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

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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.

England manager scores own goal with 'Capello Index'

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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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