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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.

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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

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Henrique Hilario signs new one-year contract with Chelsea

Goalkeeper looked set to be released

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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

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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.

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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
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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
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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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