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A look ahead to tonight's Premier League fixture at the Etihad Stadium

Match Report: Fernando Torres reverts to wasteful ways as Club World Cup crown slips away from Chelsea

Corinthians 1 Chelsea 0: The Copa Libertadores champions joined Barcelona as the only teams to win the tournament twice, after their first title in 2000

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Vincent del Bosque on Michu (pictured): 'Michu has long been performing at a high level and what he has accomplished in England is not easy'

Swansea striker Michu close to Spain call-up

Striker has been in sensational form

Rafael Benitez frustrated after Chelsea concede late goal

Monterrey scored a consolation in injury time

Rafael Benitez wants to be big in Japan – and in the Premier League title chase

Chelsea manager says Blues will soon be putting pressure on the Manchester clubs

John Terry scores the opener for Chelsea against Liverpool

Benitez still waits for first Chelsea goal as Torres's struggles go on

At times the game last night was so forgettable that even the militants at Stamford Bridge seemed to have forgotten that Roberto Di Matteo had been sacked and Rafael Benitez, below, installed as his successor.

Fernando Torres of Chelsea reacts after a missed shot on goal

Reunited with Rafa Benitez: Did Fernando Torres respond to his mentor?

If there was one man at Stamford Bridge who should have been thrilled to see Rafael Benitez arrive, it was Fernando Torres. He did not score yesterday but there was enough improvement to suggest he might well benefit from the management of his old mentor

Roberto Di Matteo

James Lawton: Shed no tears for Di Matteo but envy a man strong enough to keep his dignity

Few men in life or football appear less in need of such teary acclamation

New Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez will need to explain why he said 'I would never take that job'

Benitez expected to field questions about his unpopularity amongst Chelsea fans after controversial comments as Liverpool boss

'Blame me for this defeat,' said underfire Di Matteo

Roberto Di Matteo said that he had to shoulder the blame for Chelsea's 3-0 defeat to Juventus last night that leaves the club on the brink of elimination at the Champions League group stage next month.

Manager says players need to show belief in order to beat Juventus

Roberto Di Matteo insists Chelsea united despite dressing room bust-up

Manager says players need to show belief in order to beat Juventus tonight and keep European defence alive

Daniel Sturridge is ready to prove his worth for England

Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge is out to prove a point after season on sidelines

Striker is in line to start England friendly with Sweden despite a bit-part role at his club

Chelsea captain John Terry

Premier League: Chelsea v Liverpool match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at the Stamford Bridge

Suarez celebrates scoring his equaliser for Liverpool
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