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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

Hiddink to copy United blueprint for success

Manager calls for Chelsea to start thinking ahead if they are to close gap at top

Chelsea on target as crunch time arrives, says Wilkins

Coach confident Blues will hit their stride as season enters make-or-break stage

Clarke shines for Shrimpers with woeful Chelsea all at sea

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Chelsea rebuff PSV Alex interest

PSV have confirmed launching a bid to take Brazilian defender Alex on loan from Chelsea.

Answer to title conundrum could come made in Japan

Manchester United's trip to the Far East may prove decisive in race to win Premier League

Drogba going nowhere says Kenyon

Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon insists Ivorian striker Didier Drogba has a future at Stamford Bridge.

Kenyon rules out January signings at Chelsea

Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon expects Luiz Felipe Scolari's squad to be strengthened in the new year - but not by the addition of fresh talent.

Chelsea hit by Cech injury blow

Goalkeeper ruled out of trip to Hawthorns as Drogba is charged by the FA

Scolari shrugs off injury woes

Luiz Felipe Scolari has insisted Chelsea's squad is big enough to mount a title challenge, although he admitted his prayers were answered when fears over Didier Drogba's injury were eased.

John Terry free to face Man United after appeal

Chelsea captain John Terry is free to face Manchester United in the Premier League game on Sunday after winning an appeal against the red card he picked up at Manchester City.

Referee unlikely to help Terry in red card appeal

John Terry will appeal his red card against Manchester City but it is understood that referee Mark Halsey is in no mood to change his mind. The official made the decision because of what he perceived as the cynicism of Terry's block on striker Jo rather than the theory that he was punishing the England captain for denying a goal-scoring opportunity.

Rooney claims he is 'blameless' in latest outburst of temper

Wayne Rooney believes he was "blameless" in an altercation with a paparazzi photographer whom he claims was "persistently invading the privacy" of an evening he was sharing with his wife Coleen in London on Tuesday.

Tal Ben Haim signs for Manchester City

Manchester City have completed the signing of defender Tal Ben Haim from Chelsea.

Scolari's first day spoiled by Lampard contract row

He may have only referred to himself yesterday as the "So-so" One – rather than the Special One – but Luiz Felipe Scolari made it clear that he will take a ruthless approach to culling Chelsea's squad with up to six players set to leave this summer. However, Scolari insisted that he does not want Frank Lampard – or Didier Drogba – to be among those and said that the midfielder had told him that he was "happy" and wants to stay at the club for "many years".

Portugal pack a powerful punch

Runners-up last time around, Scolari's team make a flying start inspired by the genius of Ronaldo and some slick finishing
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