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Football: Chelsea earn chance in the big time

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

Football: Foreigners to the fore for Chelsea

Chelsea 1 Aston Villa 0

Football: Ehiogu hands out another favour

Chelsea 1 Aston Villa 0 Ehiogu og 52 Half-time: 0- 0 Attendance: 35,071: FA Premiership: Chelsea climb to third in table after cracks appear in Villa following an own goal

Football: Chelsea reveal title frailty

Leicester City 2 Chelsea 2

Football: Sinclair gives game away

Leicester man scores for Chelsea, as he did for Arsenal last week. And they missed him yesterday; Leicester City 2 Chelsea 2 Heskey 10, Izzet pen 89 Wise 48, Sinclair og 90 Half-time: 1-0 Attendance: 21,068

Football: Chelsea set to sign pounds 3m Ambrosetti

FAR FROM resting on their laurels after beginning the season with two straight victories and seven goals without reply, Chelsea will today confirm the seriousness of their challenge in Europe and at home by paying Vicenza about pounds 3m for Gabriele Ambrosetti.

Football: Chelsea 3 Skonto Riga 0 - Sutton seals Chelsea flourish

HAVING WAITED 44 years longer than necessary to experience a European Cup tie, Stamford Bridge was kept in a state of frustration for another 80 minutes before seeing the goals that Chelsea needed to prepare for the next step. Skonto, champions of Latvia every season since the country regained its independence in 1991, were determined opponents who held out long after their left-back Andrejs Tereskinas was sent off with little more than half an hour played.

Football: Vialli wants to kill off Worthington Cup

AS CHELSEA prepare to sample the fine wine of the European Cup for the first time, Gianluca Vialli yesterday suggested doing away with the Worthington Cup. Not surprisingly, the sophisticated Italian, having experienced Europe's most revered football prize as a winning captain - with Juventus three years ago - has little taste for flat beer.

Football: Chelsea 4 Sunderland 0 - Chelsea jigsaw comes together

AS GIANFRANCO Zola eased his black Range Rover up the Fulham Road an hour after the end of Saturday's game, the lads standing in the sunshine outside All Bar One gave an affectionate cheer for the little Sardinian who had just proved that, at 33, his qualities retain every bit of their potency in the context of the Premiership. He had scored a typically cool goal, made another with a marvellously impish piece of skill, and created numerous other openings. These are things he might have done at any time since his arrival at Stamford Bridge almost three years ago, but now the context has changed and alongside Zola are two players whose contributions make the popular prediction of Chelsea's first championship victory since 1955 seem more realistic.

Football: Sunderland sunk by Poyet power

Chelsea 4

Football: Liverpool long for the good old days

The Premiership begins today and, with Europe distracting the favourites, a famous outsider is hoping to sneak home in front

Football: Vialli free to concentrate on one goal

Chelsea's manager, no longer playing, believes his side can end their 45-year title drought

Football: Wise man Vialli knows his onions

Chelsea 0 Bologna 0

Football: Sutton needs to wise up quickly

Chelsea 0 Bologna 0

Football: Chelsea threaten the red throne

After the year of the Treble, the Knighthood and the Wedding, it could be time for some blue blood
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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003
Barbara Woodward: Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with the growing economic superpower

Our woman in Beijing builds a new relationship

Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with growing economic power
Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer. But the only British soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross in Afghanistan has both

Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer

Beware of imitations, but the words of the soldier awarded the Victoria Cross were the real thing, says DJ Taylor
Alexander McQueen: The catwalk was a stage for the designer's astonishing and troubling vision

Alexander McQueen's astonishing vision

Ahead of a major retrospective, Alexander Fury talks to the collaborators who helped create the late designer's notorious spectacle
New BBC series savours half a century of food in Britain, from Vesta curries to nouvelle cuisine

Dinner through the decades

A new BBC series challenged Brandon Robshaw and his family to eat their way from the 1950s to the 1990s
Philippa Perry interview: The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course

Philippa Perry interview

The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef recreates the exoticism of the Indonesian stir-fry

Bill Granger's Indonesian stir-fry recipes

Our chef was inspired by the south-east Asian cuisine he encountered as a teenager
Chelsea vs Tottenham: Harry Kane was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope

Harry Kane interview

The striker was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope
The Last Word: For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?

Michael Calvin's Last Word

For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?