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

Poor old Fernando Torres is forced to warm the bench yet again at Wigan

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Fernando Torres has scored just three goals since joining last January

Chelsea not planning to buy striker insists Andre Villas-Boas

Andre Villas-Boas has claimed Chelsea have no plans to sign a striker, despite the prospect of losing Nicolas Anelka, Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou in January.

Kenny Dalslish: Left out three of his main signings for last Sunday's 2-1 victory at Chelsea

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish open to arrivals in January

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is keeping his options open when it comes to strengthening his squad in the transfer window.

Didier Drogba scores one of his two goals against Valencia on Tuesday

Drogba to leave unless Chelsea improve offer

Didier Drogba remains confident he can play at the highest level for at least two more years, though the reluctance of Chelsea's hierarchy to hand the Ivorian anything more than a 12-month extension to his contract is likely to mean the 33-year-old will be forced to leave the club this summer if he is to do so.

Fernando Torres celebrates with Raul Meireles after scoring his first goal of the game

Kenny Dalglish not fazed by ex-Liverpool players in Chelsea line-up

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish will focus on his own players and not those of Chelsea - who include some familiar faces - ahead of their meeting on Sunday.

Fernando Torres: 'The Liverpool fans have only heard that which the club let them hear, and they do not know the real story behind the move (to Chelsea)'

Torres: Liverpool fans don't know truth

Fernando Torres, the Chelsea striker, insists he bears no grudges towards those Liverpool fans he expects to abuse him when his new side host his old on Sunday, claiming the Anfield public which once adored him does not know the truth behind his £50m move to Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea sign Raul Meireles from Liverpool

Chelsea tonight succeeded in another last-gasp raid of Liverpool after completing the signing of Raul Meireles with minutes of the transfer window remaining.

Liverpool owners want to restore 'lustre' says chairman Tom Werner

Liverpool chairman Tom Werner insists owners Fenway Sports Group are working hard to restore the "lustre" of the club and they are prepared to continue investing in players to achieve that.

Outside Edge: Progress in leaps and bounds

Let's hear it for the girls. After last week's first all-female race meeting in Carlisle, the cause of women's sport was further advanced – or maybe not — by the introduction of the Basketball Lingerie League in Los Angeles, in which competitors play in their pants and bras.

Fernando Torres form will not be an issue insists Andre Villas-Boas

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has vowed not to become obsessed by Fernando Torres' form this season.

Fernando Torres scores in Andre Villas-Boas' first Chelsea win

Yossi Benayoun and Fernando Torres were on the scoresheet as Chelsea opened their pre-season campaign with a 3-0 win over Wycombe last night.

Tevez: I want to leave City

Striker demands transfer from Eastlands but club insist they will not sell for less than £40m

Kalou fails to give backing to Ancelotti

Salomon Kalou has become the first Chelsea player to hint at a public dissatisfaction with Carlo Ancelotti as the club's Italian manager waits to hear his fate at the end of the season.

Hughes praise for Dalglish as Fulham face a tough task to stall Liverpool

Liverpool play at Fulham this evening, hoping to maintain their upward momentum in the Premier League. One of the form teams of recent months, Liverpool have moved within one point of fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur, from a nadir of 13th place in January. The Fulham manager, Mark Hughes, admits that his team, despite their own good form, will face a "difficult challenge" tonight.

City's £50m price tag on Tevez shows willingness to sell talisman

Manchester City are not willing to contemplate letting Carlos Tevez go for less than £50m this summer, despite the potentially disruptive consequences of him being forced to stay at the club against his will.

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