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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.

Disgruntled Porto dig in heels over Villas-Boas' shopping list

Porto are unhappy with the way Andre Villas-Boas walked out to take over at Chelsea last week, and are insisting that the Stamford Bridge club must pay the full get-out clause for any players he wants to take with him.

Hilario signs new Chelsea deal

Chelsea have announced that backup goalkeeper Hilario has signed a new one-year contract at the club.

Cech keeps 'boring' Japanese out

A stunning double save from Petr Cech allowed the Czech Republic to hold Japan to a 0-0 draw yesterday as the tri-nation Kirin Cup ended without a single goal being scored.

Chelsea have better title chance than Arsenal claims Petr Cech

Petr Cech has claimed Chelsea are now Manchester United's main Barclays Premier League title rivals because Arsenal have blown too many chances to catch them.

Petr Cech gives backing to Carlo Ancelotti

Petr Cech has backed Carlo Ancelotti to lead Chelsea out of a slump that has seen them plummet down the Barclays Premier League table.

Carlo Ancelotti denies Chelsea quit talk

Carlo Ancelotti has firmly denied that he ever considered quitting as Chelsea coach over the weekend.

Ray Wilkins departure not to blame for Chelsea defeat says Petr Cech

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech insists the midweek departure of assistant coach Ray Wilkins had no bearing on their shock 3-0 home defeat to Sunderland.

Discarded ambition is real sadness of Scots' decline

Three points were dropped against the Czech Republic on Friday night, but something more precious seemed to be discarded in Prague. It was the notion that Scotland might still retainthe ambition and the wherewithal to challenge even a side from thesecond tier of European nations.

Levein left to lament gamble as defensive Scotland slip to first defeat

Czech Republic 1 Scotland 0

US coach Bradley left dizzy by Czech defeat

Fabio Capello's selection problems were put into perspective yesterday when England's opening World Cup opponents, the United States, produced such a disjointed performance in their penultimate warm-up that coach Bob Bradley admitted his brain was temporarily scrambled.

Will Hawkes: Belhadj's balls and Terry's oysters add flavour to FA Cup

View From The Sofa: FA Cup final, ITV 1

Terry denies handball claim as Chelsea savour vital win

Cech happy for club to pick up points 'without playing beautiful football'

Terry hails Chelsea revival as Double hoves into view

Blues captain focused on glorious finale despite being mired in more controversy

Chelsea fans and Ancelotti unite to sing Terry praises

For the past week Carlo Ancelotti, the Chelsea manager, has been singing the praises of his captain, John Terry. Yesterday the fans at Stamford Bridge joined the chorus, as Terry returned to action for the first time since being sacked as England captain.

Wenger worries that his side have lost belief

Arsène Wenger has seen most things in his 13 seasons as Arsenal manager, though not even he has faced the possible backlash from an England captain scorned. Treading carefully to avoid any direct comment on John Terry on Friday, Wenger was more concerned that his team should produce a positive response to their own setback, namely the comprehensive home defeat last Sunday by Manchester United.

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Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

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How to dress with authority

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New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

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Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

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Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

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Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

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