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English Premier League: Arsenal salvage late Everton draw, Chelsea win

Mike Collett Arsenal showed the resilience that could underpin a Premier League title challenge when they scored twice in the closing minutes to draw 2-2 at Everton after the home side largely dominated the match...

Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas steer Chelsea to victory over Burnley

On the scoresheet: Diego Costa, right, celebrates with teammate Andre Schurrle.

New signings Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas made an instant impact for Chelsea as they launched their Premier League title bid with a confident 3-1 win at promoted Burnley on Monday.

Cesc Fabregas orchestrates victory on his Chelsea debut

Burnley's Michael Duff (L) challenges Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas during the English Premier League match in northern England on Monday.

Henry Winter Cesc Fabregas returned in style to English soccer, orchestrating victory on his Chelsea debut, showing the range of passing and vision formerly enjoyed by Arsenal.

Chelsea's Jose Mourinho: I will not apologise to Petr Cech

Jose Mourinho

Matt Law Jose Mourinho has offered goalkeeper Petr Cech no apology for refusing to speak privately with him over his demotion to the Chelsea substitutes' bench.

Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas is the EPL's signing of the summer

Cesc Fabregas

Matt Law The number on his back may be familiar, but the hairstyle has changed, the face is slightly more weathered, and the colour is certainly different for Cesc Fabregas.

English Premier League preview: New signing Diego Costa gives Jose Mourinho's Chelsea the edge

Got their man: Chelsea's new signing Diego Costa with Chelsea teammates Gary Cahill and John Terry.

Henry Winter It began as a plan, became a chant and is now a reality that could define a classic Premier League season.

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Ivory Coast and Chelsea star Didier Drogba retires from international football

Didier Drogba.

Mark Gleeson Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba has announced his international retirement on Friday after scoring 61 goals in 103 appearances for his country.

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois convinced he is Jose Mourinho's No. 1 choice ahead of Petr Cech

Petr Cech

Matt Law Thibaut Courtois is convinced he will start the season as Chelsea's No.1 and end Petr Cech's 10-year grip on the club's goalkeeping gloves.

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Mark Schwarzer signs one-year deal with Chelsea

Former Socceroos goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has signed a new one-year contract with Chelsea.

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Chelsea to sign Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa

Diego Costa

Chelsea have agreed to sign striker Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid, the English Premier League club announced on Tuesday.

Chelsea eye Fabregas as new Lampard

Matt Law Frank Lampard has confirmed he will leave Chelsea as the club line up Cesc Fabregas to be the midfielder's Stamford Bridge successor.

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Chelsea great Frank Lampard ends 13-year spell at club

Frank Lampard

Chelsea will have a massive void to fill in midfield next season after the club's all-time record goalscorer Frank Lampard announced on Monday he was ending his 13-year spell at Stamford Bridge.

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Mark Schwarzer to re-sign with Chelsea

Veteran goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer expects to sign a new deal with Chelsea after manager Jose Mourinho indicated he wanted him to stay for another season.

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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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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Liverpool and Chelsea battle for title

Luis Suarez

Steve Douglas It takes something pretty special to overshadow Ryan Giggs' first game as manager of Manchester United.

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Mourinho demands 'respect' for Chelsea

Respect: Jose Mourinho insists he will rest key players against Liverpool for Chelsea's Champions League return clash with Atletico Madrid.

Ian Winrow Jose Mourinho believes his Chelsea team deserve more "respect" from the rest of English football following fears his line-up at Liverpool on Sunday compromise the integrity of the Premier League...

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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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