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Portuguese winger bags two-goals in pre-season friendly against Crewe after he was linked with a move to AS Monaco

Chelsea start to pay the price for summer of cost-cutting

One defeat does not constitute a crisis at Chelsea these days, not even an emphatic 3-0 beating by Sunderland at Stamford Bridge. However the manner of the defeat, the way the Double winners were so comprehensively outplayed, hints at deep-seated problems within the club that cannot be fixed with double sessions on the training ground.

Defeat means Real Madrid players 'will be dead to me' warns Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has invoked an expression common to fictional New Jersey Mafia boss Tony Soprano to remind his players of the importance of Tuesday's King's Cup last 32 first leg against lowly Real Murcia.

Chelsea's defensive crisis brings Bosingwa and Ferreira into the frame

Injuries to Terry and Alex concern champions ahead of Villa trip while Lampard could be back in midfield

Carvalho hails Mourinho as best coach in the world

Real madrid summer signing Ricardo Carvalho has declared Jose Mourinho to be the best coach in the world.

Mourinho looks to calm expectations

Jose Mourinho has warned Real Madrid fans not to expect miracles from him, telling them: "I'm not Harry Potter."

Mancienne joins Wolves on loan again as Chelsea reject £3m offer

The Chelsea defender Michael Mancienne has agreed another season-long loan with Wolverhampton Wanderers after the Premier League champions refused to budge on a £5m asking price for the defender.

Who would want to be a young star at Chelsea?

After signing young talents from around the world, Ancelotti seems intent on consigning them to the margins

Chelsea told to pay £29m or miss out on Brazil prodigy

Champions' main summer deal under threat as Neymar is offered new contract by Santos

Mourinho snaps up Ozil as Chelsea and United miss out

Jose Mourinho has beaten his former club Chelsea and Sir Alex Ferguson to secure the signing of Mesut Ozil, the German playmaker who was one of the stars of this summer's World Cup, for his refashioned Real Madrid.

Essien eyes injury-free season

Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien is hoping to put two injury-plagued seasons behind him by helping the Blues retain their Barclays Premier League title.

'Tapping-up' row hits Chelsea over Neymar

Chelsea face being reported to Fifa by the Brazilian club Santos who accuse the Premier League champions of making an illegal approach for their 18-year-old striker Neymar.

Carvalho in Madrid for medical

Ricardo Carvalho is expected to complete his move to Real Madrid this afternoon after the Los Blancos revealed that the Chelsea defender is undergoing a medical in the Spanish capital this morning.

Mourinho aiming high in first year at Real while ruling out late move for Gerrard

The Real Madrid coach, Jose Mourinho, has ruled out a move for Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard and Chelsea defenders Ashley Cole and Ricardo Carvalho.

Alex joins Cech in Chelsea treatment room

The Chelsea defender Alex will miss the start of the season after being ruled out for a month having torn a thigh muscle in training. The Brazilian defender went for a scan yesterday which confirmed the tear in his right leg and he joins goalkeeper Petr Cech, who tore a calf muscle earlier this week, on the sidelines.

Wayward Ronaldo is defeated by the Jabulani

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