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Simon Rice and Tom Sheen preview Chelsea's game against Sporting Lisbon, knowing they are already through to the next round

Mourinho has questioned the number of foreign managers in the UK, admitting he was part of the problem

We need more British bosses, says Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho

Portuguese hits out at high number of foreign managers in Premier League

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has backed Sepp Blatter in his criticism of players who dive

Sepp Blatter gets support for his criticism of players diving from Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini

Pellegrini admits that players are constantly 'cheating' and making it difficult for referees

Jose Mourinho and Juan Mata avoid making eye contact after the latter is substituted during the 3-0 victory over Southampton

Transfer news: Jose Mourinho confirms there have been no offers for Juan Mata and he wants the Spaniard to stay at Chelsea

Mata reacted angrily to being substituted in the 3-0 win over Southampton and reports link him with a move to the likes of PSG, Inter, Manchester United and Napoli

Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has been valued at £25m by his club if any potential January transfer is to be completed

Transfer news: Chelsea want £25m for Kevin De Bruyne from Wolfsburg

Jose Mourinho reveals the Blues have been contacted about the striker

Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain was reportedly the subject of a £50m offer from Chelsea

Transfer news: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho admits he 'can't get' Gonzalo Higuain amid reports of £50m bid for Napoli striker

Chelsea's current strikers have failed to produce the goals required to fire them to the top of the Premier League so far this season, with speculation claiming that they launched a staggering bid for the Argentinian

Jose Mourinho and Juan Mata avoid making eye contact after the latter is substituted during the 3-0 victory over Southampton

Transfer news: Juan Mata offered way out of Chelsea by Rafa Benitez and Napoli with £20m bid - reports

The Spain international was visibly frustrated at being taking off in Chelsea's recent victory over Southampton

The Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, may have ulterior motives in singing the praises of Manchester City

Jose Mourinho disagrees with Paul Lambert and says FA Cup retains a 'special meaning'

The Chelsea manager is not of the same opinion as his Aston Villa counterpart

Esteban Cambiasso

Transfer news: Chelsea and Manchester United on alert after Esteban Cambiasso contract talks break down at Inter Milan

The Inter Milan midfielder may be allowed to leave this month with his contract due to expire at the end of the season

Chelsea attacking midfielder Willian has drawn praise from his teammate Petr Cech who claims he is only going to get better

FA Cup: Derby County v Chelsea match preview

A look ahead to Sunday’s FA Cup third round tie at the iPro Stadium

Chelsea attacking midfielder Willian has drawn praise from his teammate Petr Cech who claims he is only going to get better

Willian is only going to get better warns Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech

Willian has pushed Juan Mata out of the starting line-up and his performances of late have stood out among a hugely talented Blues squad

Juan Mata, second left, was Chelsea's player of the year twice in a row before the return of Jose Mourinho

Transfer news: Juan Mata agent seeks assurances Chelsea player won't be sold during January window

Spaniard was Chelsea’s player of the year twice in a row before the return of  Jose Mourinho

Chelsea midfielder Oscar was booked for this dive

Watch out Oscar, Ashley Young and Luis Suarez - Fifa president Sepp Blatter talks tough on diving

There has been a recent spate of high profile play acting

Jose Mourinho and Juan Mata avoid making eye contact after the latter is substituted during the 3-0 victory over Southampton

Transfer news: Unhappy Juan Mata could be offered Chelsea exit with PSG prepared to make £30m offer

The Spaniard was furious with Jose Mourinho's decision to substitute him during the win over Southampton and PSG could return for his signature having failed in the summer

David Luiz has been linked with a move to Barcelona after he claimed to turn down a transfer in the summer

Transfer news: Barcelona make fresh enquiry for Chelsea defender David Luiz as Blues eye Kurt Zouma move - reports

Luiz claimed he turned down a move to the Nou Camp in the summer transfer window but Chelsea are believed to be prepared to let the Brazilian move on if the right fee is offered

Jose Mourinho and Juan Mata avoid making eye contact after the latter is substituted during the 3-0 victory over Southampton

Transfer news: Juan Mata would be replaced if he left in January, says Jose Mourinho

The Spaniard did not take his 53rd minute substitution well although Mourinho has stressed that he wants to keep the attacking midfielder

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