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Jose Mourinho and Ashley Cole

Jose Mourinho says Ashley Cole will not play for Chelsea this weekend after the left-back attended Arsenal's Christmas party

The Chelsea left-back will not play this weekend following his night out

Transfer news: Chelsea lead race for Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia - reports

Blues set to beat Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham in battle for centre-back

Transfer news: Chelsea look to pip Arsenal and Manchester United to Andrea Ranocchia signing

Stamford Bridge outfit could take Italian international away from the San Siro

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho watches on from the bench

Jose Mourinho highlights importance of entire squad for hectic upcoming schedule

Manager maintains every one of his Chelsea squad will have an important role to play

David Luiz has been out of favour at Chelsea and linked with a move to Bayern Munich or Barcelona

Jose Mourinho insists David Luiz remains in his Chelsea plans

Jose Mourinho will keep faith with David Luiz despite persistent rumours of a January move away from Chelsea for the maverick Brazil defender.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has admitted his concern with his misfiring strikers in the Premier League this season

Chelsea v Crystal Palace: Jose Mourinho admits his concern with misfiring strikers but defensive frailties are also a major concern

Chelsea's three strikers have scored just five goals between them in the Premier League but the defence has leaked six goals in their last two league games

Manchester City’s central defender Vincent Kompany

Chelsea v Steaua Bucharest: David Luiz and Oscar return to training and could play in Champions League game

The pair could be in line to make appearance at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho reacts during his side's 3-1 win over Southampton

Sunderland v Chelsea: Jose Mourinho claims the next two months could decide who competes for the Premier League title

Mourinho feels that the run of games through December and January will be crucial in the race for the title, and confirms that neither David Luiz or Oscar will feature against the Black Cats

Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o celebrates after scoring against Schalke

Basel v Chelsea: Champions League match preview

A look ahead to this week’s Champions League match in Switzerland

Jose Mourinho said he shaved his own head to save money

Champions League - Basel v Chelsea: Jose Mourinho warns only the brave survive Christmas

The Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, has laid down a challenge to his club’s title rivals by insisting the busy fixture list leading up to the new year will be the survival of the fittest.

Brazil's Luiz Gustavo poses for pictures during the presentation of the new Brazil kit for the 2014 Fifa World Cup

The kit of future World Cup winners? Brazil launch strip for home World Cup

As the new strip is unveiled, Luiz Felipe Scolari says it's missing something

Neymar with David Beckham

Brazil star Neymar meets David Beckham at Miami Heat game

Premier League stars David Luiz and Willian were also in attendance at the basketball match

Nemanja Vidic tangles with Shakhtar’s Douglas

Shakhtar Donetsk 1 Manchester United 1 match report: David Moyes makes his point by going back to basics

That United should have led for nearly an hour and not walked away with a win created a sense of dejection, but it was the first point an English side has taken from Donetsk in the Champions League

Ramires beats the keeper to give Chelsea the lead
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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
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The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
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Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

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Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links