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Ancelotti laughs off Mancini title comments

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti laughed off suggestions from Roberto Mancini that the Blues have already won the title as they prepare to face his Manchester City side at Eastlands tomorrow.

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Ameobi rocks 10-man Chelsea

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Chelsea manager expresses gratitude to French maestro who showed him benefit of 'free play' while at Juventus

Rampant Chelsea demolish Blackpool

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Ancelotti keen to avoid banana skin against Tangerines

Carlo Ancelotti confessed on Friday that he has never met Ian Holloway. It is entertaining to imagine the Chelsea coach's famously expressive left eyebrow disappearing into his hairline when he is confronted for the first time with a full-on Ollie during and – if the Blackpool manager gets his way – after today's match at Stamford Bridge between the Premier League champions and the new boys.

Chelsea's spread of scorers has rivals running scared, says Anelka

It is little wonder that Chelsea are bubbling with confidence right now, with 21 goals scored in their run of five victories since the season began. Blackpool are next up at Stamford Bridge on Sunday and are odds on to join West Bromwich Albion, Wigan, Stoke City, West Ham United and MSK Zilina on the wrong end of a hiding.

Newcastle new boy Tiote says Drogba inspired move to England

Newcastle United's new signing Cheik Tiote has revealed that his compatriot Didier Drogba advised him to come to England to further his football education.

Grant calls for character as nightmare start goes on

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Essien leads Chelsea on cakewalk

West Ham United 1 Chelsea 3: Blundering West Ham's spirit not enough to close the frightening gap in quality between top and bottom

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