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Vlog on the pitch – Reactions to Scolari’s arrival

July 9, 2008

Luiz Felipe Scolari held his first news conference as Chelsea manager on Tuesday.

Forget Mourinho, it’s time for an Italian job at Chelsea

May 26, 2008

Deja vu?After sacking Avram Grant following the club’s first Champions League final, nothing at Chelsea should surprise us.

Friday afternoon question: Is this the end of a Chelsea era?

May 23, 2008

Even costlier miss?

The futures of coach Avram Grant and several Chelsea players are uncertain following their Champions League final defeat by Manchester United. But how many will leave?

Ferguson also has something to prove in Champions League final

May 19, 2008

Lucky on the night?There have been a lot of stories lately about Avram Grant, and how he needs to prove his worth as a coach by seeing Chelsea to victory in the Champions League final on Wednesday (See Richard Williams in the Guardian for a flavour).

Has Grant finally been accepted at Chelsea?

May 1, 2008

Grant shows some emotion

He has achieved something no other Chelsea manager has by taking the club to a Champions League final, but there is still speculation Avram Grant will be axed at the end of the season.

Let’s be Frank about Lampard

April 28, 2008

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has returned to training following the death of his mother last week but, even if he wants to, should he play in Wednesday’s Champions League game against Liverpool?  

Riise offers Grant a short reprieve from the media’s glare

April 23, 2008

Chelsea’s 1-1 Champions League draw at Liverpool on Tuesday was all about Avram Grant getting a reprieve from the hacks who only days earlier said his time under Roman Abramovich was almost up.

Vlog on the pitch – Do semis offer last chance for Rijkaard and co?

April 21, 2008

Has it reached the stage where a Champions League semi-final is not enough to safeguard a coach’s job?

Grant was Sunday’s big winner, Mascherano the loser

March 25, 2008

Ronaldo celebrates his goal against LiverpoolAvram Grant was being ridiculed last week as not good enough to manage Chelsea, while referees were getting stick for not coming down harder on dissent.

Grant can’t match Mourinho at the microphone

March 12, 2008

Grant at a news conferenceIt’s true I had been up half the night worrying about our half-finished loft conversion during the worst gales of the winter but even so I should not have dropped off to sleep during Chelsea coach Avram Grant’s news conference this week.