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Jose Mourinho has given the Brazilian midfielder Willian his Chelsea debut in the side to face Basle in the Champions League tonight, kick-off 7.45pm, the Portuguese coach’s return to the competition in his second spell at the club.

Bayern Munich 2 Chelsea 2 (aet; Bayern win 5-4 on penalties) match report: Bayern's Super Cup revenge from the spot cruel on 10-man Chelsea

Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich twice came from behind to beat Jose Mourinho's 10-man Chelsea and win the European Super Cup in a penalty shootout at the Stadion Eden in Prague.

David de Gea backed to continue progress at Manchester United

Dave Beasant is expecting much from the young Spaniard

Peter Cech, Mark Schwarzer, Henrique Hilario and Jamal Blackman warm-up

Henrique Hilario signs new one-year contract with Chelsea

Goalkeeper looked set to be released

Branislav Ivanovic reacts after being bitten by Luis Suarez

Transfer news: Branislav Ivanovic open to Chelsea signing Luis Suarez - despite being bitten by the Liverpool striker

The Blues have been linked with a move for the unsettled Uruguay striker

Mark Schwarzer joins from local rivals Fulham

Chelsea net goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer from west London rivals Fulham

Chelsea have signed former Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer on a free transfer. The 40-year-old Australian, who left Fulham at the end of last season after five years at Craven Cottage, has signed a one-year contract.

Arjen Robben celebrates winning the Champions League

Arjen Robben: I have nothing left to prove at club level

Bayern star says his place in history books is assured after firing side to European Cup

Fernando Torres put Chelsea in front inside five minutes with a fine lob to put Chelsea on course

Europa League: Fernando Torres says chance of silverware is keeping spirits high at Chelsea

The Blues take on Basel in the semi-final first leg on Thursday

Fernando Torres complains after getting a bloody nose
Michael Carrick: Wonderful defence-splitting ball for the first goal, showing why he has been so important for United this season. 7

Michael Carrick eager to avoid drama in FA Cup replay between Manchester United and Chelsea

The two sides must meet again after 2-2 draw at Old Trafford

Paul Scholes pictured training alongside Robin van Persie and Nemanja Vidic

Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes ruled out for a further fortnight

The veteran missed the midweek Champions League game against Real Madrid

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is congratulated for scoring in the 2-2 draw with Brentford

Chelsea comeback shows support for Rafael Benitez among squad says Gary Cahill

Chelsea came back to draw with Brentford on Sunday

Southampton midfielder Jason Puncheon celebrates scoring the equaliser
Fernando Torres and Demba Ba

Fernando Torres was sick during Swansea defeat claims Rafael Benitez

Striker was booed by Chelsea fans following awful display

'Toxic' Chelsea fans turn on each other over Torres

Chelsea fans groups warned yesterday of a "toxic" atmosphere at Stamford Bridge following Wednesday's 2-0 Capital One Cup semi-final first leg defeat to Swansea City during which their were recriminations between fellow supporters over the booing of Fernando Torres.

Rafa Benitez replaces a forlorn Torres on Wednesday

'Toxic' Chelsea mood grows as Fernando Torres boos spark scuffles among fans

Fans come to blows during Swansea defeat while both Rafael Benitez and Bruce Buck face crowd's anger

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Should doctors and patients learn to plan humane, happier endings rather than trying to prolong life?

Is it always right to try to prolong life?

Most of us would prefer to die in our own beds, with our families beside us. But, as a GP, Margaret McCartney sees too many end their days in a medicalised battle
Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

What does it take for women to get to the top?

Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night and told women they had to do more if they wanted to get on
Christmas jumper craze: Inside the UK factory behind this year's multicultural must-have

Knitting pretty: British Christmas Jumpers

Simmy Richman visits Jack Masters, the company behind this year's multicultural must-have
French chefs have launched a campaign to end violence in kitchens - should British restaurants follow suit?

French chefs campaign against bullying

A group of top chefs signed a manifesto against violence in kitchens following the sacking of a chef at a Paris restaurant for scalding his kitchen assistant with a white-hot spoon
Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour War and Peace on New Year's Day as Controller warns of cuts

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Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour adaptation of War and Peace on first day of 2015
Cuba set to stage its first US musical in 50 years

Cuba to stage first US musical in 50 years

Claire Allfree finds out if the new production of Rent will hit the right note in Havana
Christmas 2014: 10 best educational toys

Learn and play: 10 best educational toys

Of course you want them to have fun, but even better if they can learn at the same time
Paul Scholes column: I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season

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I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season
Lewis Moody column: Stuart Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

Lewis Moody: Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

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Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

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Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

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Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

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