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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

Sunderland's Beninese forward Stéphane Sessègnon has proved a bargain since his £6.7m move from PSG in January 2011

Sessègnon: Benin's shy icon living on Wearside

Sunderland forward who is excited about Sunday's derby tells Martin Hardy of his responsibilities to his west African homeland

John Terry applauds the Chelsea fans

Fan's eye view: Chelsea fans won't be calling for Terry's head

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Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard is still part of my Chelsea plan, says Roberto Di Matteo

Chelsea midfielder set to start tonight after being left out of team for Stoke and Arsenal

Roberto Di Matteo congratulates Oscar after the Brazilian’s two goals against Juventus last night

Roberto Di Matteo wants Chelsea to 'move on' from the Didier Drogba era

Roberto Di Matteo today challenged Chelsea to prove they could “move on” from the Didier Drogba era in tomorrow's clash at Arsenal.

Romelu Lukaku: The teenager says he will 'never forgive' AVB for not selecting him

Andre Villas-Boas plays it cool as Romelu Lukaku looks for revenge

When Andre Villas-Boas studies the West Bromwich Albion team sheet today, he will be only too aware that there is one player itching to prove a point to him. Romelu Lukaku.

Shinji Kagawa is congratulated by his team mates

Shinji Kagawa scores winner for Manchester United in pre-season friendly

Shinji Kagawa scored his first goal for Manchester United as the Red Devils picked up the Chevrolet China Cup after a 1-0 victory over Shanghai Shenhua.

Shanghai Shenhua to play Manchester United

Manchester United have confirmed a friendly against Chinese Super League outfit Shanghai Shenhua on July 25.

Wembley Wonders: John Terry and Frank Lampard hold the FA Cup aloft after their 2-1 win against Liverpool

Drogba is hero and history man

Wembley specialists revel in striker's exploits as officials face trial by camera again over disputed goal

Fernando Torres celebrates his hat-trick

Fernando Torres revival gathers pace as Chelsea rout QPR

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Torres is congratulated by Raul Meireles after his second goal at Stamford Bridge today

Di Matteo's faith puts Torres back on track

No goals for 150 days, then two in 17 minutes. Even London bus passengers do not experience periods of drought and plenty to the extremes Fernando Torres has since joining Chelsea 14 months ago.

Juan Mata celebrates scoring Chelsea's first goal

Life after AVB gets off to good start for Chelsea with Cup win

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Roman sacks AVB then reads the riot act to players

Roman Abramovich told Chelsea's squad what he expected of them in a private meeting at the club's training ground yesterday, just minutes after he had personally sacked Andre Villas-Boas, who finally paid the price for the team's desperate run of form.

Following Chelsea's latest results, Abramovich sacks Andre Villas-Boas

Roman sacks AVB then reads the riot act to players

Roman Abramovich told Chelsea's playing squad what he expected of them in a private meeting at the club's training ground yesterday just minutes after he had personally sacked Andre Villas-Boas, who finally paid the price for the team's desperate run of form.

Jose Mourinho’s previous two clubs, Chelsea and Inter, are struggling

Nick Clark: We need the Special One back. But please, not Benitez

Fan's view: If Rafa is appointed, he may be reshaping the team to a half-empty Bridge

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