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Poor Away Form Continues

Chelsea went to Anfield full of confidence and expected a win over Liverpool to maintain their 5 point lead over the rest of the chasing pack, but were found wanting as Fernando Torres struck two well taken goals in the first half, and inflicted the second defeat of the season on the Blues. Carlo Ancelotti had already announced his probable line-up on Friday, but when the teams were announced at…

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The Loan Report: November 1-7

The first week of November was a quieter affair than usual on the loan front, with little by way of notable action. Nevertheless, it’s all here in detail as usual. Starting as ever in the Premier League, Michael Mancienne was limited to thirteen minutes as a substitute at Old Trafford as Wolves visited for the second time in a matter of weeks. Whereas the England Under-21 captain played the duration…

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Anfield Awaits Ancelotti

Anfield, the scene of many a battle with Liverpool over the past several seasons, some good, some not so good, however no visit by Chelsea has seen them in such a bad situation, for a long time. It has been a source of great humour, not only for Chelsea supporters but many across the land to see Liverpool in such a situation, however with the pairing of Gillette and Hicks…

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Where Are They Now? Paul Canoville

Joined from non league Hillingdon Borough and became the first black player in club history when he made his league debut as a substitute against Crystal Palace in April 1982. Survived the gauntlet of racial abuse to help the club to the Second Division title in 1984, but within two years was sold to Reading for £50,000. Since retiring at the age of 24 through injury he has survived cancer…

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Anelka Leads The Way

Chelsea continued their impressive run in the Champions League, winning all three points and extending the unbeaten run in the group stages of the Champions League to 22 matches, spanning over 7 years. After a goalless first-half, which lacked in quality and cutting edge, Chelsea came out roaring after the break with the impressive Anelka opening the scoring for the Blues, before a Drogba penalty and a brace by Ivanovic…

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The Russians Are Coming

Tonight Sir Didier of Drogba makes his return to the Champions League, in an effort to help Chelsea secure qualification for the next round. With injuries mounting up, Ancelotti gave some indication of who may play by stating who won’t. “Malouda and Bosingwa are not available for tomorrow. Malouda has a problem on his ankle after a tackle in the last game,’ reported Ancelotti. ‘It’s not a big problem but…

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Reserves: Wolves 4-0 Chelsea

Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the 2010/11 reserve campaign came to a crashing halt on Monday evening at AFC Telford’s New Bucks Head. A rampant first half from Wolves led the way to a 4-0 demolition of Steve Holland’s side, which featured more experience and talent than had been available so far this season. Despite expecting a young team, similar to the one used against West Brom in a remarkable 5-4…

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The Loan Report: October 25-31

It’s been another up and down week for Chelsea’s young loanees, with some finding success, others taking a rare back seat, and one or two falling at the hands of questionable officiating. Just another seven days in football then. We’ll start at the top, and with the good news. Michael Mancienne came off the bench for Wolverhampton Wanderers a week after being forced to sit out against parent club Chelsea…

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Not 100%, But Still Top Of The League

Ewood Park has never been an easy place to go, with Blackburn renowned for their physical approach, and more so since Sam ‘Bolton’ Allardyce became their manager. It was no surprise then that we were in for a tough match, what was a surprise was the style of football played by Blackburn, rough yes, but more football than fight. Chelsea lined up exactly as I’d predicted, with Ivanovic replacing Ferreira at…

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