Every morning A Different League searches the nations press to bring you the latest goings on at Chelsea. Today:
Nicolas Anelka sets Chelsea on way to victory.
Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien is staying upbeat despite missing the next four to six weeks after he suffered a meniscus injury while training with Ghana in Angola for the African Cup of Nations.
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti insists Joe Cole is going nowhere despite the English midfielder reportedly dissatisfied with the amount of time he spends on the bench.
Nicolas Anelka’s contract talks with Chelsea have stalled.
Ray Wilkins was proud of the Blues’ ‘professional’ performance as we overcame a tough Cup tie challenge against Preston North End.
Chelsea hung on for an entertaining win against West Ham on Saturday morning, having almost surrendered a 4-1 lead.
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