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|MANCHESTER, England (AP)— Manchester
United has reported Chelsea to the Premier League for using Peter Kenyon's
services when he is still under contract with the Reds. Kenyon, Man United's
former chief executive, left the club in early September to join Chelsea
but has yet to reach a deal with both clubs over his starting date. United
filed its complaint with the Premier League after a report in Spain said
Kenyon had talked with Real Madrid about signing Michel Salgado for Chelsea.
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Notts County have urged Roman
Abramovich to donate Chelsea's portion of the gate receipts from their
Carling Cup tie tomorrow night to help them avoid financial ruin.
The cash-strapped club have called for the Russian billionaire to
help them out because their membership of the Football League is hanging
by a thread. Members of the Notts County Supporters Trust have written
to the Chelsea owner, requesting that their hosts double the 45 per
cent take of the ticket receipts due to the visitingclub .County can
expect to recoup between £150,000 and £200,000 from their 45 per cent
of the gate receipts. If that could be doubled with the help of a
public relations masterpiece from Abramovich, their future would be
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Veron, a notable absentee from Chelsea's squad against Manchester
City, will return for the more prosaic challenge of Notts County in the
Carling Cup on Wednesday. |
Veron enjoyed one of his more effective games in Chelsea's Champions League
victory over Lazio but Claudio Ranieri is still not satisfied with his
|Chelsea were the first team
to field a starting eleven without an Englishman but, as witnessed on
Wednesday against Lazio, it is a very English approach to the game which
could bring European success to Stamford Bridge.|
The 2-1 win over Lazio took Chelsea to the top of their group and, for
John Terry, captain in place of the injured Marcel Desailly, it is
that Englishness that enabled his side to overcome the Italians.
Terry said: "I think there will always
be an English mentality to this club, no matter how many foreign signings
the manager makes. He wants us all to be able to fight when it gets
tough and I think we showed that we can do that against Lazio. "To
produce that English spirit against a team like Lazio with quality
players is even more pleasing.
They are a good side with a real Italian mentality but we showed that
we really do believe in ourselves. "All the lads know that if there
is a tackle to be made or a ball to be won, myself and Frank [Lampard]
don't just go for it but we'll put ourselves right through it.
We don't even think about it, even in training. Because we don't know
any other way. That's the English spirit. "Yes, there might be a lot
of different people from different nationalities in the club but that
doesn't make any difference, whatever people say. People could easily
be upset because they're not in the starting eleven or on the bench,
but that isn't the mentality." '
Chelsea 2 v 1 Lazio
Chelsea's hopes of pulling off a much-needed Champions League victory
at home to Lazio on Wednesday have been boosted by the absence of
defender Fernando Couto from the Italian side. Couto has been ruled
out of the Group G clash at Stamford Bridge after suffering a head
injury. The Italian club confirmed that the 34-year-old, who was taken
to hospital after suffering the knock in Lazio's 1-0 defeat at AC
Milan on Sunday, had been ruled out. Lazio are top of Group G with
four points from their opening two matches, while Chelsea, third in
the English Premiership after their defeat at Arsenal on Saturday,
are tied on three points with Turkish side Besiktas.
Arsenal 2 v 1
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|Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 to replace it at
the top of the English Premier League.|
Arsenal had taken a 1-0 lead when Edu's 25-yard free kick deflected off
Ray Parlour and went in after just four minutes. It took Chelsea only
three minutes to tie on Hernan Crespo's goal. A good first half for Chelsea
which did not do as well in the second half .
The teams were tied until, with 15 minutes left, Chelsea goalkeeper Carlo
Cudicini went to scoop up the ball but let it slip away. It went off Arsenal's
Thierry Henry and into the net . No not again Carlo , (a
very similar error which helped Besiktas beat Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford
Bridge in the Champions League earlier this month)..
Arsenal pressure finally killed our dream ., but we'll be back.
Ranieri has become the first Chelsea boss ever to take a Barclaycard
Manager of the Month award, after scooping September's prize. The genial
Italian has brushed aside speculation regarding his future at Stamford
Bridge, to take his side to the top of the Premiership tree.|
His side's efforts in September stand the closest scrutiny, as The Blues
netted ten goals while registering three Premiership wins as well as victory
at Sparta Prague in the Champions League
Frank Lampard has won Player of the Month Awards"Much of Chelsea's
early season success can be attributed to the form of Frank Lampard. He
has shown he can play the part of goal scorer as well as goal provider
and his current form underlines what a key player he is for the West London
The Barclaycard Awards Panel includes representatives from football's
governing bodies, the media and fans.
|Everton dismissed reports that
Wayne Rooney could leave to join Chelsea. Rooney, 17, is already
a regular with the England squad and recently signed a three-year contract
at Everton, the club he supported as a boy. The Sun reported on its front
page Thursday that Chelsea was planning a 35-million-pound bid for Rooney.
The unsourced story said a Chelsea official held talks with Rooney's management
team last week.
Everton manager David Moyes said the rumors were ``complete rubbish.''
``There is no truth to it as far as I know and as the manager, I would expect to know something like that if it was happening,'' Moyes said.
``When I joined the club I made it clear to the board that if they haven't got any money, then don't give me any, but don't take away my best players. Nothing has changed.''
is predicting that Chelsea will NOT win the Premiership. The Soccer Saturday
pundit and skysports.com columinist is so adamant that the big-spending
Blues will be beaten to the ultimate prize, he will blitz the old barnet
for charity if they do. "Maybe its time we had another challenge and I'm
happy to raise money for charity if Chelsea win the Premiership - I just
don't think they will. "As I said before the season, they have signed
some great players but I just don't think they are ready to overtake Manchester
United and Arsenal yet."
Chelsea is TOP of the league table
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|Chelsea were held to a goalless draw by battling
Birmingham but still moved to the top of the Premiership, leapfrogging
London rivals Arsenal.|
Steve Bruce's Blues also moved up a place into fourth
courtesy of the point earned from a dour showdown, where clear-cut chances
were at a premium.
Chelsea simply could not find a way through and both teams will be happy
with a point as Chelsea are still unbeaten in the Premiership and Birmingham
are in a Champions League spot.