Despite the disappointing sixth place finish in the Premier League, the silverware won in the form of Champions League had erased the negatives of Chelsea side last season. Roberto Di Matteo, who took the reins as Chelsea manager in between the two leagues of Round of 16 phase in the Champions League last season, had 

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When the appointment of Rafael Benitez was announced by Chelsea, many expected the Spaniard to tighten up the Chelsea defence, as he had done when he arrived at Liverpool. In those years, Benitez had quite a consistent back line of defenders, with Jamie Carragher, Sami Hyypia, Steve Finnan and Djimi Traore playing most games in 

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It’s been a brilliant weekend of football yet again, with plenty of goals and drama for us all to get excited about. QPR are slowly improving with the appointment of Harry Redknapp, who took charge after Mark Hughes was inadvertently shown the door. Clint Dempsey and Moussa Dembélé enjoyed a successful return to Craven Cottage, 

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Going into the Chelsea v Manchester City game this Sunday, I expected to hear a few of the 40,000 odd Chelsea fans booing new manager Rafael Benitez. After all, the appointment was very controversial; the way in which previous manager Roberto Di Matteo was sacked, Benitez’s past comments about Chelsea, the lead up to the 

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Earlier today, while at school, I was informed of the sacking of Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo and my first feeling was one of bemusement. Bemused at the fact that the man who had led Chelsea to their first Champions League trophy and to an FA Cup all within two months had been sacked after 

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