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Demba Ba: I won't leave Chelsea if they sign Wayne Rooney from Manchester United

Demba Ba has promised to stay at Chelsea even if the club do sign Wayne Rooney, claiming that the arrival of the England and Manchester United striker will only make him a better player.<p>Ostensibly, it would seem that Jose Mourinho's desire to buy Rooney should raise questions over the future of Ba …

John Terry survives horror tackle as Oscar and Eden Hazard score in Chelsea's 2-0 'friendly' victory over Inter

Jose Mourinho was enthused and relieved in equal measure this morning as Chelsea got their US tour off to a winning start.<p>First half goals from the excellent Oscar and Eden Hazard were enough to see off the challenge of Inter Milan here to set up a Sunday evening date with the Italian’s arch rivals …

Drogba: Blues can thrive under Jose

Didier Drogba reiterated his belief that the reunion of his former manager Jose Mourinho with his old club Chelsea would be "a good combination" as …

I will be up to speed with Chelsea for start of the season, says Fernando Torres after summer break

Fernando Torres has warned their rivals both he and the rest of Jose Mourinho's new-look Chelsea squad will be ready to hit the ground running when the Premier League campaign kicks off again later this month.<p>Spain forward Torres has joined up again with <b>Chelsea</b> having had some extra time off …

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Barcelona make official bid for Chelsea's Brazilian international David Luiz

Barcelona have finally submitted a formal bid for Chelsea defender David Luiz.<p>The offer will test Jose Mourinho's resolve to keep the 26-year-old Brazil international, who has long been linked with a move to the Nou Camp, despite Chelsea's continued insistence that he is not for sale<p>If <b>Chelsea</b> do …

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Jose Mourinho: Chelsea's 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid not a drama. We have time to iron out mistakes

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho shrugged off defeat to his former club Real Madrid as "not a drama" and admits he was pleased to see his side make mistakes in the match as it means they can now work on correcting them ahead of the new season.<p><b>Chelsea</b> slumped to their first defeat of pre-season as …

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Nathan Ake pens new Chelsea deal

Chelsea youngster Nathan Ake has signed a new five-year contract with the club.<p>Ake, 18, moved to Stamford Bridge from Feyenoord in 2011 and managed …

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Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard ready to hit ground running for club and country and ready to face Scotland

Frank Lampard believes he is ready to start the season for club and country after overcoming the injury difficulties which have restricted him this summer.<p>The midfielder, 35, has been battling an Achilles problem which has left him able to play just two halves this pre-season.<p>But the way Lampard, …

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Chelsea 2 Roma 1 – Frank Lampard goal helps Premier League side to victory in pre-season tour match

Jose Mourinho doesn’t need telling what a vital member of his Chelsea squad Frank Lampard is but, just for good measure, the midfielder proved it once again here this morning.<p>The 35 year-old has barely featured during this pre-season because of an Achilles problem and, after coming on as a …

Jose Mourinho will consider other options if Chelsea's potential final bid for Man Utd striker Wayne Rooney fails

Jose Mourinho has suggested that Chelsea are ready to make at least one more bid for Wayne Rooney but has also now stressed that "different decisions" could be made and is refusing to rule out the possibility of turning to Samuel Eto'o.<p>Mourinho had previously said that it was "Rooney or bust" for …

Jose Mourinho back in 'natural habitat'

Jose Mourinho has said he is looking forward to the "salt-and-pepper" unpredictability of his "natural habitat" and a very open title race, but …

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Frank Lampard hopeful Chelsea will sign Wayne Rooney from Manchester United

Frank Lampard would welcome Wayne Rooney to Chelsea and hopes manager Jose Mourinho gets his way if he continues to pursue the Manchester United and England striker.<p>Mourinho has made it clear Rooney is his only transfer target this summer, but United are insistent the 27 year-old is not for …

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Chelsea 2 Hull City 0: match report

Read a full match report of the Premier League game between Chelsea and Hull City at Stamford Bridge on Sunday August 18, 2013.<p>This felt like a testimonial for Jose Mourinho at times rather than a contest for <b>Premier League</b> points. When <b>Chelsea</b> were awarded a penalty, one half-expected Mourinho to be …

Lampard loving Mourinho return

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard believes Jose Mourinho’s return to the club has created a feel-good factor that can carry the Blues to success this …

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Blues to bide time on Wayne Rooney

