1. Didier Drogba's 10 Most Important Goals for Chelsea

    In the aftermath of Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford, striker Didier Drogba has said that of 125 goals he has scored for the club, his 78th minute strike on Saturday is the most important...

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  2. Manchester United-Chelsea: A Sucker Punch, Not a Knockout Blow As Blues Win 2-1

    Sky Sports’ fondness of hype is an inescapable part of the modern Premier League title race. With David Haye fighting John Ruiz in Manchester on the same day and the fight being ...

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  3. Manchester United Still Have the Ammunition to End Chelsea's Title Dream

    If Chelsea were looking for a boost ahead of their crucial clash with Manchester United this weekend, they got it in Munich on Tuesday...

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  4. Chelsea-Tottenham FA Cup Final: A Bittersweet Prospect

    As I walked away from Stamford Bridge this afternoon having watched Chelsea beat Stoke City 2-0, my mind was already racing ahead of me...

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  5. Carlo Ancelotti Can Banish the Spectre of Jose Mourinho

    Three years on from his departure, Jose Mourinho still casts a shadow over Stamford Bridge. Every football club has its towering figures...

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  6. Chelsea's Set Piece Fragility Could Derail Treble Hunt

    In the end, it turned out to be a comfortable afternoon at Stamford Bridge. Goals from Didier Drogba, Michael Ballack, Daniel Sturridge, and Salomon Kalou ensured Chelsea's progression to the quarter finals of the FA Cup at the expense of Cardiff...

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  7. The Much-Maligned Ashley Cole Deserves Praise

    After Sunday’s 2-0 win over Arsenal, the headlines inevitably went to John Terry and Didier Drogba. In the week he was stripped of the England captaincy by Fabio Capello, Terry produced a ...

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  8. Thaw in Relations Between Carlo Ancelotti and Jose Mourinho Unlikely

    Chelsea-Inter Milan. A game laced with subplots. Ever since the draw for the first knockout phase of the Champions League was made back in December mouths have been watering at the prospect of these two European giants colliding...

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  9. Chelsea-Inter: Is Carlo Ancelotti's Faith in His Squad Justified?

    Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti promised to run a naked mile if his side made a signing in the January transfer window, which shut this week. Thankfully for all concerned we did not get the chance to see if he would be true to his word...

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  10. John Terry: A Misdemeanor Too Far

    On the pitch, John Terry is the embodiment of the power, passion, and dedication that marks out any great leader. Throughout his career at Chelsea and for England, the 29-year-old has put his body on the line...

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  11. 2008 Champions League Final: "F*ck Your History, We're Going to Moscow"

    This is something I have been working on for a few months now since I had the idea of writing an e-book on my experiences following Chelsea, from the arrival of Jose Mourinho in 2004 to the present day...

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  12. Chelsea 3-0 Tottenham: Derby Delight for Ancelotti's Blues

    Recent clashes between these two London rivals have been the stage for many Chelsea defenders to make themselves unlikely heroes. Juliano Belletti has scored twice against Spurs, and both William Gallas and Ricardo Carvalho have hit memorable winners...

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  13. Peter Kenyon to Leave Chief Executive Role at Chelsea

    Peter Kenyon will leave his role as Chelsea chief executive on October 31, the club has announced. Kenyon will, however, remain a non-executive director at the club and represent Carlo Ancelotti’s side at various UEFA and European meetings...

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  14. Lacklustre Chelsea Do Enough To See Off Porto in Champions League Opener

    As far as first steps on the road to potential Champions League glory go, this was a fairly uninspiring start for Chelsea...

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  15. Is Chelsea's Transfer Ban a Precedent or Simply a Notable Exception?

    As the world of football reels from the shock of Chelsea’s 18-month transfer ban, thoughts will now begin to turn to the long-term implications of FIFA’s decision...

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  16. FIFA Hits Chelsea with Transfer Ban

    Chelsea has said they will mount "the strongest appeal possible" after being banned from making any transfers until 2011 by Fifa. The sanction comes as a result of Chelsea's signing of the French youngster Gael Kakuta from Ligue 1 side Lens in 2007...

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  17. John Terry Pens New Contract at Chelsea

    Chelsea captain John Terry has signed a new five-year deal with the club. The England captain was the subject of interest from Manchester City in the summer, with rumours circulating that Mark Hughes' side made a £40 million offer for Terry...

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  18. Burnley Brought Crashing Back Down to Earth by Slick Chelsea

    For most of the first half, it seemed as if this game would be another chapter in Burnley's fairytale start to the season. Goalkeeper Brian Jensen was in inspired form yet again, repelling wave after wave of Chelsea attacks and frustrating the home side..

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  19. Carlo Ancelotti Will Allow Andriy Shevchenko to Leave Chelsea

    Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti says striker Andriy Shevchenko will be allowed to leave the club. The Ukraine international held talks with Ancelotti where it was decided he would be allowed to go...

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  20. Fulham 0-2 Chelsea: Blues Cruise at The Cottage

    Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka struck in either half to give Chelsea a comfortable victory over neighbours Fulham at Craven Cottage. Carlo Ancelotti maintained his impressive start to life at Stamford Bridge...

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  21. Deja Vu Pervades As Carlo Ancelotti's Reign Gets Off To a Flier

    As far as new dawns go, the early days of life under Carlo Ancelotti have gone swimmingly for Chelsea. A trophy in the cabinet at the first opportunity with the club's first penalty ...

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  22. Yuri Zhirkov Confident of Swift Return

    Chelsea winger Yuri Zhirkov is confident he will be fit to make his debut for the Blues before the end of August...

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  23. John Terry Staying at Chelsea

    Chelsea captain John Terry has reaffirmed his commitment to the club in light of speculation linking him with a move to Manchester City...

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  24. Chelsea Signs Manchester City Striker Daniel Sturridge

    Chelsea has confirmed the signing of Manchester City striker Daniel Sturridge to a four-year contract. "Chelsea Football Club is delighted to confirm that Daniel Sturridge has agreed to join ...

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  25. Chelsea Signs Middlesbrough's Ross Turnbull

    Chelsea has signed Middlesbrough goalkeeper Ross Turnbull on a free transfer. The stopper—who rose through the ranks at the recently relegated side—moves to Stamford Bridge on a free transfer and has signed a four-year contract...

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