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Football: Cold-blooded Schurrle gives Chelsea spark

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes that there is more to come from Andre Schurrle after the Germany international's hat-trick sent his side four points clear at the Premier League summit. Schurrle has struggled to establish himself in Mourinho's starting line-up and his appearance in Saturday's 3-1 win at Fulham was only his eighth league start since his £18 million ($30.1 million, 21.8 million euros) move from Bayer Leverkusen last June.

Football: Eto'o row overshadows Chelsea trip to Turkey

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho on Tuesday vented his fury following the broadcast of comments he made 'off the record' about striker Samuel Eto'o, as the Premier League club prepared to face Galatasaray in the Champions League. The focus moved away from the first leg of their last-16 tie in Istanbul on Wednesday to the fall-out caused by the broadcast of what Mourinho thought was a private conversation on French television.

Football: Mourinho relieved by Terry's Chelsea return

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that his side have missed captain John Terry during the centre-back's recent three-game absence due to injury. Mourinho confirmed on Friday that the defender will return for the Premier League meeting with Everton on Saturday after being sidelined with a gluteal muscle problem. During Terry's spell out, Chelsea have won just once, beating Newcastle United at home before drawing at struggling West Bromwich Albion and exiting the FA Cup at Manchester City in their last outing.

Terry back to give Chelsea stability - Mourinho

By Steve Tongue LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea captain John Terry will return for the Premier League leaders at home to Everton on Saturday but fellow defender David Luiz is unfit. Centre half Terry has been absent for three games and manager Jose Mourinho said he was missed, especially in the 2-0 FA Cup fifth-round defeat at Manchester City last Saturday. "It's important especially as we don't have David Luiz," Mourinho told a news conference at Chelsea's training ground.

Football: Wenger hits back at 'silly' Mourinho jibe

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insisted Sunday comments from Chelsea rival Jose Mourinho that he was a "specialist in failure" were "silly" and "disrespectful". "I do not want to go into that - those were silly, disrespectful remarks," Wenger said when asked about Mourinho's recent taunt after Arsenal beat Liverpool 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium to advance into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. "I never spoke about him (Mourinho) in my press conference," the Frenchman added. "I know one thing, it is more embarrassing for Chelsea than it is for me."

Football: Mourinho intensifies Wenger attack

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has gone one step further in his criticism of Arsene Wenger by claiming he would have quit by now if he had been as unsuccessful as the Arsenal boss. The high-profile managers became embroiled in a war of words on Friday as the Premier League title race hots up, with Mourinho labelling his Arsenal counterpart "a specialist in failure".

Football: Toure escapes FA charge despite Mourinho plea

Jose Mourinho's plea for Yaya Toure to be suspended fell on deaf ears as the Football association announced Monday that no disciplinary action would be taken against the Manchester City midfielder. Toure appeared to kick out at Ricky van Wolfswinkel during his side's scoreless draw away to Norwich City last weekend that allowed Chelsea to move above Manuel Pellegrini's men at the top of the Premier League table. Ivory Coast international Toure escaped punishment during the game because referee Jon Moss did not see the incident.

Mourinho stokes up feud with Man City

By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho stoked up his war of words with Manuel Pellegrini on Monday, questioning the Manchester City manager's sums and calling on the Chilean's talismanic midfielder Yaya Toure to be suspended. Mourinho, who will have Fernando Torres fit to return at West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday after a three-week layoff with a knee problem but is again without John Terry due to a minor injury, took the mind games to a new level on the eve of the Premier League tussle at The Hawthorns.

Football: Chelsea relying on rival failings, says Mourinho

Jose Mourinho insists Chelsea's Premier League title prospects rest in the hands of rivals Arsenal and Manchester City. Mourinho's side boosted their chances with Monday's impressive 1-0 victory over Manuel Pellegrini's City side at the Etihad Stadium. But the manager maintains his team remains the weakest of the three main contenders for the championship because they are still a work in progress during the Portuguese's first season back at the club. And Mourinho claims Chelsea remain in contention largely because of the failings of the top two.

Football: Mourinho says Chelsea 'not title candidates'

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has dismissed his side's chances of winning the Premier League this season no matter what the outcome of their trip to leaders Manchester City on Monday. Chelsea will head to the Etihad Stadium three points adrift of City, who replaced Arsenal at the summit after crushing Tottenham Hotspur 5-1 at White Hart Lane on Wednesday. A victory against Manuel Pellegrini's side will see Chelsea draw level on points with them, but Mourinho believes his team are not yet ready to be installed as genuine title contenders.
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