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The French striker will not be fit enough for Saturday's match against Fulham

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West Bromwich Albion's French striker Nicolas Anelka gestures as he celebrates scoring their second goal against West Ham United

Nicolas Anelka 'quenelle' gesture: West Brom striker faces hearing next week

A date has been set for a hearing that is expected to last a few days

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Mourinho's 'little horse' evaluation came back to haunt Chelsea after he admitted that 'a ready, complete team' would have killed the game off

West Brom's Victor Anichebe heads past Petr Cech to deny Chelsea the three points

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A game Jose Mourinho's team should have won easily ended with two points squandered by the Premier League leaders

Jose Mourinho gestures from the sideline

West Brom 1 Chelsea 1: Manager Jose Mourinho blames 'a lack of personality' for draw at West Brom

The two points dropped could see Chelsea overhauled by Arsenal and Manchester City at the top of the Premier League

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