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  1. Roman's decade of dominance at Stamford Bridge

    Kevin Palmer

    It was the deal that changed English football in an instant, and, as the 10th anniversary of Roman Abramovich's purchase of Chelsea edges closer, the true cost of his investment can be revealed for the first time. July 2, 2003 was the date Chelsea...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  2. Rafa Benitez approached to be PSG manager - reports

    Kevin Palmer

    Paris Saint-Germain have approached Rafael Benitez to succeed wantaway boss Carlo Ancelotti, according to reports in France.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2013
  3. Chelsea striker Fernando Torres - Rafa Benitez deserves credit

    Kevin Palmer

    Fernando Torres has paid tribute to outgoing Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez and hailed his influence on a season that culminated with a top-three finish in the Premier League and Europa League glory.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2013
  4. Rafael Benitez says next Chelsea boss will have it easy

    Kevin Palmer

    Outgoing Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez believes he has made life easier for his successor by laying the foundations for a new era of success at Stamford Bridge.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2013
  5. Andre Villas-Boas backs Rafael Benitez's Chelsea tenure

    Kevin Palmer

    Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas believes Rafael Benitez has been a success in his turbulent spell as Chelsea's interim manager.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2013
  6. Rafa Benitez: Top-four finish a priority for Chelsea

    Kevin Palmer

    Interim Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez has reminded his players of the importance of securing a top-four finish this season on the eve of Thursday night's Europa League semi-final against FC Basel.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2013
  7. Fernando Torres unfazed by Falcao to Chelsea rumours

    Kevin Palmer

    Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has claimed he would welcome the arrival of a big name striker at Stamford Bridge this summer.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2013
  8. Branislav Ivanovic: Tiredness is no excuse for Chelsea

    Kevin Palmer

    Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has insisted that tiredness "cannot be used as an excuse" for failure in the final stages of the season.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2013
  9. Rafael Benitez: FA Cup win extends 'great season'

    Kevin Palmer

    Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez claimed he is overseeing a 'great season' at Stamford Bridge following his side's FA Cup quarter-final replay victory against Manchester United on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2013
  10. Petr Cech: Chelsea's season has not been great

    Kevin Palmer

    Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has contradicted manager Rafa Benitez by conceding that his side are "not having such a fantastic season".

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2013
  11. Rafael Benitez blames Chelsea woes on blogger

    Kevin Palmer

    Chelsea interim boss Rafael Benitez believes his troubled reign as Stamford Bridge chief has been undermined by the interference of a solitary teenage blogger hailing from the Czech Republic.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2013
  12. Chelsea Frank Lampard: Steaua Bucharest tie 'on a knife edge'

    Kevin Palmer

    Chelsea's Frank Lampard believes Thursday night's Europa League clash with Steaua Bucharest is 'on a knife edge', as he has predicted a tension-filled night at Stamford Bridge.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2013
  13. Rafael Benitez praises Chelsea fans for supporting team

    Kevin Palmer

    Interim Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez refused to rise to the bait offered by reporters who goaded him in his post-match press conference following his side's 1-0 win against West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge.

    Story | Conversation | March 02, 2013
  14. West Brom's Steve Clarke supports Rafa Benitez's anger

    Kevin Palmer

    West Bromwich Albion manager Steve Clarke believes Rafael Benitez "didn't do a lot wrong" as the Spaniard attacked the Chelsea's supporters on Wednesday night, suggesting that most Premier League managers are little more than "interim" appointments.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2013
  15. Former Chelsea player Cundy says Benitez has only himself to blam...

    Kevin Palmer

    Former Chelsea defender Jason Cundy believes interim boss Rafael Benitez has been guilty of orchestrating his own downfall at Stamford Bridge, after failing to win over the club's fans by adopting an attractive brand of football.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2013
  16. Manuel Pellegrini front-runner to succeed Rafa Benitez at Chelsea...

    Kevin Palmer

    Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini has emerged as a leading contender to take over as Chelsea manager, after Rafael Benitez confirmed his days as the club's interim boss are coming to an end.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2013