Sport Steve Clarke was sacked as West Brom manager on Saturday night following the defeat to Cardiff

Clarke was dismissed after a year-and-a-half in the job and leaves the Baggies sitting in 16th place after a run of four straight defeats

Double trouble: John Terry (left) and Ashley Cole are a study in concentration during yesterday's 4-1 victory over Norwich at Stamford Bridge, but although fans backed them, Cole is to be disciplined

John Terry and Ashley Cole scandals have had 'positive' effect on Chelsea claims Branislav Ivanovic

Branislav Ivanovic claimed the John Terry and Ashley Cole scandals could have a “positive” effect on Chelsea's bid for silverware after helping them storm four points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League.

Chelsea defender Ashley Cole

Ashley Cole set to report for England duty despite Twitter attack on FA

Ashley Cole is due to report for England duty tomorrow despite the furore over his four-letter attack on the Football Association.

Double trouble: John Terry (left) and Ashley Cole are a study in concentration during yesterday's 4-1 victory over Norwich at Stamford Bridge, but although fans backed them, Cole is to be disciplined

Cole faces punishments from both club and FA for his angry tweet

Chelsea set to fine full-back £200,000 and FA charge seems certain, but fans back him and John Terry

Roberto Di Matteo: Left John Terry on the bench to 'freshen up the team'

Roberto Di Matteo: Chelsea must learn to cope without John Terry

If, as seems likely, Chelsea have to do without John Terry for at least four domestic games in the near future, then Gary Cahill and David Luiz will need to form a far more solid partnership than was evident in the 4-0 Champions League victory away to Nordsjaelland in Copenhagen on Tuesday.

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.

Eden Hazard (left) coped with some physical challenges on his first start for Chelsea against Wigan

Roberto Di Matteo says Eden Hazard can be Chelsea's new Gianfranco Zola

Eden Hazard will make his Stamford Bridge debut for Chelsea against Reading in the Premier League tonight, and his manager believes he has the talent to emulate the Blues legend Gianfranco Zola.

Martinez admitted it was a risk to play Moses

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez delighted with Victor Moses

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez praised Victor Moses for his display against the team who have courted him all summer but so far failed to match the Latics' asking price.

If Van Persie goes to United, the title is theirs, says Jeff Stelling

Stelling: Trouble ahead for Di Matteo and Villas-Boas

Presenter tells Jack Gaughan why he sees gloom for Spurs and Chelsea this season

If Van Persie goes to United, the title is theirs, says Jeff Stelling

Jeff Stelling: Presenter predicts gloomy seasons for Tottenham's Andre Villas-Boas and Chelsea's Roberto Di Matteo

He tells Jack Gaughan why he fears for the Spurs and Chelsea managers and advises Mancini to stop his moaning

Wigan winger Victor Moses

Wigan demand £10m for Chelsea target Victor Moses

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has told Chelsea to come up with £10million or forget signing Victor Moses.

Eden Hazard in action for Chelsea

Eden Hazard and Marko Marin on target for Chelsea during pre-season tour

Chelsea new boys Eden Hazard and Marko Marin were both on target as the Blues began their pre-season tour of the United States with a 4-2 victory over the Seattle Sounders on Wednesday night.

John Terry clears the ball

Goal-line technology approved in historic change to football

Goal-line technology has been approved as part of the laws of football in an historic decision by the International FA Board (IFAB).

Chelsea will take no action over Torres's outburst at not starting against Bayern Munich

Torres assured he will be lead striker at the Bridge next season

Fernando Torres was assured yesterday that he has won his battle to be Chelsea's lead striker next season when the club's chief executive said that – despite the Spaniard's post-Champions League final outburst about his recent unhappiness – the £50m forward would be at the centre of the Chelsea team.

Romelu Lukaku signed for £18m

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku will 'never forgive' Andre Villas-Boas

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has launched a stinging attack on former manager Andre Villas-Boas, insisting he will "never forgive" his sacked boss.

Leading article: Chelsea... the triumph of the underdog?

Judged one way, Chelsea's win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Saturday might be nothing more edifying than a victory for the deepest pockets. But for all those football fans who love to hate the west London club for being the first of the really big spenders, there is another story to consider. Looked at from a certain angle, in fact, the win at the Allianz stadium was the triumph of the underdog.

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Immigration: Obama's final frontier

The President is ready to press ahead with the long-promised plan to overhaul America's 'broken system' - but will it get past a Republican-controlled Congress?
Bill Cosby rape allegations explained: Why are these allegations coming out now? Why didn’t these women come forward earlier? And why has nobody taken legal action?

Bill Cosby rape allegations explained

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Travelling to work by scooter is faster than walking and less sweaty than cycling, so why aren’t we all doing it?

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Travelling to work by scooter is faster than walking and less sweaty than cycling, so why aren’t we all doing it?
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Paul Scholes column: England must learn to keep possession and dictate games before they are exposed by the likes of Germany and Brazil

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England must learn to keep possession and dictate games before they are exposed by the likes of Germany and Brazil
Michael Dawson: I’ll thank Spurs after we win says defender as he prepares to return with Hull

Michael Dawson: I’ll thank Spurs after we win

Hull defender faces his struggling former club on Sunday ready to show what they are missing. But he says he will always be grateful to Tottenham
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Synagogue attack: Fear unites both sides of Jerusalem as minister warns restoring quiet could take 'months'

Terror unites Jerusalem after synagogue attack

Rising violence and increased police patrols have left residents of all faiths looking over their shoulders
Medecins sans Frontieres: The Ebola crisis has them in the headlines, but their work goes far beyond West Africa

'How do you carry on? You have to...'

The Ebola crisis has Medecins sans Frontieres in the headlines, but their work goes far beyond West Africa
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Isis extends its deadly reach with suicide bombing in Kurdish capital

Residents in what was Iraq’s safest city fear an increase in jihadist attacks, reports Patrick Cockburn
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