RISKY CAREER MOVE

Tottenham are doing Modric a favour by blanking Chelsea

Chelsea’s attempts to shop locally rarely produce good results

Luka Modric

Luka Modric is bossing the back pages right now. The Croatian misguidedly assumed gentlemanliness to be a common characteristic of football folk and is now angry that Spurs won’t stick to an apparent gentleman’s agreement to let him [...]

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FAMILY AFFAIRS

Raymond Domenech’s mum wades in on the France debacle

Mme. Domenech is ready to tear Nicolas Anelka a new one

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France‘s crowning ceremony as international football’s biggest laughing stock was just as spectacular as expected yesterday. With sponsors deserting Les Bleus left, right and centre, the team crashed to a 2-1 defeat against South Africa. Boss [...]

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Have a flutter

Put your money where Lawrenson’s mouth is!

Player of the Year, says Lawrenson

Nicolas Anelka

He might lack the eloquence and dreamy sense of style of a John McCririck, but Mark Lawrenson still knows a sure thing when he sees one. And he saw one last night, damn it.

Talking after the Arsenal/Chelsea match highlights on [...]

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Action Replay

Video highlights: Chelsea/ Porto and Besiktas/ Man Utd

English sides secure victories in Europe

Chelsea 1/ Porto 0 The Blues didn’t exactly carry themselves with the confidence that has allowed them to steamroll through Premiership opposition so far this season, but they claimed a vital [...]

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Secret defender

Didier Drogba: “I sacrifice myself for Chelsea”

“Great” striker praises his own selflessness

Didier Drogba

Since earning the Premier League Golden Boot in 2006/07, Didier Drogba has failed to ripple the net on as many occasions as Nicolas Anelka. One might put this down to the fact that he didn’t play as many games as his stroppy [...]

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