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Roberto Di Matteo

Chelsea look to Club World Cup to kickstart season

Spanish striker Fernando Torres says winning the Club World Cup would not make up for the disappointment of Chelsea's embarrassingly early exit from the Champions League.

Wednesday, 12 December, 2012, 2:37am

In-form City can take advantage of Chelsea

Two bets stand out in this weekend's English Premier League programme and one of them is in the big match between Chelsea and Manchester City. The reigning champions have the edge and not only because of Chelsea's slump in form that led to the sacking of Roberto di Matteo on Wednesday, the morning after their 3-0 defeat at Juventus in the Champions League.

24 Nov 2012 - 3:33am

Ruthless streak of Abramovich may be sign of genius

Stuck for a Christmas present to buy your favourite Chelsea fan? Then why not buy a set of Russian dolls - the small painted wooden figures that decrease in size and are placed inside one another. You can easily obtain matryoshkas in discounted bulk from any Guangdong factory listed under "cultural tack" on Alibaba, and they are easy to modify.

24 Nov 2012 - 3:06am

Who said it?

For the ideal that I hold dear to my heart, I'd not regret a thousand times to die

Premier Wen Jiabao quoting verses from poet Qu Yuan


At Chelsea, I think another sacking is just like any other day at the office

Former Chelsea soccer boss Andre Villas-Boas on the dismissal of his successor, Roberto Di Matteo


23 Nov 2012 - 2:22am

Rafa Benitez takes Chelsea hot seat as Roberto Di Matteo sacking draws flak

Newly appointed as Chelsea's latest interim coach, Rafael Benitez could be forgiven for wondering whether he has accepted a poisoned chalice.

The dismissal of Roberto Di Matteo on Wednesday means eight coaches have now been and gone during the nine-year tenure of owner Roman Abramovich.

23 Nov 2012 - 2:12am

Roberto Di Matteo says Chelsea need more defence

Chelsea manager Roberto di Matteo has hinted strongly that his team may abandon their attacking style in favour of a more defensive mentality after their 2-1 loss at West Bromwich Albion.

He is concerned by his team's slump in form after seeing the European champions take just two points from four games.

19 Nov 2012 - 3:16am

Chelsea sweat on John Terry injury after Liverpool score late equaliser

Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo was fearing the worst after John Terry sustained a knee injury during the 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.

13 Nov 2012 - 4:29am

Chelsea face 'bogey team' Liverpool

Roberto Di Matteo admits Liverpool have become Chelsea's "bogey team" ahead of the visit of Brendan Rodgers' side to Stamford Bridge today.

11 Nov 2012 - 4:09am

Di Matteo urges Chelsea to tighten after narrow win

Roberto di Matteo says Chelsea must tighten up defensively after seeing his side revitalise their Champions League title defence with a last-ditch 3-2 win at home to Shakhtar Donetsk.

9 Nov 2012 - 2:40am

Chelsea boss rails at refs in spite of gaining revenge against Man U

Chelsea coach Roberto Di Matteo has questioned his team's treatment at the hands of match officials in the wake of the club's controversial Premier League defeat by Manchester United last weekend.

2 Nov 2012 - 5:52am