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Premier League: Arsenal v Chelsea match preview

A look ahead to Monday night’s Premier League fixture at The Emirates

Transfer news: Chelsea - January transfer targets

We take a look at the players who have been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge next month

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich would like his club to play with flair

Jose Mourinho hints at defying Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich in bid to avoid further defeats

Portuguese may have to dilute his team's current cavalier style

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Transfer news: Chelsea on the verge of completing Fredy Guarin deal

Colombian valued at around £15m by Inter

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Sunderland 2 Chelsea 1 match report: Jose Mourinho out of Capital One Cup following extra-time strike from Ki Sung-yueng

Chelsea manager's priority is Monday’s trip to the Emirates in the Premier League as he makes eight changes to his side for Cup tie

Branislav Ivanovic clears the ball during Chelsea's 2-1 win over Crystal Palace

Capital One Cup: Sunderland v Chelsea match preview

A look ahead to Tuesday’s League Cup fixture at The Stadium of Light

Transfer news: Chelsea close in on Inter Milan midfielder Fredy Guarin

Colombian star could be on his way to Stamford Bridge this January

Transfer news: Chelsea look to pip Arsenal and Manchester United to Andrea Ranocchia signing

Stamford Bridge outfit could take Italian international away from the San Siro

Champions League opposition

Champions League last 16 draw: What do we know about Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Galatasaray and Olympiakos?

A brief look at the four teams that Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United will face in the last 16

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has admitted his concern with his misfiring strikers in the Premier League this season

Chelsea v Crystal Palace: Jose Mourinho admits his concern with misfiring strikers but defensive frailties are also a major concern

Chelsea's three strikers have scored just five goals between them in the Premier League but the defence has leaked six goals in their last two league games

Mikel Arteta described his sending off for two bookings against Napoli as 'a joke'

Mikel Arteta queries scheduling of Arsenal's crucial showdown with Manchester City

Arsenal captain believes three games in six days will test powers of recovery

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho watches on from the bench

Chelsea v Steaua Bucharest: Jose Mourinho admits his side still have some 'growing up' to do after frustrating performance

Chelsea top their Champions League group, but remain far from convincing

Demba Ba (right) gets the final touch in a tussle with Steaua’s Daniel Georgievski to give Chelsea an early lead

Chelsea 1 Steaua Bucharest 0 match report: Demba Ba helps Chelsea cling on to top group but they again operate without a safety net

Demba Ba scores via a scuff off his shin, but it was not the victory that manager Jose Mourinho wanted

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has called for a big improvement from the Chelsea defense ahead of their final Champions League group fixture

Chelsea v Steaua Bucharest: Branislav Ivanovic demands defensive improvement after Blues ship seven goals in their last three matches

A win against Steaua will see Chelsea through as Group E winners but Ivanovic has called for a major improvement after recent slump

Mourinho: 'If we train defensive corners against the dummies I think the dummy will score'

Chelsea v Steaua Bucharest - Champions League: Chelsea not among favourites, says Jose Mourinho

There are many other sides with a better chance of lifting the trophy, according to the Chelsea manager

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