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Brazil No.1 for Schwarzer despite Blues move

Sebastian Hassett Mark Schwarzer says his decision to sign as Chelsea's back-up goalkeeper has no negative bearing on his desire to represent the Socceroos at next year's World Cup.

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Schwarzer's Chelsea switch a big gamble

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - JUNE 02:  Goalkeeper, Mark Schwarzer of Australia looks on during the International Friendly between Denmark and Australia at Parken Stadium on June 2, 2012 in Copenhagen, Denmark.  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Sebastian Hassett Of all the risks taken by all the Australian players vying for a spot at next year's World Cup, few thought it would be Mark Schwarzer stepping up to the roulette table.

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Kewell not out of Rio race but Neill at risk

Harry Kewell

Michael Lynch Harry Kewell in the Australia squad for Brazil next year? Don't bet against it.

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Jedinak impresses in Palace return to EPL

Mile Jedinak.

Liam Fitzgibbon An eye-catching English Premier League debut from Australian Mile Jedinak failed to prevent Crystal Palace suffering a season-opening 1-0 defeat to Tottenham on Sunday.

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Jose Mourinho is back - and it shows

Jose Mourinho

Jeremy Wilson assesses Jose Mourinho's impact on his return to Chelsea.

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Chelsea win again, but Villa left seething

Tom Williams Chelsea overcame obdurate opposition from Aston Villa to secure a hard-fought 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday that maintained their early momentum in the fledgling Premier League season.

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Rooney's star display cools Blues' interest

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney might have played his way out of a transfer to Chelsea after a committed display in Manchester United's 0-0 draw with their rivals on Monday.

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Chelsea stop rot, go top as Liverpool flop

Tom Williams Chelsea ended a run of four winless games to beat Fulham 2-0 and move to the top of the Premier League on Saturday, after Southampton stunned previous leaders Liverpool.

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Fernando Torres sees red as Chelsea hold on for draw against Tottenham

Chelsea's manager Jose Mourinho (R) talks to his striker Fernando TorresPUBLICATIONS

The first managerial meeting between former colleagues Jose Mourinho and Andre Villas-Boas ended in stalemate on Saturday as Chelsea drew 1-1 at Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.

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Chelsea reach their first Europa League final

Chelsea's Brazilian defender David Luiz

Chelsea reached soccer's Europa League final for the first time in their history after surviving a first-half scare to defeat Swiss champions FC Basel 3-1 on Thursday in the second leg of their...

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Lata Mata strike sinks United

Juan Mata.

Ian Whittell Juan Mata's dramatic late goal earned Chelsea an unlikely three points in their quest for Champions League football as they secured a 1-0 victory at Premier League champions Manchester United on...

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Chelsea snatch last-gasp Europa win

Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic sits on a goalpost after they defeated Benfica in their Europa League final.

Tom Williams A stoppage-time goal by Branislav Ivanovic gave Chelsea a 2-1 victory over Benfica on Wednesday in the final of the Europa League in Amsterdam.

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Hazardous start in England for Chelsea star

Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo insists Eden Hazard won't become a target for the English Premier League's hatchet men after he inspired the Blues to a 2-0 win over Wigan on debut.

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Oscar's star turn as Chelsea held by Juve, Messi spares Barca blushes

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Tom Williams Chelsea's Champions League title defence began with a 2-2 draw at home to Juventus on Tuesday, while Lionel Messi came to Barcelona's rescue against Spartak Moscow and a sloppy Manchester United...

Oscar no slouch but Chelsea left to rue collapse

Tom Williams Chelsea's Brazilian prodigy Oscar announced his arrival in style with two goals at Stamford Bridge but it wasn't enough for the London side, which began its Champions League title defence with a 2-2...

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Chelsea brushed aside by Juventus

Juventus versus Chelsea

Barcelona and Bayern Munich qualified for the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday but Chelsea were in danger of picking up the dubious honour of becoming the first titleholders to crash out in the...

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Lampard double propels Chelsea up to third

Frank Lampard.

Tom Williams Frank Lampard provided a timely reminder of his value to Chelsea by scoring twice as his side reclaimed third place in the Premier League by coming from behind to win 2-1 at Everton on Sunday.

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United lead at top reduced as Dempsey strikes at the death

Tottenham Hotspur's Clint Dempsey celebrates his goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at White Hart Lane stadium in London, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Julian Guyer CLINT DEMPSEY'S equaliser in the final minute of stoppage-time denied Premier League leaders Manchester United victory as Tottenham Hotspur forced a 1-1 draw at a snowy White Hart Lane on Sunday.

Benitez feeling the blues

Chelsea's manager Rafa Benitez reacts during their English League Cup semi-final second leg soccer match against Swansea at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea January 23, 2013. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR

Jeremy Wilson SINCE Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea almost a decade ago, his club have finished the season without a trophy only three times. The first was in 2003-4 under Claudio Ranieri.

Chelsea keep their heads and Benitez keeps his job

Chelsea's Frank Lampard

Jason Burt LONDON: They came to bury Caesar, not to praise him. Defeat - even a draw, which appeared likely at one stage of this nervy contest - could have spelt the end for Rafael Benitez as Chelsea's interim...