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The Wednesday Gossip
United push on with Di Maria bid...or they want Strootman now, Spurs won't sell Townsend, who wants Lavezzi? CHELSEA IN FOR CARVALHO The transfer gossip is rather thin on the ground in the papers this morning, so we have jetted off to Portugal for our first hit.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Reports: Chelsea goalkeeper Courtois set to sign new Chelsea deal
Thibaut Courtois is set to sign a new Chelsea contract after his status as the club's No.
Times of Oman
Football: Dunga rings changes in first Brazil squad
Rio de Janerio: New Brazil coach Dunga announced the first squad of his second spell in charge of the Selecao on Tuesday, with only 10 of those who featured at the World Cup making the cut.
Coutinho, Miranda and Filipe Luis return to Brazil squad
Cruzeiro duo Ricardo Goulart and Everton Ribeiro are in line to make their international bows while FC Porto's Alex Sandro and Danilo also return to the Selecao On Tuesday, Brazil coach Dunga named his first squad since returning to the Selecao.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Mourinho seeking more finesse from Chelsea
Jose Mourinho: 'We have worked on expecting a team to be defensive and try to close every road to goal.'
Chelsea's A 200m of might set to face off with A 5m minnows Burnley ...
Is there another fixture in the football calendar that encapsulates the two ends of the Premier League spectrum better than Burnley versus Chelsea? West London chic meets old Lancashire grit.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Burnley vs. Chelsea: Key Selection Decisions for Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho and his players have to wait just a little while longer to get their campaign up and running, travelling to Burnley on Monday night.
Mourinho: Everyone will play, even Mikel and A 8m youngster
The Chelsea boss says every one of his midfielders will get a chance, implying that they will be staying with the Blues this season.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
This Is Lancashire
Burnley in the Premier: How one Chelsea striker cost the same as 1,067 Michael Duffs
AMONG the many Premier League previews written in the past few days, one perhaps summed up the financial challenge facing Burnley more than most.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Premier League: Fatigue will lead to weakened Chelsea teams early in season, says Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho doesn't think he will be able to field his strongest Chelsea team early in the Premier League season because of World Cup fatigue.
Chelsea don't have right to Barkley, insists Everton boss
The 20-year-old has been linked with a move away from Goodison Park this summer and following Chelsea's sale of striker Romelu Lukaku to the Toffees , speculation the Londoners have made a verbal agreement with Everton over Ross Barkley ensued.
Could new Tottenham 'do a Liverpool' this season?
You've got to love a man who sees the positives in all things - it's sweet. Talk of Brendan Rodgers dominates a mailbox that also talks Chelsea, City and Man United... If you have anything to say on any subject, mail us at email@example.com Tottenham Could Be This Year's Surprise As a lifelong Spurs fan, I have approached each new season ... (more)
Thu Aug 14, 2014
10 Biggest Concerns for Jose Mourinho Ahead of 2014-15 Season
After all the talk of Chelsea being little horses in the title race last season, Jose Mourinho has spent the summer building a thoroughbred squad.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
The ultimate Fantasy Football tips - how to beat your mates and pick the best team
No matter how excited you are for the new season, it seems that Fantasy Football is a cruel mistress: for all your efforts, you just never win.
Ramires and Chelsea's boys from Brazil chill out ahead of the start of the Premier League
Ramires was joined by several of his international teammates for what appears to be a typical Brazilian BBQ ahead of the start of their Premier League campaign.
Five intriguing starting XI questions. Gerrard's partner?
One of the highlights of opening weekend is the news of the starting XIs filtering through.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Wins for Man United and Chelsea
Manchester United triumphed in Louis van Gaal's first home match as manager as substitute Marouane Fellaini's late goal saw them defeat Valencia 2-1 at Old Trafford.
Live: Chelsea - Real Sociedad
Jose Mourinho should be very happy with his side after that half. Chelsea have been entirely comfortable since their flying start and a brace from Diego Costa.
Didier Drogba should return to Chelsea action soon after a positive scan on his ankle
Read more: Jose Mourinho: Frank Lampard is the past and Cesc Fabregas the future of Chelsea Ferencvaros vs Chelsea: Cesc Fabregas and Ramires score brilliant goals for the Blues... but Didier Drogba limps off injured in Hungary Didier Drogba retires from international football: Striker calls it a day on Ivory Coast to focus on Chelsea The ... (more)
This Is Lancashire
Mourinho: We'll be ready for Burnley after six-country tour
CHELSEA's preparations for Monday's season opener against Burnley have taken them to six different countries, and Jose Mourinho goes into tonight's final friendly against Real Sociedad insisting the Blues will be more than ready for their trip to Turf Moor.