Kalou rides to rescue and frustrates dominant Everton

Everton 1 Chelsea 1

No progress on Steven Pienaar's Chelsea switch

Steven Pienaar was no closer to joining Tottenham or Chelsea today, with neither club having thrashed out a deal to sign the Everton midfielder.

FA in talks over home internationals revival

The Football Association are in talks over a move to revive the home international tournament.

England to play Ghana at Wembley

England will meet Ghana in a senior international for the first time in a friendly clash at Wembley on March 29, the Football Association announced today.

Ancelotti makes light of one-man Chelsea protest

The writing is on the wall for Carlo Ancelotti, or more precisely on the sheet. A disgruntled Chelsea fan made a couple of protest banners out of two bed sheets and planted them opposite the entrance to Chelsea's Surrey training ground yesterday.

Pardew excited by 'frightening' energy and power of Tioté

Alan Pardew will unleash his own version of Michael Essien on his former club West Ham tonight, confident there is much more to come. The Newcastle manager has been hugely impressed by the Ivory Coast international Cheik Tioté during his time at St James' Park to date, and believes the midfielder has what it will take to do for the Magpies what Ghana counterpart Essien does for Chelsea.

Malouda lifts cloud hanging over Ancelotti

Chelsea 1 Bolton Wanderers 0

Lampard is passed fit to start against United

Frank Lampard took the final steps on the road back to starting his first game of the season for Chelsea since August when he came through a 60-minute training ground practice match unscathed yesterday and is ready to start against Manchester United on Sunday.

Ancelotti blames Chelsea's slump on a lack of desire

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti yesterday confessed his players had not shown enough desire to win during their recent slump. Ancelotti is ready to welcome back captain John Terry and Michael Essien for today's home game against Everton, a match he describes as the "most important game of the season".

Returning John Terry demands more from Chelsea

Chelsea captain John Terry will return to action against Everton tomorrow as the champions seek to end a run of three league games without a win.

Ancelotti expects Terry to be fit to face Everton

The Chelsea captain John Terry is in line for a return to the first team against Everton on Saturday after taking part in training this week.

Ancelotti insists that Abramovich is happy

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has moved to repair his strained relationship with Carlo Ancelotti.

Ancelotti 'just a technician' as Bowyer adds to Chelsea's woes

Birmingham City 1 Chelsea 0

John Terry to see specialists over injury

John Terry will continue to see "various specialists" to resolve his long-term nerve injury, Chelsea today confirmed.

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