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Chelsea 1 Fulham 0

Masterclass from Torres undoes Chelsea

Liverpool 2 Chelsea 0

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After Manchester United won in Turkey to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League on Tuesday, Sir Alex Ferguson said he was pleased his team could now concentrate on the domestic challenge of catching Chelsea.

Chelsea rule out January transfer spree

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has ruled out buying any new players in the January transfer window unless injuries force him to ask owner Roman Abramovich to open his cheque book.

Grant pleads for West Ham patience

Avram Grant is hoping West Ham owners David Gold and David Sullivan will be patient with him after a 2-1 home defeat to Newcastle which kept them bottom of the Barclays Premier League.

McCarthy seeks out the positive as Wolves miss their chance

Chelsea 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0

Premier League round-up: Chelsea continue perfect home record

Chelsea continued their perfect home record in the Premier League today with a 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers, while Tottenham recovered from a goal behind to draw 1-1 with Everton.

Drogba set for Chelsea return but Lampard remains on sidelines

Didier Drogba looks set to return to lead the Chelsea attack against Wolverhampton Wanderers tomorrow, but Frank Lampard will have to wait a little longer for his comeback, much to the frustration of the England midfielder.

Anelka keen on Rooney link-up

Goal hero Nicolas Anelka put his own Luzhniki Stadium pain behind him to suggest that Manchester United's Wayne Rooney would be welcome at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea top group after win in Moscow

Spartak Moscow 0 Chelsea 2

Terry set to play through pain but fever strikes down talisman

Carlo Ancelotti, the Chelsea manager, is often happy to name his team on the eve of a game and yesterday was no exception as he went through his starting XI for this tea-time's trip to Aston Villa. He even told journalists the seven substitutes who will make up his bench.

Kakuta quickly finds his feet to reward Ancelotti's faith

We have had golden boots, golden goals, and golden balls, but Chelsea's teenager Gaël Kakuta trumps them all, for he is the Golden Player. The footballing experts at Uefa think so anyway, based on his performances at this summer's Under-19 European Championships where he was rated the best player at the tournament, an honour that comes with the dubious title of Golden Player.

Ancelotti backs Anelka to shine against Marseille

Carlo Ancelotti has full confidence in Nicolas Anelka's striking prowess as the former France international prepares to spearhead Chelsea's attack against Marseille in the Champions League tonight.

Lampard injury lay-off extended

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that England midfielder Frank Lampard will miss tomorrow's Champions League clash against Marseille at Stamford Bridge and England's next Euro 2012 qualifier.

Tevez puts brakes on Chelsea juggernaut to sheikh up title race

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