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The 33-year-old set for a return to the Premier League from Fenerbahce

Birthdays: Tony Blair and Grame Souness – separated in the maternity ward?

Once a fine leader of men with a reputation for steamrolling opponents, he’s now reduced to occasional punditry appearances commenting on his successor’s flaws and weaknesses. But that’s enough about Graeme Souness, the former Liverpool and Rangers player and manager (b. 6/5/1953).

Fenerbahce players celebrate during the first leg

Europa League: Benfica v Fenerbahce match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Europa League fixture at the Estadio da Luz

Benfica's players attend a training session ahead of the semi-final

Europa League: Fenerbahce v Benfica match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Europa League semi-final first leg at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium

Andre Santos

Andre Santos claims to have only learnt how to be a full-back after move to Arsenal

The defender is currently out on loan at Gremio

46.	Ashley Cole - £17m

Europa League: Ashley Cole and Gary Cahill in Chelsea squad for semi-final against Basle

The pair have travelled to Switzerland

Rafa Benitez was once the master of beating Chelsea in semi-finals, like in 2005 against Jose Mourinho’s men. Now he must lead them through the last four of the FA Cup and Europa League

FA Cup semi-finals: Rafa Benitez senses cup glory but keeps Chelsea's champagne on ice

Manager seeks a happy ending with a trophy win for his troubled time at Stamford Bridge

The Europa League trophy

Europa League draw: Chelsea face Basel in semi-final

Blues beat Rubin Kazan on aggregate to reach last four

Moreno of Benfica scores the equaliser against Newcastle in the first leg

Europa League: Newcastle v Benfica match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Europa League quarter-final second leg at St James' Park

Rooney has been named among the substitutes

Manchester United v Real Madrid: Wayne Rooney dropped for Champions League tie

Nani preferred for crucial tie at Old Trafford

Wayne Rooney and Tom Cleverley clash during training

Wayne Rooney 'ready for the battle' despite rumours he could be dropped for Real Madrid clash

Manchester United striker played 90 minutes at the weekend while others were rested

In Brief: Santos heads home on loan; Davies back at Forest; Diouf abuse case reopens at Millwall

Arsenal left-back Andre Santos has moved back to Brazil on loan at Gremio until the end of the season.

Nicolas Anelka

Nicolas Anelka completes switch to Juventus

Former Chelsea striker ends spell with Chinese outfit Shanghai Shenhua

Davids Moyes with an FA Cup mascot

Round-up: David Moyes says Everton need to hold on to John Heitinga

John Heitinga came back from beyond the Everton fringe to help them win them an FA Cup fourth-round tie they hardly deserved.

Tomorrow’s encounter really does feel like a symmetrical Robin van Persie versus Luis Suarez shoot-out

Ian Herbert: Liverpool mistaken to take moral high ground over 'diver' Luis Suarez

Alex Ferguson will not discuss individuals in public, 'the players know that'

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