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Video: Jack de Menezes and Tom Sheen look ahead to the game between Schalke and Chelsea in Group G

Jose Mourinho pictured after the defeat to Sunderland

Jose Mourinho reveals frustration at lack of goals from Chelsea following defeat to Sunderland

The Blues missed a host of chances before seeing Sunderland come back to win their Capital One Cup quarter-final

Transfer news: Arsenal and Manchester United delay making moves for Angel Di Maria

No offers yet for Argentine winger according to Real Madrid president

Eden Hazard celebrates scoring his penalty
Ki Sung-Yong of Sunderland celebrates scoring the winning goal

Sunderland 2 Chelsea 1 match report: Jose Mourinho out of Capital One Cup following extra-time strike from Ki Sung-yueng

Chelsea manager's priority is Monday’s trip to the Emirates in the Premier League as he makes eight changes to his side for Cup tie

Branislav Ivanovic clears the ball during Chelsea's 2-1 win over Crystal Palace

Capital One Cup: Sunderland v Chelsea match preview

A look ahead to Tuesday’s League Cup fixture at The Stadium of Light

Transfer news: Chelsea close in on Inter Milan midfielder Fredy Guarin

Colombian star could be on his way to Stamford Bridge this January

Transfer news: Chelsea look to pip Arsenal and Manchester United to Andrea Ranocchia signing

Stamford Bridge outfit could take Italian international away from the San Siro

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho watches on from the bench

Jose Mourinho highlights importance of entire squad for hectic upcoming schedule

Manager maintains every one of his Chelsea squad will have an important role to play

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas wants to finish the Europa League Group Stages with six wins from six as they take on Anzhi Makhachkala

Andre Villas-Boas sacked by Tottenham: Factfile of the former Chelsea and Porto manager

The Portuguese manager has parted company with Spurs

Chelsea midfielder Ramires celebrates scoring the iwnner against Crystal Palace

Chelsea 2 Crystal Palace 1 match report: Ramires saves Blues from famous Palace coup

Chelsea recover from defeat to Stoke last week to record nervy victory over valiant Palace

David Luiz has been out of favour at Chelsea and linked with a move to Bayern Munich or Barcelona

Jose Mourinho insists David Luiz remains in his Chelsea plans

Jose Mourinho will keep faith with David Luiz despite persistent rumours of a January move away from Chelsea for the maverick Brazil defender.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has admitted his concern with his misfiring strikers in the Premier League this season

Chelsea v Crystal Palace: Jose Mourinho admits his concern with misfiring strikers but defensive frailties are also a major concern

Chelsea's three strikers have scored just five goals between them in the Premier League but the defence has leaked six goals in their last two league games

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho watches on from the bench

Chelsea v Steaua Bucharest: Jose Mourinho admits his side still have some 'growing up' to do after frustrating performance

Chelsea top their Champions League group, but remain far from convincing

Demba Ba (right) gets the final touch in a tussle with Steaua’s Daniel Georgievski to give Chelsea an early lead

Chelsea 1 Steaua Bucharest 0 match report: Demba Ba helps Chelsea cling on to top group but they again operate without a safety net

Demba Ba scores via a scuff off his shin, but it was not the victory that manager Jose Mourinho wanted

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is reported to have turned down the chance to open talks over a new contract

Transfer news: Wayne Rooney sparks Manchester United exit rumours after rejecting new contract talks - reports

Chelsea made two offers for the striker in the summer while there is also interest from Real Madrid and Arsenal, with reports suggesting that he has turned down the chance to negotiate an extension

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