Jose Mourinho and Chelsea will make a third attempt to sign Wayne Rooney from Manchester United -- but will leave it until after the Blues have …

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Mourinho wants more from Eden Hazard

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has sent a pointed and public message to Eden Hazard, saying he wants the player to make full use of his “top talent” …

Chelsea agree £30 million Willian deal

Willian has opted to join Chelsea rather than Tottenham, a source has told ESPN, with the Blues agreeing a £30 million deal with Anzhi Makhachkala to …

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku does no fear arrival of Wayne Rooney or Samuel Eto’o

Romelu Lukaku says he will not feel threatened if either Wayne Rooney or Samuel Eto’o joins Chelsea before the transfer window closes.<p>“I’m not scared, let them come,” declared the 20-year-old after Jose Mourinho revealed the club would make a third bid for <b>Manchester United</b> striker Rooney after …

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Tottenham will fail if they attempt to sign midfielder Juan Mata say Chelsea

Chelsea will rebuff any attempt by Tottenham Hotspur to sign Juan Mata before the transfer window closes.<p>The Premier League club are adamant that they have not yet received an inquiry from <b>Tottenham</b> for the Spanish international.<p>Sources at Spurs had suggested that an inquiry was made over the past …

Manchester United v Chelsea set to be 'feisty'

Chelsea's strong attacking line-up will be a challenge for Manchester United, according to Tim Rolls from the Chelsea Supporters' Trust.<p><b>Chelsea</b>'s Premier League clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford is set to be a "feisty" game according to Tim Rolls of the Chelsea Supporters Trust, against …

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Lampard: Fear held Blues, United back

Frank Lampard believes Chelsea and Manchester United believes a fear of defeat to a Premier League title rival prevented both teams from playing to …

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Jose Mourinho says Fernando Torres has repaid half of his £50m fee after Manchester United v Chelsea

Jose Mourinho branded Fernando Torres his "20 and a half" million pound man after the Chelsea manager left the club's record signing on the bench for last night's goalless draw with Manchester United.<p>Torres was eventually introduced in the second half as Mourinho's experiment of operating without a …

Wayne Rooney given ultimatum

Jose Mourinho has given Wayne Rooney 48 hours to go public about his desire to leave Manchester United for Chelsea -- or he will turn his attention …

Jose Mourinho: Wayne Rooney 'must finish the story' over Chelsea transfer

After Chelsea play out a goalless draw with Manchester United, Jose Mourinho says it is time for Wayne Rooney to come clean about his desires.<p>Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho praised the performance of Wayne Rooney and said it was time for the <b>Manchester United striker</b>to make a decision about whether …

Chelsea to sign Christian Atsu from Porto

Chelsea are set to beat Tottenham and Liverpool to yet another winger in the shape of Porto youngster Christian Atsu.<p>The 21-year-old Ghana international, who has just a year left on his contract, is expected to travel to London for a medical and to discuss personal terms after a fee was agreed in …

Samuel Eto’o ready to follow Willian into Chelsea and end chase for Wayne Rooney

Samuel Eto’o is likely to complete his move to Chelsea on Thursday, finally ending Jose Mourinho’s summer-long pursuit of Wayne Rooney.<p>Eto’o was on Wednesday night expected to arrive at Stamford Bridge on a one-year deal for a £2 million fee after Anzhi Makhachkala team-mate Willian wrapped up his …

Mourinho: Juan Mata going nowhere

PRAGUE -- Jose Mourinho has attempted to draw a line under speculation linking Juan Mata with a move away from Chelsea, insisting he wants the …

Bayern Munich 2 Chelsea 2 (aet); Bayern win 5-4 on pens: player ratings

Player ratings from the Eden Stadium in Prague as Bayern Munich beat Chelsea on penalties to win the European Super Cup.<p><b>BAYERN MUNICH</b> <b><br>Manuel Neuer 6</b><br>Could not get near Torres’ eighth minute strike but helped create Bayern’s equaliser with quick throw out of defence. Culpable for allowing Hazard’s …

Lukaku stars as Chelsea hit eight

Romelu Lukaku continued his hot scoring streak as Jose Mourinho's Chelsea completed their pre-season tour of Asia with eight goals in a ruthless 8-1 …

Jose: Lampard can emulate Makelele

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will use Frank Lampard sparingly in the new Premier League season, but believes the veteran midfielder can develop a …