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Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney passed fit for Manchester United's match against QPR

England striker sat out last weekend's defeat at Norwich due to the problem and was rested for the Champions League tie away to Galatasaray

McDermott has hailed his relationship with owner Zingarevich

Reading boss Brian McDermott: Thank goodness my Russian owner’s not like Roman Abramovich

Zingarevich took over as the owner at the Madejski Stadium in January

New Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez will need to explain why he said 'I would never take that job'

Benitez expected to field questions about his unpopularity amongst Chelsea fans after controversial comments as Liverpool boss

Andre Villas-Boas: 'At Chelsea, a sacking is just like another day at the office'

Sackings at Chelsea like everyday event, says Andre Villas-Boas

Andre Villas-Boas painted a vivid picture of the brutal reality of life as Chelsea manager by claiming that sackings represent "just another day at the office" at Stamford Bridge.

The Sports Matrix: Thursday 22 November 2012

Benitez takes reins as Di Matteo latest to feel Chelsea axe

Roberto Di Matteo faces up to defeat in Turin

A travesty for Roberto di Matteo: yet another Chelsea legend sacked at the whim of Abramovich

A blip is no excuse to sack a fine manager like this Italian

The Sports Matrix: Wednesday 21 November 2012

Chelsea on verge of exit but Celtic hopes go down to wire

Chelsea's greatest ever group stage escape acts

Di Matteo's men can take inspiration from the fact they have never failed to conjure up a result in the group stage when required

Decision time: Mark Clattenburg is due to discover his fate this week

Mark Clattenburg decision imminent

The Football Association’s governance department has carried out all its interviews into Chelsea’s complaint about referee Mark Clattenburg allegedly making a racist remark to John Obi Mikel and a decision is expected this week on whether he will face a disciplinary charge.

Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo

Why Chelsea could be singing the Champions League blues

Chelsea's dramatic victory over Shakhtar Donetsk, sealed with a last minute goal by Victor Moses, places their Champions League fate in their own hands.

Oscar scores Chelsea's second last night from long range

Blackpool turn to Appleton as new manager

Blackpool have named Michael Appleton as their new manager after reaching an agreement for his release from Portsmouth.

Accused referee Mark Clattenburg in Chelsea player abuse

Chelsea allege referee Mark Clattenburg made inappropriate remark to John Obi Mikel

The race issue exploded again in English football last night when Chelsea made an official complaint about referee Mark Clattenburg who is alleged to have made a comment of a racial nature to John Obi Mikel following the club’s controversial defeat 3-2 to Manchester United yesterday.

Frank Lampard picks up an injury against Shakhtar Donetsk

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard ruled out for two weeks with calf injury

Frank Lampard will miss at least two weeks with the calf injury he picked up in the midweek Champions League defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk.

Chelsea silent over speculation John Terry has been stripped of the captaincy

Chelsea have refused to confirm that John Terry remains the club's captain following internal discipline over his racial abuse of Anton Ferdinand.

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