24 April: Barcelona 2-2 Chelsea (agg 2-3); Champions League semi-final second leg
Harry Redknapp should be able to call on QPR captain Park Ji-sung for his first game in charge at Sunderland tomorrow.
Queens Park Rangers 1 Southampton 3
Stoke 1 Queens Park Rangers 0
Queens Park Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes has backed struggling manager Mark Hughes to turn around the club's fortunes after a 2-1 home loss to West Ham United left them rooted to the bottom of the Premier League.
Man for man marking from the Stadio San Paolo
Andre Villas-Boas admitted last night that Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole had disputed his controversial decision to leave them out the line-up for last night's 3-1 defeat to Napoli in the Champions League knockout round first leg.
Yes, we all know, don't we, of our duty to take the best of life and live philosophically with the rest? However, who is there with a reasonably balanced set of adult responses who is not sickened by the growth of tribal hatred in our football grounds?
There was a time when the Kop applauded the Leeds team when they confirmed their title
Chelsea were today charged over the behaviour of their players during their west London derby defeat at QPR.
Chelsea may have no manager but they are ploughing ahead with a serious overhaul of the playing staff, with up to five players leaving and five more coming in.
Captain calls on Chelsea players to pull together but fears 'disaster' of not qualifying for the Champions League
Jose Bosingwa admitted the money spent by English clubs in January was "crazy" but is nevertheless pleased with Chelsea's work in the transfer window.
Carlo Ancelotti has always admitted to a certain amnesia about Liverpool. "I don't remember. It was a difficult moment, for sure," he said on the eve of his first encounter with them as Chelsea manager 18 months back, when reminded of a certain night in Istanbul when the boys from the Mersey gave his Milan side an object lesson in how tactics can change the course of a game. "Difficult moments can be good and help you improve," Ancelotti also said of that 2005 Champions League final, though the evidence of the latest defeat to this doughty foe suggests he still has some learning to do where tactics are concerned.
Club plans to invest heavily in leading youngsters before Uefa rules come in