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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

McAuley gives West Brom first Chelsea win in 33 years

West Brom 1 Chelsea 0

FRANK LAMPARD: The Chelsea midfielder made a statement of intent with his superb display

AVB: Lamps still fighting for his place

Chelsea 3 Bolton Wanderers 0

Didier Drogba celebrates with captain Frank Lampard

Lampard's landmark return restores pride

Chelsea 3 Bolton Wanderers 0: Captain inspires Chelsea to victory with senior servants recalled to line-up

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Chelsea 3 Bolton 0

It is the first time since a 2006 friendly against Romania that a fully fit Torres has not been selected by Spain

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Fernando Torres' omission from the Spain squad for next month's friendly against Venezuela was the subject of considerable debate in today's Spanish newspapers.

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Man for man marking from the Stadio San Paolo

Napoli's Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani puts the hosts ahead with a goal which went in off his shoulder

Lavezzi's brilliance beguiles Chelsea

Napoli 3 Chelsea 1

Petr Cech scrambles but can't prevent Lavezzi scoring Napoli's third

Chelsea suffer after another defensive horror show

Napoli 3 Chelsea 1

Didier Drogba and Andre Villas-Boas are all smiles

Didier Drogba says Chelsea players must take responsibility

Didier Drogba stopped short of telling Chelsea to "man up" ahead of their Champions League clash at Napoli but called on his team-mates to take responsibility for getting their season back on track.

Andre Villas-Boas looks on as Chelsea train in Naples yesterday

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Drogba stands by his underfire manager for tough European challenge in brutal arena

Chelsea's manager, Andre Villas-Boas, looks on as his side are held to a 1-1 draw by Birmingham at Stamford Bridge

Andre Villas-Boas believes Chelsea can win Champions League

Andre Villas-Boas has insisted Chelsea have what it takes to win this season's Champions League, despite admitting they were "not good enough" to beat a depleted npower Championship side.

Chelsea's manager, Andre Villas-Boas, looks on as his side are held to a 1-1 draw by Birmingham at Stamford Bridge

Doyle's heroics leave Villas-Boas in limbo

Chelsea 1 Birmingham City 1: Outlook for the Chelsea manager is no brighter as crucial penalty save stops Premier League side in their tracks and earns an under-strength Birmingham a replay from a game notable for another Torres failure

Daniel Sturridge (R) scores during the English FA Cup 5th Round football match between Chelsea and Birmingham City

Sturridge rescues Chelsea from FA Cup disaster

Chelsea 1 Birmingham 1

Chinese whispers, but Drogba says he wants to stay at Chelsea

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba says he wants to stay at Stamford Bridge despite rumours of a move to China.

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