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Video: Jack de Menezes and Tom Sheen look ahead to the game between Schalke and Chelsea in Group G

Daniel Sturridge (left) larks about at training yesterday. Chelsea will need the striker on top form tonight

Di Matteo: Captain Terry out of City game with calf injury

Chelsea's John Terry will miss the game at Manchester City tonight as he has a calf problem.

Torres is congratulated by Raul Meireles after his second goal at Stamford Bridge today

Di Matteo's faith puts Torres back on track

No goals for 150 days, then two in 17 minutes. Even London bus passengers do not experience periods of drought and plenty to the extremes Fernando Torres has since joining Chelsea 14 months ago.

Fernando Torres retrieves the ball after scoring his first goal against Leicester

Di Matteo's faith helps Torres lift goal burden

Chelsea 5 Leicester City 2

Ian Holloway: It has been a week from hell – and we were made to pay dearly for it

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Fernando Torres

Gianfranco Zola: Torres just needs confidence

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is being haunted by nothing more than an abject lack of confidence, according to club legend Gianfranco Zola.

John Terry dedicated Chelsea's 2-0 win not only to caretaker manager Roberto Di Matteo and assistant Eddie Newton, but also to Villas-Boas

We've not been good enough, says John Terry

John Terry has admitted Chelsea's players need to “hold their hands up” over the demise of Andre Villas-Boas.

Glenn Hoddle would relish return to Chelsea

Glenn Hoddle wants the manager's job at former club Chelsea - but concedes it is likely to be given to another foreign boss.

Roman Abramovich appears to have learnt few lessons from Real

Pete Jenson: Real-politik of Roman mirrors the galactico era

Abramovich's tenure is reminiscent of the worst excesses of Florentino Perez's years at Madrid

CHRIS HUGHTON: The Birmingham manager expects his team to raise their game against Chelsea

Birmingham hope to cash in on chaos in replay

In any other week, the towering event for Chelsea would be tonight's FA Cup replay at Birmingham City. The prize is a home quarter-final against Leicester City – and a good shot at a Wembley semi-final.

Eddie Newton joins Chelsea backroom staff

Eddie Newton has revealed the call to help save Chelsea's season came "totally out of the blue".

The 34-year-old lost his job less than 24 hours after yesterday's Barclays Premier League defeat at West Brom, which left the Blues fifth in the table.

Andre Villas-Boas shown the door by Chelsea

Andre Villas-Boas today "parted company" with Chelsea, the club have confirmed.

Curtis Davies celebrates his second headed goal against Watford

Hughton gives his regrouped Blues stability

Birmingham 3 Watford 0: Manager steers Birmingham into play-off places despite club's financial uncertainty

'Steve is a good manager who has done a remarkable job wherever he has been,' says Roy Hodgson

West Brom announce £9m profit

West Brom made a profit of £9million for the financial year ending June 30, 2011, the club have confirmed.

Steve Morison celebrates scoring Norwich's winner

Morison caps Ruddy great performance

West Bromwich Albion 1 Norwich City 2: Baggies left to ponder another home defeat after Norwich's goalkeeper provides winning platform

John Terry: The defender is believed to have had an injection in order to play against Wolves last Monday

Terry rejects Di Matteo's talk of knee problems

The Chelsea captain, John Terry, has dismissed fears that he has a troublesome knee injury and is determined to face Portsmouth in the FA Cup third round tomorrow.

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