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A look ahead to this weekend's fixture at Upton Park

Chelsea need to sharpen up at both ends, admits Drogba

Didier Drogba has warned his Chelsea team-mates that they need to improve at both ends of the pitch if they are to retain their Premier League title. The champions ended the weekend in second place for the first time this season after yesterday's draw at Newcastle United, and have taken only four points from the last 15 on offer.

Kalou spares Chelsea blushes with equaliser

Newcastle 1 Chelsea 1

Ferdinand admits it took time to realise the perils of his life 'on the lash'

The England captain speaks out about the harmful effects of drinking

Hughes grows in stature to bring Carroll down to earth

Newcastle 0 Fulham 0

On-song Fulham keep Carroll quiet but still cannot score

Newcastle United 0 Fulham 0

Allardyce snares the points on St James' return

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Caroll must clean up act says Roeder

Former Newcastle manager Glenn Roeder has warned striker Andy Carroll he needs to improve his lifestyle if he wants to fulfil his potential.

Barton urges Capello to pick 'rogue' Carroll

A character reference from Joey Barton is perhaps not what Andy Carroll needs right at this moment as the Newcastle United striker presses his claims for inclusion in Fabio Capello's England squad to face France next week.

Carroll set for England call up

Andy Carroll is still in contention for England selection despite more allegations about the Newcastle striker's private life.

Footballer denies drugs claims

England prospect Andy Carroll has denied any wrongdoing after claims that cocaine was taken into team-mate Kevin Nolan's house.

Niall Quinn apologises to Sunderland fans

Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn and star striker Darren Bent today apologised to the club's fans over their derby day humiliation.

Tim Krul: 'People up here breathe Newcastle. It is one mad city'

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Bedtime stories and home by half past 10 – life at the Nolans for Andy Carroll

It's more Men Behaving Badly than Rising Damp.

Hughton warns Carroll over conduct

Chris Hughton, the Newcastle manager, has instructed striker Andy Carroll to concentrate on his football after he was fined for common assault.

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