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Laudrup: Chelsea 'obviously' need the trophy more than Swansea

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup has started the mind games ahead of tonight’s Capitol One Cup semi-final second leg, by claiming their is more pressure on Chelsea to lift this cup than there is on his own team. League Two side Bradford City lay in wait for tonight’s winner, having eliminated their third Premier League

Police play down arrests made after Leeds-Chelsea tie

Ch Supt Paul Money has played down arrests following the Leeds versus Chelsea cup-tie in midweek, claiming the atmosphere was amazing for such a rivalry. Security at the Elland Road stadium had to eject or reject entry to a total of 34 people, including adults that were trying to gain entry via use of childs

Chelsea find out their fate today, Europa League and Capitol One Cup draws completed

Chelsea today found out their opponents for the Capital One Cup semi-final, as well as their draw for their Europa League round-of-32, and round-of-16. Chelsea will face Swansea City in the Capitol One Cup semi-final, played over two legs, with the first leg to be played at Stamford Bridge on January 9, and the second

Five-star Chelsea smash Leeds to make last four of Capitol One Cup

Chelsea beat Leeds United 5-1 in the Capitol One Cup tonight to book their place in the semi-finals. After losing their chance to win the World Club Cup final on Sunday, they faced a tough return to England with another cup fixture. Leeds lived up to the hype, giving as good as they got, before

Chelsea's Lampard and Mata under-line tough task away at Leeds United tonight

Chelsea have a fierce rivalry with Leeds United, and Frank Lampard and Juan Mata have underlined the importance of the tough task ahead away at Elland Road tonight. Chelsea and Leeds heated rivalry dates back to 1970, when a ruthless battle in the FA Cup final replay was let loose by the referee. The referee

Oscar unhappy after World Club Cup snub

Oscar is upset after being left out of the starting line-up for the World Club Cup semi-final, and Benitez has expressed his delight at the players reaction. Benitez said: ‘Oscar is fine. He’s a very good professional. We don’t have any issue with him. ‘I try to manage players, especially in his position because we

Leeds manager: I will look to rest players for Chelsea clash

Neil Warnock admitted after the weekend’s win over Ipswich Town, that he would be resting players for the Chelsea match on Wednesday Jerome Thomas was his man-of-the-match for Leeds but is still struggling for match fitness after recovering from inury. Warnock said: “I am still trying to get Jerome fit enough to play a full

Chelsea's Capitol One Cup preparation hits a snag

Chelsea’s flight out of Japan, where they have just played the World Club Cup final, has been delayed. Chelsea had hoped to leave Japan immediately after their final match against Corinthians today, but have been told they cannot fly due to noise pollution. The European champions will now leave around 11AM, potentially arriving in the

FA cut Chelsea ticket allocation for Leeds trip

Chelsea have had their ticket allocation for their Capital-One Cup quarter-final at Elland Road next week cut, from 5000 to 3000, because of fears over crowd trouble. Chelsea we’re originally allocated 15% according to Football League rules, but we’re cut by 2000 after consultation with the West Yorkshire Police. It follows a High Court ruling

Chelsea's John Obi Mikel not to appeal against ban for Clattenburg incident

John Obi Mikel has decided not to appeal against his three-match ban and £60,000 fine for threatening referee Mark Clattenburg in the stormy aftermath of Chelsea’s 3-2 defeat against Manchester United. Chelsea are well aware that players have been suspended for much longer for serious abuse against an official and, following a personal hearing, there