You Have To Be Graceful In Defeat: John Terry

John Terry has warned Manchester United that Chelsea are already bent on regaining the Barclays Premier League title after all but surrendering it this season. The champions’ limp 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford on Sunday saw United move six points clear with just two matches remaining and captain Terry immediately vowed to do everything possible to wrest back the championship next year. The 30-year-old revealed he had made a point…

May 10, 2011
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Who Will Replace Carlo Ancelotti?

So now Carlo Ancelotti can fulfil his ambition to manage Roma, the club he captained for eight happy years and to which he has always said he would return one day. The end of his time at Chelsea surely arrived here, in the form of a defeat far more conclusive than the single-goal margin might suggest. For the genial Italian a midweek trip to the Eternal City is likely to…

May 9, 2011
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Premier League Preview: Manchester United Vs Chelsea

Manchester United host Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday in what amounts to a playoff for the English Premier League title. United top the table by three points from second-placed Chelsea, with the same goal difference as the defending champions. A draw will preserve their advantage going into the final two matches of the season, while a win will see Sir Alex Ferguson’s team take a six-point lead and virtually…

May 7, 2011
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We Have Mental Advantage: Carlo Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti has claimed Chelsea hold the mental edge ahead of tomorrow’s Premier League title showdown at Manchester United – because Sir Alex Ferguson’s men never saw them coming. The Blues travel to Old Trafford on the brink of completing the greatest comeback in Premier League championship history, storming to within three points of United having been 15 behind just over two months ago. They were in danger of falling…

May 7, 2011
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“I Want To Remain In England”: Carlo Ancelotti

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has denied he will move to Roma this summer. Ancelotti was in the Italian capital this week, understood to be there to celebrate his ex-wife Luisa’s 50th birthday, and his presence increased speculation that he could join the Serie A outfit next season with Roma fans bombarding radio phone-lines in excitement. Vicenzo Montella is currently in charge of the Serie A giants as caretaker until the…

May 6, 2011
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The Real Didier Drogba Is Back

Tottenham Hotspur know what is coming. Visiting centre-halves will glance up with trepidation on Saturday evening as the man mountain restored as the pivot of Chelsea’s attack steels himself to deliver another bruising. The notion that Didier Drogba was a spent force, his energy critically sapped by malaria and his significance to this side undermined by the mid-season splurge on Fernando Torres, has long since been shattered. The Ivorian is…

April 30, 2011
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