Fowler likely to join Shearer

KEVIN KEEGAN is an ebullient man, but even he is beginning to get depressed by the task of issuing daily medical bulletins on his squad. Playing the role of a doctor's receptionist was not, to coin a phrase, what he saw in the brochure when he agreed to be England coach.

Football: Seaman joins Keegan sicklist

DAVID SEAMAN has become the fourth player to pull out of the England squad ahead of their European Championship qualifiers against Luxembourg and Poland.

Football: Keegan reprimes his striker

Euro 2000: Shearer first option as former understudy shines and principality enlist surprise principal

Football: Petrescu applies the finish

FA Premiership: Profligate Chelsea make hard work of resilient Dons

Football: Chelsea stay cool to earn passage

Skonto Riga 0 Chelsea 0 Chelsea win 3-0 on aggregate
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