Sport David Moyes (left) prowls the technical area last night as Jose Mourinho takes notes

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

Blackburn owners talk chairman out of quitting over Allardyce dismissal

Venky's Group prevents long-serving Williams from walking away in protest at sacking of manager they pledged to support

World Cup Countdown: 01/06/2010

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Mikel happy to put disciplinary issues in the past

John Obi Mikel is convinced his bad-boy reputation has gone for good after two years without a red card to his name. Midfielder Mikel's early seasons at Stamford Bridge were blighted by four red cards – including one in the Carling Cup final victory over Arsenal in 2007 – and 27 yellow cards.

Lampard: United should fear us

Chelsea midfielder responds to Ferguson 'mind games' by predicting strong league finish

Portsmouth ask Grant to turn tide

Former Chelsea manager handed transfer funds to save Pompey from the drop

Transfer talk: Toffees in for Onuoha

They shoot...

Chelsea's Mikel banned for drink driving

Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel was banned from driving for 15 months today after he admitted drink-driving.

Essien still weeks from return as Chelsea enter crucial period

Ghana midfielder unlikely to be available soon despite appearance for reserves

Chelsea player faces drink-drive charge

Chelsea football star John Obi Mikel was arrested for suspected drink-driving, it emerged today.

Let's make showdown a special one, says Grant

Blues bidding to make glorious history to fulfil Roman conquest

Grant claims 'influenced' referees helped United

Avram Grant has fired the first shots in the battle of wills before next Wednesday's Champions League final by suggesting that Manchester United were helped by referees in their Premier League triumph this season. In a rare moment of controversy, the Chelsea manager said that some English referees had been subject to "influence" and that he was glad the final in Moscow would be refereed by a foreigner.

Chelsea have more to say on Evra fracas

The title race is not yet over and the Champions League final is 13 days away, but today the battle over what happened between Manchester United's players and Chelsea's groundstaff on 26 April at Stamford Bridge commences. Chelsea will file their report which, sources at the club say, includes more incidents involving United players than those which have already been reported.

Chelsea 2 Manchester United 1: Ballack puts race in balance

German does the double to keep Chelsea's title challenge alive as Ferguson rages at 'diabolical' penalty decision

Grant expects pressure to get to leaders if they lose today

Avram Grant is wary by nature. Chutzpah is in short supply. Not confident or gregarious, he prefers to do his work behind the scenes, mainly through his assiduous networking which has seen him rise without trace. Whispered conversations to movers-and-shakers have been his modus operandi for years. And so he was at his most comfortable yesterday when asked about when he first met Sir Alex Ferguson, rather than how he aimed to beat the most successful manager in modern club football.

Former Lyn director convicted of fraud over Mikel deal

The former Lyn director, Morgan Andersen, was yesterday convicted of fraud and making false accusations in a case that stemmed from a contract dispute over the Chelsea midfielder, John Obi Mikel.

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The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
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