Fernando Torres

Champions League 2013/14: Fernando Torres hits brace in Chelsea victory over Schalke

Fernando Torres marked his 100th start for Chelsea with a brace in a 3-0 win away to Schalke on Tuesday as Jose Mourinho's side safely negotiated a tough test in Champions League Group E.

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Fernando Torres leads Chelsea to victory over Manchester City

Fernando Torres.

Fernando Torres' last-minute goal gives Chelsea a 2-1 win at home to title rivals Manchester City.

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Spain's Xavi Hernandez retires from international football

Over and out: Xavi Hernandez will no longer play for Spain but will see out his contract at Barcelona.

Xavi Hernandez, Spain's leading playmaker in their run of three major titles, has retired from international duty after a disappointing World Cup.

Chelsea land prime target Diego Costa

Jeremy Wilson Chelsea are on the verge of clinching their main summer transfer target, with Diego Costa completing a medical yesterday (Wednesday) as part of the Atletico Madrid striker's £32 million ($57.

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Chelsea open negotiations to sign Fabregas

Matt Law and Luke Edwards Chelsea have opened negotiations over signing Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas.

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Socceroos keeper Mat Ryan chooses football over tennis racquet

Daniel Lane Had it not been for his craving the pressure of a Robin van Persie or Fernando Torres bearing down on him at pace, Australia’s World Cup goalkeeper Mat Ryan might be testing his remarkable...

Jose Mourinho banking on Eden Hazard to fire for Chelsea in Premier League title race

Eden Hazard

Jose Mourinho will need another inspired display from Eden Hazard as Chelsea try to cement their position on top of the English Premier League against Everton on Saturday.

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Chelsea in pole position after Galatasaray draw in UEFA Champions League

Eden Hazard

Chelsea have the upper hand in their Champions League last-16 tie with Galatasaray after coming away from a testing environment in Istanbul with a 1-1 first-leg draw.

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England should stick with Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole for Brazil World Cup: Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has urged England manager Roy Hodgson to stick with Chelsea veterans Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard for the World Cup in Brazil.

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Chelsea pull clear while Newcastle manager Alan Pardew sent off for headbutt

Chelsea's German striker Andre Schurrle celebrates scoring his third goal to complete his hattrick during the English Premier League football match between Fulham and Chelsea at Craven Cottage in London on March 1, 2014. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTON

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Tom Williams An Andre Schurrle hat-trick stretched Chelsea's lead in the Premier League on Saturday, while Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew was sent off for headbutting an opposition player.

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Advantage City as nine-man Chelsea crash

Willian (bottom) of Chelsea receives the first of his two yellow cards for this foul on Karim El Ahmadi of Aston Villa. The striker was sent off in the second-half.

Tom Williams Chelsea lost two players, their manager, and the initiative in the Premier League title race after crashing to a damaging 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa on Saturday.

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David Moyes needs Manchester United's players to pull him out of hole

Alan Hansen dinkus

Alan Hansen This is crisis time for David Moyes and Manchester United and the question now is how much longer the hierarchy at Old Trafford will be prepared to put up with it.

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Pastore stunner seals PSG win over Chelsea

Javier Pastore

Julien Pretot Javier Pastore's brilliant individual goal in stoppage time put the gloss on Paris St Germain's 3-1 Champions League quarter-final first leg win over Chelsea on Wednesday to leave the French side...

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Chelsea set sights on Swansea

Chelsea celebrates a goal.

Jose Mourinho's side will attempt to strengthen Premier League title challenge.

Six reasons for Manchester City collapse

Mark Ogden Manchester City have spent big money to build a squad which has top quality cover in every position, but Manuel Pellegrini has operated a two-tier approach this season, barely resting the likes of...

Mourinho moody in Madrid ahead of Champions League tie

Moody: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

Matt Law Jose Mourinho left Madrid in the eye of a storm and returned on Monday under the darkest of clouds.

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Jose Mourinho's cautious Chelsea frustrate Atletico

Chelsea draw.

Chelsea secure a 0-0 draw in a dreary Champions League first leg at the Vicente Calderon.

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How a few good men got Liverpool back on track

Peter Brukner

Peter Brukner There would not have been one person among the 95,000 singing the famous Liverpool anthem You'll Never Walk Alone at the MCG last July who thought that Liverpool had a realistic chance of winning...

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Chelsea's Jose Mourinho the 'Tactical One' in Liverpool upset

Master and apprentice: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and his former assistant, Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, did not shake hands after the match.

Henry Winter Jose Mourinho can change his line-up, change his mood and change his wardrobe but what rarely changes is his remarkable ability to keep setting his team up so adroitly against the heavyweights.

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Liverpool lose grip on EPL title following 2-0 home defeat by Chelsea

Hard to take: A Steven Gerrard howler gifted Chelsea the opening goal.

Steve Tongue With a first title in 24 years close enough to touch Liverpool were undone by old nemesis Jose Mourinho whose Chelsea side inflicted a potentially mortal blow with a 2-0 win at Anfield on Sunday.

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