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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink completed his move to Middlesbrough and then warned the Barclays Premiership's defenders there are still plenty of goals left in his lethal boots.

Chelsea reach settlement with Ranieri

Chelsea finally brought the Claudio Ranieri era to a close yesterday when they reached a settlement over their former manager's departure which they described as "amicable".

Eriksson ditches the diamond in move to widen England options

Maybe it was right that Claudio Ranieri should have been succeeded by Sven Goran Eriksson. Even now, at the last possible moment before England fly to Portugal, the Swede was still tinkering.

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The former Chelsea chairman, Ken Bates, believes the club's owner, Roman Abramovich, has made the manager, Claudio Ranieri, suffer "the death of a thousand cuts" by not admitting whether he faces the sack this summer.

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It is more than 40 years since an English club overturned a two-goal first-leg lead in the European Cup, or Champions' League as it is now known. That is a measure of the task facing Chelsea against Monaco at Stamford Bridge tonight.

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Given the improbable comebacks achieved in the quarter-finals of this season's Champions' League Chelsea clearly have reason to believe they can overturn the 3-1 advantage Monaco gained in Tuesday's semi-final first-leg. It will, though, take an improvement of immeasurably greater discipline than the one they produced in Monte Carlo.

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