1. Gianfranco Zola at West Ham: A Good Thing For Chelsea?

    After the sacking of Alan Curbishley last week, there have been numerous rumours over who will be the next West Ham manager. It appears Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola is one of the front runners, along with compatriot Roberto Donadoni...

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  2. Deco Doubts Robinho's Motives

    Chelsea midfielder Deco has called Robinho's move to Manchester City into question. Robinho, who was expected to join Chelsea, opted for City in a frantic end to the transfer deadline day...

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  3. Wright: Robinho Snub the First of Many for Chelsea

    Ian Wright believes that Manchester City's deadline-day trumping of Chelsea in the transfer market with the signing of Robinho won't be a one-off occurrence...

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  4. Essien Injury Scare For Chelsea

    Chelsea could be facing more injury problems in central midfield, after Michael Essien suffered an injury on international duty last night. The Ghanaian limped out of his country's 1-0 defeat to Libya in the 22nd minute as a result of a cynical tackle...

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  5. Robinho's Freudian Slip?

    Robinho's career at Manchester City hasn't got off to the best of starts—he had to be reminded that he had signed for the club instead of Chelsea...

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  6. Scolari Plans January Deals

    Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has said that he will use the January transfer window to make additions to his squad...

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  7. Chelsea Defender Rajkovic Banned for a Year

    Chelsea defender Slobodan Rajkovic has been banned from playing football for a year by FIFA. The defender is currently on loan at Steve McClaren's FC Twente, and signed for Chelsea in 2005 from OFK Belgrade...

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  8. Delusions Of Grandeur As City Attempt To Shatter The Glass Ceiling

    Manchester City it seems, are the new Chelsea.After being taken over by the Abu Dhabi United Group (ADUG) yesterday, the club signalled it’s intent by having an offer accepted for Dimitar ...

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  9. Robinho Move Produces a Backlash

    Robinho's decision to move to Manchester City has sparked fierce criticism in his native Brazil, with Pele suggesting the winger "needs serious counselling.” Robinho moved to City on transfer deadline day for a British record fee of £32...

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  10. Picking Up The Pieces Of The Robinho Transfer Debacle

    In one of the biggest transfer shocks of recent times, Manchester City have nabbed Robinho for a British record fee of £32.5 million, when for most of the summer the Brazilian seemed certain to be pitching up in the blue of Chelsea...

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  11. Robinho Signs For Manchester City In an Amazing Sequence Of Events

    Fact is often stranger than fiction. I am sat here in front on my TV with my laptop on my lap and with Sky Sports News on in the background in a sense of shock...

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  12. The Potential Repercussions of Chelsea’s Failure To Sign Robinho

    As I sit here writing this at just gone 7pm UK time, I am tense. It is transfer deadline day, and I am frantically refreshing sports news websites for updates on any potential moves...

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  13. Paulo Ferreira Set to Become a Hammer?

    Rumours doing the rounds today suggest that Paulo Ferreira is in talks with West Ham about a transfer to the East London outfit...

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  14. Drogba To Return To Action

    Usually, reserve team games don't make much of a mark on a football fan's radar, maybe except for the most ardent fan...

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  15. Scolari: Wenger Wanted Kalou

    Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has revealed that Arsene Wenger was interested in signing Salomon Kalou—and playing him as a centre-forward. Speaking after Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Tottenham on Sunday, Scolari said: "I have Kalou...

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  16. Hello Real Madrid, Let Me Introduce You to Mr Pot and Mr Kettle

    With the transfer window coming to a close tomorrow, there is bound to be some frantic hurrying around by managers and representatives from various clubs seeking to tie up deals...

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  17. Sloppy Chelsea Pay The Price

    Hardly ever has the saying "football is a game of two halves" been so apt in describing a match. Chelsea today dropped their first points of the season thanks to a sloppy second half performance that hardly seemed likely at half time...

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  18. Robinho Left Out Of Real Squad Ahead Of Season Opener

    Robinho's transfer to Chelsea appeared to take a step closer today after the Brazilian international was left out of Real Madrid's squad for their opening La Liga game against Deportivo La Coruna...

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  19. Chelsea Prepare For a Trip To The South Coast

    Chelsea will play Portsmouth at Fratton Park in the third round of the Carling Cup. The tie will be played on Tuesday 23rd or Wednesday 24th September. The Blues reached the final last season, but lost 2-1 to Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley...

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  20. Andriy Shevchenko: A Case Of Too Much, Too Late?

    I’ve been away from B/R for over a week, having had a relaxing holiday. But now I’m back and the topic of my first lengthy article will be Andrei Shevchenko’s departure from Chelsea last week...

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  21. Sir Alex Ferguson: Paul Scholes' Handball Was Instinctive!

    Working in a pub has its advantages. You get drinks bought for you and, chances are, there's football on the box that you can watch at a quiet moment.While I was working last night, I managed to catch glimpses of the Manchester United vs...

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  22. Ballack Out For Two Weeks

    Chelsea have confirmed that Michael Ballack will be out for two weeks with a foot injury. The German midfielder picked up the injury against Portsmouth on August 17th...

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  23. Robinho Saga Takes a New Twist

    The Robinho to Chelsea transfer saga has taken a new twist after Real Madrid declared that the player is under contract for another two seasons...

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  24. Cech, Terry and Lampard Pick Up European Awards

    Petr Cech, John Terry and Frank Lampard have all been named UEFA player of the year in their respective positions. The awards are based on each player's performances in Europe last season...

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  25. Terry Aims To Banish The Spectre Of Moscow

    Chelsea captain John Terry has said that he aims to make up for last season's disappointment in the Champions League and go one better this year...

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