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Andre Villas-Boas backed Romelu Lukaku to become as big a Chelsea legend as Didier Drogba after the Belgium sensation completed his "dream" move to Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea lose Cech but may still get Modric

Successful management is about getting the big decisions right and Andre Villas-Boas is facing two critical ones this weekend. The easier may well be choosing which of his unheralded back-up goalkeepers will deputise for Petr Cech, who will be out for a month after sustaining medial ligament damage in training. The other judgement call is how strongly to push his boss, club owner Roman Abramovich, in the pursuit of Luka Modric.

Andre Villas-Boas unsure over new Luka Modric bid

Andre Villas-Boas today hinted Chelsea would not be held to ransom over Luka Modric as he continued to explore alternatives to the club's number one transfer target.

Romelu Lukaku completes 'dream move' to Chelsea

Teenage Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku declared it was a dream come true after completing his transfer to Chelsea from Anderlecht.

Cech backs 'settled' Torres to end struggle for goals

After seven months that have felt like seven long years to most Chelsea fans, the itch of Fernando Torres' dire form is finally being scratched, according to his team-mate Petr Cech.

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