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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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