Sport Carlo Ancelotti has admitted he

Ancelotti, who led the Blues to a Premier League and FA Cup double in 2010, also admits he left out Didier Drogba for a match after he arrived 30 minutes late

Frustrated Chelsea held to a draw by Stoke

Stoke 0 Chelsea 0

Torres injury means no headache for Villas-Boas

Chelsea's new manager knows that Drogba is just the man up front for Stoke

Chelsea open to further arrivals at Stamford Bridge

Andre Villas-Boas has revealed there could still be comings and goings at Chelsea before the transfer window closes.

John Terry reveals comparisons between Andre Villas-Boas and Jose Mourinho

John Terry has admitted new Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas cannot avoid comparisons with Jose Mourinho - even from his own players.

Cristiano Ronaldo ranked 'world's most popular footballer'

Football players have been ranked according to their social media status and their fame across the social media world.

Romelu Lukaku set to complete Chelsea move

Romelu Lukaku is set to become a Chelsea player this week after the Anderlecht striker underwent a medical with the club.

Romelu Lukaku arrives for Chelsea medical

Belgium international Romelu Lukaku arrived at St Pancras station ahead of his medical at Chelsea.

Sturridge stakes his claim for Chelsea slot

Rangers 1 Chelsea 3: Rangers provide early shock before striker impresses Villas-Boas with brace

Possible Chelsea move holds no fears for Lukaku

Anderlecht striker Romelu Lukaku is convinced he is good enough to become a regular at Chelsea if he finally completes his protracted move to Stamford Bridge.

Sturridge to stay put now he's been given his freedom

Daniel Sturridge is likely to stay at Stamford Bridge rather than seek first-team football elsewhere this season. Bolton, who took Sturridge on loan in January, had been hoping for a further six-month deal to keep the 21-year-old striker at the Reebok Stadium.

McEachran will give us fresh legs, says Villas-Boas

Andre Villas-Boas has rejected suggestions from Sir Alex Ferguson that his inheritance of an ageing squad and his refusal to do quick transfer business will hamper his start as Chelsea's manager.

'Competition for my place? I've seen it all before,' says Drogba

Chelsea's oldest player in no mood to give up his claim on leading striker role at Bridge

Fernando Torres form will not be an issue insists Andre Villas-Boas

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has vowed not to become obsessed by Fernando Torres' form this season.

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