Chelsea's caretaker manager Roberto Di Matteo supervises training at Stamford Bridge yesterday

Di Matteo overshadowed by captain on eve of biggest test

Italian barely gets a word in as show is stolen by John Terry, who is confident Chelsea can keep European dream alive

Petr Cech scrambles but can't prevent Lavezzi scoring Napoli's third
Lampard was brought on a second-half sub

Lampard and Cole unhappy at omission

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.

Chelsea's manager, Andre Villas-Boas, looks on as his side are held to a 1-1 draw by Birmingham at Stamford Bridge

Doyle's heroics leave Villas-Boas in limbo

Chelsea 1 Birmingham City 1: Outlook for the Chelsea manager is no brighter as crucial penalty save stops Premier League side in their tracks and earns an under-strength Birmingham a replay from a game notable for another Torres failure

Chelsea's Ashley Cole brings down Nathan Dyer of Swansea to earn his second yellow card of the night at the Liberty Stadium

Villas-Boas forced on the defensive

Swansea City 1(Sinclair, 39)Chelsea 1 (Taylor, og 90)

Own goal leaves Swansea just short of landmark win

Swansea 1 Chelsea 1

Torres has not scored since October

Frustrating afternoon for Torres as Chelsea are held by Norwich

Norwich 0 Chelsea 0

Ghana's Asamoah Gyan is a major doubt for the African Cup of Nations as a result of a hamstring injury

Asamoah Gyan included in Ghana squad for the African Cup of Nations

Asamoah Gyan was included in Ghana's squad for the African Nations Cup finals after coach Goran Stevanovic decided his hamstring injury had recovered enough to be included, the country's football association announced today.

Bosingwa doubt for Blues

Chelsea may be without Jose Bosingwa for tomorrow night's make-or-break Champions League clash with Valencia.

Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien upbeat over recovery

Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien believes he is recovering well from his latest knee injury.

Oriol joins Chelsea from Barcelona

Chelsea today completed the £4.35million signing of Oriol Romeu from Barcelona on a four-year deal.

Andre Villas-Boas wants Chelsea to be 'untouchable'

Andre Villas-Boas has challenged his Chelsea squad to make themselves "untouchable" as he looks to deliver Champions League glory.

Villas-Boas takes backseat role and lets players drive Chelsea

No radical changes from the new manager in first game as he pledges to learn from established first-teamers

Chelsea closing on £5m Parker loan deal

Chelsea are optimistic about securing England midfielder Scott Parker on a year-long loan from West Ham United in a deal worth £5m.

West Ham will consider Scott Parker loan deal

West Ham co-owner David Sullivan insists the club have yet to receive an official approach for Scott Parker but would consider loaning the England international out for the season.

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