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Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky may have left debts of more than £300m when he died in “tragic and mysterious” circumstances, the High Court heard today.

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Rafael Benitez chasing elusive first win as Chelsea manager

Chelsea are yet to score or concede under interim manager

Benitez still waits for first Chelsea goal as Torres's struggles go on

At times the game last night was so forgettable that even the militants at Stamford Bridge seemed to have forgotten that Roberto Di Matteo had been sacked and Rafael Benitez, below, installed as his successor.

Fernando Torres of Chelsea reacts after a missed shot on goal

'He's not exactly the same player now': Rafael Benitez says Fernando Torres is not the player he was at Liverpool

Torres has struggled ever since his £50m move to Stamford Bridge

James Lawton: Rafa is alone in the storm of a club at war with itself

If ever a football man needed to hear a friendly voice, or feel the warmth of a moment's grace, it was surely Rafa Benitez here when even the cold of the enveloping night seemed to be reserved expressly for him.

Chelsea's Russian owner Roman Abramovich awaits kick off during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Manchester City

James Lawton: Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich surveys the rancour and hostility of a club at war with itself

Chelsea fans stood next to a placard saying “Rafa You’ll Always Walk Alone”

The Last Word: Clattenburg shows refs are human

The primal scream of a man denied natural justice contrasts vividly with Chelsea's self-serving crisis-management response

The sporting week ahead (25/11/12)


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.

Editorial: A lesson from London's new In and Out Club

Pity Roberto Di Matteo. Having earned his confirmation five months ago, when he took Chelsea to victory in the Champions League, he learnt yesterday that long-termism has no place in Roman Abramovich's world view. He was out on his ear after a diminished team looked doomed to an early Champions League exit this season, the eighth manager to be found wanting in as many years.

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

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

Buck insists days when Terry called shots are over

John Terry's political power at Chelsea has all but evaporated. The captain's influence once extended beyond the Stamford Bridge dressing room and into the boardroom, but the year-long racism scandal which ended with a four-match ban for abusing QPR's Anton Ferdinand in October last year has left the chairman Bruce Buck speaking about Terry as someone to be tolerated at the club, rather than listened to as a spokesman.

Figures released confirm that Abramovich has converted another £166.6m owed to him into shares in the club

The winds of change are blowing at Chelsea with pace, but do the accounts add up?

One of the country's leading analysts of Uefa's Financial Fair Play regulations admits to being "puzzled" as to how Chelsea have managed to make a profit for the 12 months ending last June.

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.

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