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Sport Deco during his Chelsea days

The former Portugal international has retired since the positive test

Inter Milan intent on signing Chelsea duo

Italian champions Inter Milan are hopeful of soon signing Chelsea duo Deco and Ricardo Carvalho, club president Massimo Moratti said today.

Scolari tears into Chelsea slackers

Drogba among stars attacked for playing at 35 to 40 per cent capacity

'Misfit' Deco and disjointed middle worry Hollins

"Top of the table or bottom, Manchester United against Chelsea would always be a cracker," says John Hollins, who believes that today's meeting will live up to that tradition. If he has any concerns, it is on behalf of the club for which he played 592 games in exciting times in the Sixties, before three trickier seasons as managerin the Eighties.

Drogba gives Scolari selection dilemma

Didier Drogba is ready to make up for lost time in the Barclays Premier League, according to Chelsea coach Luiz Felipe Scolari.

Drogba and group therapy lift the Chelsea depression

Chelsea 2 CFR Cluj 1

Drogba set to return as Scolari feels the pressure

Chelsea manager prepared to gamble for decisive Champions League tie

Chelsea's away success gives Cluj clues

Bolton 0 Chelsea 2

Deco crowns Chelsea kings of the road

Bolton Wanderers 0 Chelsea 2: Bolton proves a happy hunting ground once again for Blues who beat top-flight record for successive away victories

Van Persie double stuns Chelsea

Chelsea 1 Arsenal 2

Kinnear adds heart to revival

Chelsea 0 Newcastle United 0

Scolari unfazed despite defeat

Chelsea coach Luiz Felipe Scolari insists one more win will be enough for his side to reach the knockout stages of the Champions League despite their 3-1 defeat by Roma.

Deco walks as Chelsea retreat in face of Roman onslaught

AS Roma 3 Chelsea 1

Lampard brings Hull back down to earth

Hull City 0 Chelsea 3

Liverpool storm the Bridge

Chelsea 0 Liverpool 1

Chelsea hit by double injury blow

Chelsea have suffered a double injury blow with Ricardo Carvalho ruled out for a month after damaging medial knee ligaments while his fellow Portuguese international Deco will be missing for the next two weeks after suffering a muscle tear in his thigh.

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