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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.

Match Report: Fernando Torres reverts to wasteful ways as Club World Cup crown slips away from Chelsea

Corinthians 1 Chelsea 0: The Copa Libertadores champions joined Barcelona as the only teams to win the tournament twice, after their first title in 2000

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris

Andre Villas-Boas stands firm over Hugo Lloris following goalkeeper's error for Tottenham

Andre Villas-Boas brushed off Didier Deschamps' latest barb over Hugo Lloris after the Tottenham goalkeeper made his first high-profile error in last night's 3-1 win over Maribor.

Alex Teixeira celebrates his goal
Juan Mata scored two of Chelsea's goals

Late strikes give Chelsea score they expected

Chelsea achieved the sort of scoreline that might have been expected against last season's surprise Danish champions but hardly in the grand manner. It required three goals in the last 11 minutes of a pleasingly open match to see off spirited opposition in Nordsjaelland with their insistent possession game, occasionally let down by naive mistakes.

Czech midfielder Petr Jiracek (left) celebrates scoring the first goal
Petr Cech leapfrogs over team-mate Ross Turnbull

Hot-and-cold Chelsea have split season in two parts, says Cech

When you consider the low points in Chelsea's journey this season, it is remarkable they have made it this far. There have been 11 defeats in all competitions, hardly the record of a team one game away from eliminating the runaway favourites for the Champions League in the semi-finals tonight.

Roberto Mancini accepted the blame for Manchester City’s defeat at Goodison Park

Roberto Mancini calls for more medical screening

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has demanded twice yearly medical screenings for Premier League players after admitting he was worried not enough is being done to protect them.

Medical staff fight to save the life of Fabrice Muamba at White Hart Lane on Saturday night

Premier League to review medical procedures following Fabrice Muamba collapse

Chief executive Richard Scudamore today announced the Premier League would review their medical procedures following Fabrice Muamba's cardiac arrest on Saturday evening to ensure stricken players receive the best possible care.

Manchester United dumped out of Europe by brilliant Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao 2 Manchester United 1 (Athletic Bilbao win 5-3 on aggregate)

Fernando Torres

Gianfranco Zola: Torres just needs confidence

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is being haunted by nothing more than an abject lack of confidence, according to club legend Gianfranco Zola.

Hayden Mullins: 'I remember riding our luck and sitting there at half-time, everybody thinking that this could be our day'

Mullins aiming to cash in on Chelsea uncertainty

Chelsea entertain Portsmouth today in a repeat of the 2010 FA Cup final, when only a single goal separated the teams on the Wembley pitch. Off the field, the chasm between the two clubs – then and since – has been as wide as Portsmouth Harbour.

Montenegro go down fighting

Montenegro 0 Czech Republic 1 (Czech win 3-1 on aggregate)

Houston wary of weakened Czechs' reaction to defeat

Peter Houston warned the Tartan Army against reading too much into the Czech Republic's apparent problems ahead of Saturday's vital Euro 2012 qualifier at Hampden Park.

Chelsea blow as Petr Cech ruled out for a month

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has been ruled out for three to four weeks after suffering a knee injury in training.

Park Ji-sung set for new Manchester United deal

Midfielder Park Ji-sung is confident his Manchester United performances will improve because he has quit international football.

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