1. Mikel: Don't Compare Me to Makelele

    Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has played down comparisons between him and ex-club mate Claude Makelele, claiming that he is a different player to the recently departed Frenchman...

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  2. King Salomon Heads To Chelsea's Rescue

    Chelses had Salomon Kalou to thank as his header earned a point against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge this afternoon...

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  3. The Departure of the Special One: One Year On

    It was a year ago yesterday that Jose Mourinho shocked the footballing world and left Stamford Bridge. Below is an article I wrote the day after Mourinho left. Where were you when John F...

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  4. Chelsea-Manchester United Preview: A Tale of Two Starts as Heavyweights Clash

    Ahead of this Sunday’s tantalising clash between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge I provide some initial thoughts, team news, squads, recent form, quotes from both teams, and a prediction of the outcome...

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  5. Chelsea's Michael Essien Undergoes Surgery

    Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has undergone surgery in France to repair a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament. The Ghanaian picked up the injury while on international duty in a game against ...

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  6. Chelsea Appoint Wilkins to Replace Clarke

    Chelsea have announced that they have appointed Ray Wilkins as assistant first-team coach. Wilkins—who played for Chelsea between 1973 and 1979 after coming through the youth system—replaces ...

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  7. Vintage Chelsea Hammer Bordeaux

    Chelsea sauntered to an easy 4-0 victory over a poor Bordeaux side this evening, to kick off their Champions League campaign in perfect style...

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  8. Chelsea V Bordeaux Preview: First Stop On The Road To Rome?

    Chelsea kick off their European campaign tonight against Bordeaux, and ahead of the game I look at some thoughts, team news, quotes from both camps, the recent form of the two teams, and finally, my prediction for the result...

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  9. John Terry's Red Card Overturned By The FA

    Well, I have to say I'm pretty shocked to hear this. The FA have shown (in my opinion), some common sense and overturned John Terry's red card against Manchester City...

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  10. John Terry's Appeal Looks Doomed to Fail

    As it stands, John Terry is set to be suspended for three games due to his sending off against Manchester City on Saturday...

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  11. Chelsea Legend Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Retires

    Former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has retired from football at the age of 36. The Suriname-born striker scored 86 goals for the club in a four-year spell, and struck up a fruitful partnership with Eidur Gudjohnsen...

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  12. 100 Not Out: A Thank You to Bleacher Report

    Everyone has their story of how they found Bleacher Report. I discovered the site while browsing Facebook one summer’s afternoon. Little did I know what a wonderful and provocative site I was about to get involved in...

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  13. Lampard: We Can Only Get Better

    Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard thinks that Chelsea can only get better, after going top of the league on Saturday with a 3-1 win over Manchester City...

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  14. Chelsea Could Appeal Against Terry Dismissal

    Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has said that the club are considering appealing against captain John Terry's sending off against Manchester City at the weekend...

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  15. Manchester City Given Rude Awakening by Classy Chelsea

    Off the field, Manchester City may be richer, but on it, Chelsea are a class apart. Chelsea secured an impressive 3-1 win yesterday and moved to the top of the Premier League on goal ...

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  16. Chelsea V Manchester City Preview: New Money Squares Up to Old Money

    Ahead of Chelsea’s upcoming fixture against Manchester City, I’ve decided to start what I hope will be a regular feature on Bleacher Report...

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  17. Scolari Reveals He Turned Down City Role

    Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has revealed that he turned down the chance to take over at Manchester City this summer...

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  18. Steve Clarke Set to Quit Chelsea for West Ham

    Steve Clarke has resigned as assistant manager at Chelsea, according to reports. The Scot has been heavily rumoured to be keen on taking up a similar post under Gianfranco Zola at West Ham, who was unveiled today...

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  19. Gianfranco Zola Accepts West Ham Job

    Gianfranco Zola has agreed to become West Ham's new manager after the club sacked Alan Curbishley last week. The former Chelsea player has agreed a three-year contract and should be unveiled before the weekend...

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  20. Sergei Rebrov's Racist Advice for Roman Pavlyuchenko

    Former Tottenham striker Sergei Rebrov has warned new Tottenham signing Roman Pavlyuchenko not to go out around White Hart Lane because lots of "dark-skinned people" live there...

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  21. Didier Drogba In Line For a Return Against City

    Luiz Felipe Scolari has revealed that Didier Drogba could return to action for Chelsea against Manchester City on Saturday...

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  22. EPL Open Mic : Is Money Ruining "Our" Beautiful Game Of Football?

    Here is my response to the first EPL Open Mic: Is Money Ruining ‘Our’ Beautiful Game of Football? In my take on the issue, I have decided to focus on two effects of the amount of ...

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  23. Newcastle and West Ham Court Chelsea Legend Zola

    Gianfranco Zola appears to be quite a popular man at the moment. With the managerial positions at West Ham and Newcastle United both vacant, the two clubs have apparently put the diminutive Italian at the top of their lists of candidates...

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  24. Michael Essien Out For "Several" Months

    Chelsea have received a major blow with the news that midfielder Michael Essien will be out for several months, after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament on international duty...

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  25. Injury Boost for the Republic of Ireland as Trapattoni Urges Caution

    A cautious Giovanni Trapattoni has received a boost ahead of Wednesday's World Cup Qualifier against Montenegro in Podgorica with the news that Shay Given, Kevin Doyle, and Stephen Hunt are all expected to feature after training on Monday...

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