Chelsea rocked by severity of Michael Essien injury

Chelsea were rocked last night by confirmation that Michael Essien will be out until next year after undergoing knee surgery.

Chelsea's £22m offer for Modric is ridiculous, says Redknapp

Tottenham manager says Croatian is training hard and must sort his problem out with chairman himself

Chelsea hit by Essien blow on first day back

Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has suffered a serious injury to his right knee during pre-season training.

Ian Wright critical of Arsenal transfer policy

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has compared the transfer situation at the club to "a house of cards" and has called on manager Arsene Wenger to make some big-name signings to bring it to a halt.

Santos: Neymar price has been met

Chelsea remain in the hunt to sign the Brazilian teenage sensation Neymar, amid claims from Santos yesterday that five European clubs have met his contract's €45m (£40m) buy-out clause.

Luka Modric would be excellent Chelsea signing says Ray Wilkins

Luka Modric would be a perfect addition to the Chelsea squad if they manage to sign the Croatia midfielder from Tottenham, according to the Blues' former assistant manager Ray Wilkins.

Harry Redknapp slams Chelsea bid for Luka Modric as 'ridiculous'

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has branded Chelsea's £22million bid to sign Luka Modric as "ridiculous" and insisted that his midfield star will not be leaving the club this summer.

Newcastle leave Cheick Tiote out fearing suspension

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has reluctantly left midfielder Cheick Tiote to sulk his way through the final weeks of the season after deciding not to risk another ban.

Terry warns United: We will be coming after you next season

John Terry has warned Manchester United that Chelsea are already committed to regaining the Premier League title next season after all but surrendering it this year.

John Terry flummoxed by Chelsea performance

John Terry was at a loss to explain Chelsea's abject first-half performance after their dream of the greatest comeback in Barclays Premier League title history was crushed by Manchester United.

Ramires doubtful for Tottenham game

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti could face a midfield quandary for Saturday's visit of Tottenham Hotspur, with Ramires yet to return to training following his hamstring injury.

Ancelotti focused on Wembley, not revenge

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti yesterday claimed beating Manchester United in the Champions League quarter-final would not constitute revenge for the club following their defeat on penalties in the all-English final of 2008.

Wasteful Chelsea reach quarter-finals despite stalemate

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Out of favour or saved for City? Either way Torres to be on bench

Striker to be made to wait for first Chelsea goal with Ancelotti set to play Drogba in Copenhagen tie

Outside the Box: Great lost hope Jeffers sinks without trace down the Well

Francis Jeffers, who has just joined his ninth club in 10 years – Motherwell – has to go down as one of the great lost hopes of English football.

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