Carlo Ancelotti again refuses to speak about future

Carlo Ancelotti refused to speculate on whether a sensational late comeback in the Barclays Premier League title race would see him avoid the sack after Chelsea closed to within six points of Manchester United.

Arsenal still in title race after draw, says Wenger

Spurs fight back from 3-1 down in six-goal thriller as Chelsea move up to second

Ancelotti refuses to give up on the title after Drogba rolls back years

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Chelsea up to second after beating Birmingham

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Blackpool manager Ian Holloway 'ready to snarl' in relegation fight

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway told his side it was time to start all over again after they slipped into the Barclays Premier League relegation zone for the first time this season with a 3-1 home defeat against Wigan.

Chelsea rally round Torres but still follow Drogba's lead

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Chelsea deliver crushing defeat to West Brom

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Ancelotti praises misfiring strikers as Europe's best

The Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti likes to say he never asks his strikers to score goals, but perhaps he should start. Ancelotti yesterday described his quartet of strikers as among the best in Europe, even though collectively they have failed to score in the past five Premier League games, ever since Fernando Torres made his debut following his £50m move from Liverpool.

Anelka happy to start on the bench

Nicolas Anelka accepts that he may find himself confined to the bench again when Chelsea face Stoke tomorrow.

Luiz heroics allow Chelsea to believe in the title again

Chelsea 2 Manchester City 0: Hopes grow at Stamford Bridge while loss leaves City looking over their shoulders

Ancelotti admits he could leave Chelsea this summer

City beaten 2-0 at Bridge but Chelsea's executive says manager's position will be reviewed

Late win lifts Chelsea into third spot

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Didier Drogba to enter talks with Chelsea

Didier Drogba has revealed he will hold talks with Chelsea about his future at the end of the season.

Drogba happy to play second fiddle at Chelsea

Didier Drogba has promised not to walk out on Chelsea despite having fallen down the pecking order since the arrival of Fernando Torres.

Daniel Sturridge: 'I'm aiming for the stars. I'm not happy in the shadows'

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Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: ‘We give them hope. They come to us when no one else can help’

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Most of us would prefer to die in our own beds, with our families beside us. But, as a GP, Margaret McCartney sees too many end their days in a medicalised battle
Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

What does it take for women to get to the top?

Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night and told women they had to do more if they wanted to get on
Christmas jumper craze: Inside the UK factory behind this year's multicultural must-have

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French chefs have launched a campaign to end violence in kitchens - should British restaurants follow suit?

French chefs campaign against bullying

A group of top chefs signed a manifesto against violence in kitchens following the sacking of a chef at a Paris restaurant for scalding his kitchen assistant with a white-hot spoon
Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour War and Peace on New Year's Day as Controller warns of cuts

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Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour adaptation of War and Peace on first day of 2015
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Cuba to stage first US musical in 50 years

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Christmas 2014: 10 best educational toys

Learn and play: 10 best educational toys

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Paul Scholes column: I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season

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Lewis Moody column: Stuart Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

Lewis Moody: Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

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Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

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