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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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