The inclusion of Branislav Ivanovic on the Chelsea team sheet that started and lost to Porto yesterday night caused disappointment and frustration among many Chelsea fans. The Serbian right-back, who has been in a disastrous form since the beginning of the season, was expected to be dropped for the mid-week champions league clash, and understandably 

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After Saturday’s draw at Newcastle, the fifth occasion this season Chelsea have dropped points to leave them 15th and already trailing leader’s Manchester United by eight points, manager Jose Mourinho questioned the “desire and commitment” of his players ahead of the midweek Champions League game with Porto. Mourinho had seen enough from his team’s display 

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Formation: 4-3-1-2   GK: Petr Čech He may no longer be the Chelsea’s first choice, but let’s face it, there aren’t many teams in the world whose starting XI wouldn’t include Čech if they had the choice. With his height and agility, Čech has made hardly any mistakes whatsoever in his ten years in the 

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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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