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Wigan Athletic 0 Chelsea 6

Chelsea signal intent with demolition of West Brom

Chelsea 6 West Brom 0

Impressive Man United clinch Community Shield

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Kalou: No guarantees for big-spending City

Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou has warned Manchester City that their summer spending spree will not guarantee them the Barclays Premier League title.

Late stampede fails to save Elephants

North Korea 0 Ivory Coast 3

The African paradox: Big players, shame about the teams

The Continent's first World Cup has been a disappointment for all but one of its national sides. Their failure has more to do with politics and corruption than lack of talent

Cole heads for Chelsea exit with early promise left unfulfilled

Midfielder's likely swansong was typically a peripheral one, writes Glenn Moore

Cech saves best for last and posts a fine display

The story of the week before this game was John Terry's suspected broken metatarsal. As it happens the only injury Terry is likely to pick up is RSI, from having to lift the two biggest trophies in the English game in the space of six days.

Drogba refuses to be denied as Chelsea lead a Double life

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Drogba strike delivers the double for Chelsea

Chelsea 1 Portsmouth 0

Malouda: I'm playing the best football of my life

Chelsea's player of the year is full of confidence as he seeks to ensure the Blues retain 'our' FA Cup

World Cup Countdown: Ronaldinho left out by Brazil

Five-time winners Brazil have omitted Ronaldinho (below) from their 23-man squad for the World Cup. The 30-year-old Milan midfielder, two-times Fifa's World Player of the Year, has impressed for the Serie A side this season but was left out by manager Dunga. Wolfsburg striker Grafite was preferred ahead of Adriano and Alexandre Pato, while Spurs goalkeeper Heruelho Gomes is included.

England manager scores own goal with 'Capello Index'

Manager risks backlash after launching his own World Cup gaming website / Hargreaves set to join Carragher as surprises in squad announced today

Blues revel in vintage return from current crop

The likes of Fernando Torres, David Villa and Pato are being talked about as possible summer transfer targets for Chelsea, but even if the club signed all three they would have to go some way to top the scoring achievements of the current team.

Beating United was key to title says Ancelotti

Chelsea coach Ancelotti insists their league double over Manchester United held the key to Chelsea's first Barclays Premier League title in four years.

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