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Oriol Romeu injury has left gap to fill
Given his past successes with Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and now Real, coupled with the notoriously short shelf-life of the coach's job at the Bernabeu, Mourinho's future is often the subject of speculation.
Borussia Dortmund entertain Real Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday with the Germans eager to take advantage of their injury-hit Spanish opponents by grabbing top spot in Group D.
Even the Premier League has not yet come up with the wheeze of having the name of players’ Twitter accounts on their shirts. The FA Women’s Super League beat them to that one in April this year ahead of the launch of their first summer competition and found a willing “digital ambassador” in Steph Houghton, the personable full-back of Arsenal Ladies.
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
Swansea City 1(Sinclair, 39)Chelsea 1 (Taylor, og 90)
Norwich 0 Chelsea 0
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.
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 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.
Chelsea were rocked last night by confirmation that Michael Essien will be out until next year after undergoing knee surgery.
Tottenham manager says Croatian is training hard and must sort his problem out with chairman himself
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.
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.
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 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.