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

Drogba and Torres 'can play together'

Carlo Ancelotti yesterday denied that it would be a risk to return to a 4-4-2 formation for Chelsea's remaining games. Ancelotti played 4-4-2 after the arrival of Fernando Torres but recently reverted to 4-3-3, with some success. He said yesterday, though, that he was confident about pairing Torres and Didier Drogba together in future and may do so against Tottenham tomorrow. Chelsea need a win to maintain any hopes of a serious title challenge.

Cesc Fabregas rules out transfer to different English club

Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas insists he will not follow in the footsteps of fellow Spaniard Fernando Torres and join another English team if and when the time comes for him to leave the Gunners.

Roy Hodgson backs Fernando Torres to come good

West Brom boss Roy Hodgson has backed Fernando Torres to come good for Chelsea.

Daniel Sturridge targets Chelsea first team

On-loan Bolton striker striker Daniel Sturridge wants regular first-team football when he returns to Chelsea next season.

Damien Comolli impressed by Liverpool owners

Liverpool's director of football Damien Comolli believes the Fenway Sports Group have already laid the right foundations for success.

Chelsea tie with Manchester United is '50-50' says Fernando Torres

Fernando Torres believes Chelsea's Champions League quarter-final with Manchester United is too close to call.

Lucas Leiva praises atmosphere at Liverpool under Kenny Dalglish

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has praised the atmosphere at the club under manager Kenny Dalglish and urged his team-mates to push up the table in the Barclays Premier League run-in.

Damien Comolli expects 'busy summer' at Liverpool

Liverpool's new director of football Damien Comolli expects to have a busy summer as the club's owners step up the rebuilding process at Anfield.

Fernando Torres departure 'positive' claims Damien Comolli

Liverpool's newly-promoted director of football Damien Comolli insists the £50million departure of Fernando Torres to Chelsea in January lifted a cloud at the club.

Fernando Torres 'confident' of ending goal drought

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres believes "the goals will soon come" as he bids to break his scoring duck for his new team.

We're still in the fight, says Ivanovic

Chelsea's versatile defender believes victory over Manchester City can revive title hopes

Shevchenko backs Torres to come good

Andrei Shevchenko has offered his support to Chelsea striker Fernando Torres as he struggles to adapt to life at Stamford Bridge. Shevchenko, who failed to impress after his own £30m move to Chelsea, has told the Spaniard "to relax" and play his natural game in search of his first Chelsea goal.

Pique admits facing Crouch in semi-final would be a tall order

Barcelona might have to visit London twice if they are to lift the European Cup for the fourth time in the club's history. Should Barça beat Shakhtar Donetsk and Tottenham get past Real Madrid in the quarter-finals, then Peter Crouch could become Gerard Pique's problem in the semi-finals.

Fernando Torres plays down Chelsea goal drought

Fernando Torres shrugged off his latest goalless outing for Chelsea despite his drought extending to six matches.

Ancelotti: 'We must improve but we are strong enough to win it'

Carlo Ancelotti, the Chelsea manager, was simply relieved last night to have reached the last eight of the Champions League after the goalless draw with FC Copenhagen, on the anniversary of last year's elimination to Internazionale.

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