Manchester United v Chelsea, 21 May, Moscow: Abramovich endured the mother of all wedgies from the football gods and there was nothing he could do about it
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Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has bolstered his squad by signing Brazilian midfielder Mineiro until the end of the season.
As he continues his search for new players, Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger says he has no intention of going public and destabilising players – as Real Madrid have done with Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo.
Beware of Greeks bearing gifts, unless it happens to be the pitiful Olympiakos, who gave Chelsea a bona fide free ride into the Champions League quarter-finals last night. Avram Grant's team are now 60 games undefeated at home in all competitions over two years and few came easier than this stroll at Stamford Bridge.
A first home league win for Chelsea against Reading since 1929 which, given they have played each other only a couple of times in the intervening years, is not as startling a statistic as it sounds. No, the real impression last night was left by Avram Grant's side on the pitch with a performance rich in creativity – through a midfield triumvirate brilliantly marshalled by the indefatigable Claude Makelele – and intent.