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Benayoun given Malaysia apology

Chelsea have accepted an apology from the Malaysian Football Association over the alleged racist abuse suffered by midfielder, Yossi Benayoun, in last week's friendly in Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysian FA apologise over Yossi Benayoun abuse

The Malaysia Football Association have apologised to Chelsea following the London club's complaint over anti-semitic abuse directed at midfielder Yossi Benayoun.

Chelsea want action after Benayoun is 'racially abused'

Chelsea have written a formal letter of complaint to the Malaysian FA, protesting about what the club claim was racist behaviour towards their Israeli midfielder, Yossi Benayoun.

Fernando Torres form will not be an issue insists Andre Villas-Boas

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has vowed not to become obsessed by Fernando Torres' form this season.

Fernando Torres scores in Andre Villas-Boas' first Chelsea win

Yossi Benayoun and Fernando Torres were on the scoresheet as Chelsea opened their pre-season campaign with a 3-0 win over Wycombe last night.

Euro 2012 round-up: Bulgaria come to Capello's rescue with a draw in Montenegro

Montenegro could have pulled two points clear of England last night, but despite taking the lead they were held to a 1-1 draw by Bulgaria in their home stronghold in Podgorica to leave Fabio Capello's men still at the top of group G on goal difference.

Ramires doubtful for Tottenham game

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti could face a midfield quandary for Saturday's visit of Tottenham Hotspur, with Ramires yet to return to training following his hamstring injury.

Manchester United v Chelsea match preview

Home advantage and a crucial away goal mean that Manchester United look favourites to progress to the Champions League semi-finals at the expense of Chelsea this evening.

Terry: we are now walking on eggshells in case we get banned

Chelsea players criticise referee for failing to award penalty but captain says he cannot be too outspoken

Nicolas Anelka not missing international duty

Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka does not miss international football and insists he has no plans to come out of retirement for Euro 2012 once he completes his 18-match ban.

Ancelotti delighted Benayoun is back

Chelsea midfielder Yossi Benayoun made his comeback after six months out with a torn Achilles with a 20-minute appearance for Israel in a 1-0 victory over Georgia on Tuesday.

Lampard: 'I'll need to nurse injury for the rest of my career'

Frank Lampard has revealed that he will never fully recover from the torn tendon injury that kept him out for four months, and that he was not told the full extent of the problem by Chelsea's medical staff.

I know that I'm lucky still to be in Chelsea job, says Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti was honest enough to admit yesterday that he is lucky to still be in a job after overseeing Chelsea's worst run of form for a decade. The Italian's future as Chelsea manager remains in doubt as long as the champions' form is that of a relegation-threatened club rather than a team fighting to defend their Premier League crown.

Wry Ancelotti seeks to protect fragile Chelsea confidence

Manager skips showing video of Arsenal defeat as Houllier's Villa arrive in desperate need of points
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