Claudio Ranieri

Unaffected by England talk, Chelsea's rock was as solid as ever for

Fabio Capello may have become a John Terry fan again, but those Chelsea supporters sitting in the Matthew Harding stand at Stamford Bridge have never lost faith in their man. Capello is to reinstate Terry as England captain for next week's game against Wales, but to many Chelsea supporters he should never have lost the job in the first place.

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Ancelotti wants youth to expand Roman's empire

Chelsea return tonight to the Pod Dubnom Stadium where Roman Abramovich's Russian revolution began seven and a bit years ago. Back in 2003 Claudio Ranieri's hastily compiled team completed a 2-0 victory over MSK Zilina in the first leg of a Champions League qualifier, a game in Slovakia which marked the dawning of the club's Roman empire.