Ancelotti urges Chelsea not to get complacent

Carlo Ancelotti has warned his Chelsea side they must not become complacent despite restoring their five-point lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League with a resounding 3-0 win at Arsenal.

Henry not expecting Ireland revenge

France striker Thierry Henry does not believe the Republic of Ireland will take to the field at the Stade de France this evening intent on revenge.

Diarra hits out at Ireland

France midfielder Lassana Diarra has accused the Republic of Ireland's players of "making up stories" following the altercation at the end of the World Cup play-off first leg in Dublin on Saturday night.

Deal for Ireland's play-off rights to go to wire

Fears that fans of the Republic of Ireland will face a television blackout of tomorrow's decisive World Cup qualifying match against France were played down last night by broadcasting sources, who said that an 11th-hour deal is "the most probable outcome".

Trapattoni: Eire's World Cup dream 'alive'

Giovanni Trapattoni will send the Republic of Ireland into a do-or-die battle with France in Paris confident their World Cup dream is still alive.

Cahill will not be leaving in January, says Megson

Bolton manager warns off any prospective purchasers for highly rated centre-half

Drogba appreciates life at Chelsea

Didier Drogba seems to have spent most of his five years as a Chelsea player wishing he was somewhere else. His belligerent presence up front has often been undermined by his predilection for the 'grass is greener' mentality.

Ronaldo exit gives Chelsea chance says Anelka

Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka is hopeful his side will have the measure of Manchester United this season now Cristiano Ronaldo is no longer at Old Trafford.

Allardyce plotting Van Nistelrooy 'coup'

Sam Allardyce has revealed he would like to bring Ruud van Nistelrooy to Ewood Park from Real Madrid as he seeks to replace Roque Santa Cruz. However, the Blackburn Rovers manager will not move for Michael Owen because he, like Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan, considers him injury-prone.

Ian Herbert: £80m is good business for Manchester United

Manchester United have decided that £80m coming in for Cristiano Ronaldo, a player whose increasingly individualistic streak was hindering their team ethos more than helping it, represents an excellent piece of business. There are few United fans who will argue with that logic.

Fletcher will miss out after referee stands by semi-final red card

Referee Roberto Rosetti stands by his decision to send off Manchester United's Darren Fletcher in the Champions League semi-final, second leg against Arsenal on the grounds that the Scotsman denied Cesc Fabregas a clear goalscoring opportunity.

Anelka injury hits another nail into Chelsea title hopes

Chelsea, still digesting their missed opportunity at the weekend to close the gap on Manchester United, saw their title challenge further undermined yesterday with the news that Nicolas Anelka will be out of action for around three weeks.

Hiddink makes Drogba 'positioning' clear

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Golden Guus gets off to a flier

There are no divisions in my squad, insists new Chelsea manager as Anelka goal lifts Blues above Villa into third place

Scolari tells stars to 'play with love for Chelsea'

If Chelsea does not quite yet resemble a sinking ship, Luiz Felipe Scolari yesterday told his players he was more than happy for them to make like rats, if they so desired.

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