Carlo Ancelotti has admitted he

Carlo Ancelotti reveals he 'tried to kill' one of his own players during his time in charge of Chelsea

Ancelotti, who led the Blues to a Premier League and FA Cup double in 2010, also admits he left out Didier Drogba for a match after he arrived 30 minutes late

Sunderland defender Wes Brown walks off at the Brittania Stadium after being sent-off in the defeat to Stoke

Stoke 2 Sunderland 0: John O'Shea hopes for 'common sense' in review of Wes Brown red card

Brown was controversially sent off for what appeared to be a good challenge on Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam

Jose Mourinho is targeting a win against Basle to ensure Champions League progression and ease Chelsea's December workload

Basle v Chelsea: Jose Mourinho eyeing Champions League victory to ease December workload

A win in Switzerland on Tuesday will confirm the Blues' place in the last-16 and mean the final Group E match with Steaua Bucharest will become irrelevant

Frank Lampard of Chelsea scores the opening goal from the penalty spot

Frank Lampard wants Chelsea to show title credentials

Frank Lampard ended his worst Barclays Premier League goalscoring run in a decade at his former club before calling on Chelsea to build momentum into the new year to show their title credentials.

Romelu Lukaku enjoys starring role in Merseyside derby

Romelu Lukaku hailed the Merseyside derby as his "best experience in club football" after a dramatic 3-3 draw at Goodison Park.

Jose Mourinho reportedly called West Brom defender Jonas Olsson a

Jose Mourinho 'very curious' to know 'consequences' of referee chief apology over penalty awarded to Chelsea in draw with West Brom

Ramires appeared to dive in order to win his side an injury time spot-kick

Rickie Lambert of Southampton scores their secondg goal from a penalty kick

Arsenal v Southampton: Saints aiming to usurp Gunners at the top of the Premier League

The south coast club currently lie third in the table

West Brom players protest as Andre Marriner awards Chelsea a last-gasp penalty.

Referee chief Mike Riley apologises to West Brom over penalty given to Chelsea for Ramires dive

The spot-kick allowed the Blues to equalise in injury time

Roy Hodgson will hope a poor second half has no ‘relevance’

England 0 Germany 1: Joe Hart's rush of blood at Wembley will not have impressed Roy Hodgson

This was potentially the last match he will play until March unless his City team-mate Costel Pantilimon loses form

Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has been urged by his national coach Marc Wilmots to leave Chelsea if he wants to be included in the 2014 World Cup

Transfer news: Kevin De Bruyne urged to leave Chelsea to keep 2014 World Cup hopes alive

The Belgium coach Marc Wilmots believes the 22-year-old must leave the Blues in January to keep up a chance of making his World Cup squad

Crystal Palace manager: Former Chelsea defender Dan Petrescu in frame

The Eagles yesterday missed out on Aitor Karanka and Rene Meulensteen

Chelsea captain John Terry

Chelsea in no rush to open John Terry contract talks despite interest from Galatasaray

The former England captain will see his current deal expire in the summer

Jose Mourinho celebrates the League Cup win over Arsenal with Willian, Kevin De Bruyne and Ramires

Chelsea can 'win it all' claims midfielder Ramires

The Blues needed a controversial penalty to draw with West Brom at the weekend

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has questioned the atmosphere at Stamford Bridge recently

Chelsea 2 West Brom 2: Jose Mourinho follows Andre Villas-Boas' lead in addressing negative atmosphere at home games

The Blues' manager believes the Stamford Bridge atmosphere is 'not that hot' at the moment

Referee Andre Marriner is surrounded by West Bromwich players after awarding Chelsea a late penalty

Ramires dive: Referee Andre Marriner faces being dropped after awarding injury time penalty to Chelsea in draw with West Brom

Steve Clarke, the West Bromwich manager, was understanding of referee Andre Marriner’s error

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