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Mauricio Pochettino won the Manager of the Month award

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Lothar Matthaus pictured at the Bundesliga fixture between Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich

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German authorities classed the most capped player in Germany's history as 'deceased' after they couldn't get hold of him

Samuel Eto'o in action for Chelsea

Samuel Eto'o admits he must adapt to the Premier League after slow start at Chelsea

Former Barcelona striker moved to Stamford Bridge on a one-year deal during the summer

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was keen on signing Gonzalo Higuain during the summer - before he moved to Napoli

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Jose Mourinho speaks during a Chelsea press conference

Jose Mourinho to deploy under-21 side against Arsenal in the Capital One Cup with Chelsea set to meet Manchester City just two days earlier

Mourinho claims he has to prioritise the league and that the youth side will have 'a very good experience' in the Cup

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Chelsea vs Tottenham: Jose Mourinho refuses to comment on breakdown in friendship with Andre Villas-Boas ahead of London derby

Mourinho claims it is a personal matter and it will remain personal after the Spurs boss confirmed they are no longer friends

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Tottenham v Chelsea: Result will not be pivotal to final Premier League standings, says Andre Villas-Boas

The Spurs manager looks to play down the significance of the hotly anticipated encounter at White Hart Lane

GARY CAHILL: Along with Ivanovic had his hands full with Cardoza. Still had to make a saving tackle after Ivanovic’s goal. 6/10

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The Blues take on Tottenham this weekend

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Champions League: Jose Mourinho confident Chelsea will escape group despite defeat to Basle

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Coutinho picked up the injury in the 2-2 draw with Swansea

Liverpool confirms midfielder Philippe Coutinho has been ruled out until the end of October as he requires shoulder surgery in the wake of the 2-2 draw with Swansea

Coutinho was fouled by Swans captain Ashley Williams, forcing him to go off and he will have a procedure to have his AC joint stabilised

Ryan McLaughlin has been denied a European role by Uefa

Comment: Brilliant NextGen series sadly sidelined in favour of Uefa Youth Cup

Ryan McLaughlin has been denied a European role by Uefa

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