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SI.com: Georgina Turner: Michael Carrick struggles with inconsistency, mounting criticismupdated: Fri Feb 25 2011 15:59:00

In few other midfields do the faces of the past seem still so vivid as they do at Manchester United. This week's uninspiring, goalless draw with Marseille prompted the same kind of examination of United's central personnel as virtually every other disappointing big-game result since Roy Keane left the midfield he had recently cut to ribbons in an unaired interview in 2005. Much of this week's media forensics has focused on Darron Gibson, the latest "new Paul Scholes" to stall the old Paul Scholes' retirement, but another question poses itself: What's happened to Michael Carrick?

New year, new Rooney as United stay topupdated: Sat Jan 01 2011 16:19:00

Wayne Rooney scored his first goal in open play since March last year to help Manchester United to a 2-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns on Saturday.

SI.com: Georgina Turner: Premier League report cardupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 14:19:00

With a quarter of the Premier League season done and dusted, now feels like a good time to take a look at a few player/manager report cards.

SI.com: Georgina Turner: West Ham faces battle for survivalupdated: Sat Oct 30 2010 09:23:00

This Premier League season is almost 10 games old, the first point at which it is really permissible to scan the table and suck your teeth as you read the names at the bottom. The last one you'll reach is West Ham United, which has taken six points from the first 27 available.

SI.com: Georgina Turner: Eyes back onto the field for Merseyside derbyupdated: Sat Oct 16 2010 17:11:00

In the thick of the Anfield soap opera, which has brought to the sports pages of British newspapers the orgy of hairdresser's-chair gossip usually confined to the TV mags, Sunday's Merseyside derby has become a minor subplot. New England Sports Ventures' stop-start and now concluded takeover, Tom Hicks' desperate interventions, anguished supporters' pleas ... the chronic uncertainty of Liverpool's future has left barely a column inch for the soccer.

SI.com: Jonathan Wilson: Tactical observations from the first weekend of the Premier Leagueupdated: Tue Aug 17 2010 15:01:00

Tactical notes from the first weekend of the Premier League season:

SI.com: Georgina Turner: Goalkeeper gaffes dominate opening weekend in the Premiershipupdated: Mon Aug 16 2010 15:48:00

The opening weekend of the Premiership was hardly a feast of goals -- in August 1926, spectators at the top flight's first round of fixtures gorged themselves on a record-setting smorgasbord of 52 goals; despite the best efforts of Chelsea and Blackpool, this weekend brought a total of 23, restrained even by more recent standards. Joe Hart, newly installed as Manchester City's No. 1 goalkeeper, was almost single-handedly responsible. If not for him, Tottenham Hotspur could have pushed the total closer to 30.

Cole sees red as Liverpool and Arsenal draw at Anfieldupdated: Sun Aug 15 2010 13:28:00

Liverpool new boy Joe Cole was sent off for the first time in his professional career in a 1-1 draw against Arsenal in their English Premier League opener on Sunday at Anfield.

SI.com: Georgina Turner: Premiership storylines to watch in 2010-11updated: Fri Aug 13 2010 11:13:00

With the Premier League season kicking off Saturday, here's what the next nine months might have in store ...

SI.com: Georgina Turner: EPL season predictionsupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 11:38:00

With a week to go before the season begins, here is my read on how the 20 Premier League clubs will finish, with the caveat that rosters could still change because we're in the midst of the transfer window.

Stuttgart hang on in Europa League qualifiers, Liverpool strollupdated: Thu Aug 05 2010 17:58:00

Stuttgart survived a scare against Norwegian minnows Molde in the Europa League qualifiers, but Liverpool breezed into the next round.

Spain celebrates World Cup winupdated: Tue Aug 03 2010 11:53:00

The streets of Madrid were packed with fans as the Spanish team arrived with the World Cup. CNN's Don Riddell reports.

Torres: I'm staying at Liverpoolupdated: Tue Aug 03 2010 11:53:00

Liverpool's star striker Fernando Torres has given the club a huge boost ahead of the new Premier League season by insisting he has no intention of leaving the club.

SI.com: Georgina Turner: Man City has early edge in EPL's race for fourthupdated: Sat Jul 31 2010 11:26:00

The last six Premier League titles have been won by Chelsea or Manchester United, so it is hardly surprising that last season's shoulder-to-shoulder race for fourth place between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City captured the imagination. Fingernails in the north and the south were gnawed short as the two clubs exchanged the lead several times before Spurs took the fourth spot at Eastlands in the season's penultimate game.

Captain Gerrard: I'm happy at Liverpoolupdated: Tue Jul 20 2010 14:57:00

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says he is happy to stay with the English Premier League side after reported interest from Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Liverpool sign England star Coleupdated: Mon Jul 19 2010 10:08:00

Liverpool have signed England midfielder Joe Cole on a four-year deal following his departure from Premier League rivals Chelsea.

Ballack and Cole shown door by English champions Chelseaupdated: Wed Jun 09 2010 10:03:00

Midfield stars Michael Ballack and Joe Cole have been released on free transfers by English Premier League champions Chelsea after coming to the end of their contracts.

Japan own goals rescue lackluster Englandupdated: Mon May 31 2010 02:05:00

England came from behind to win 2-1 but needed two own goals from Japan defenders to scramble to victory in their World Cup warm-up match in Graz on Sunday.

Chelsea go four points clear of United; Inter reach Italian Cup finalupdated: Tue Apr 13 2010 17:50:00

Chelsea moved a step closer to breaking Manchester United's stranglehold on the English Premier League title with a controversial 1-0 victory at home to Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday night.

SI.com: Georgina Turner: Chelsea's bold approach triumphs over tired Unitedupdated: Tue Apr 06 2010 13:12:00

Hats off to Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti, who surprised everyone -- perhaps even Didier Drogba himself -- by leaving his leading goal scorer on the bench against Manchester United and fielding the same starting 11 that had demolished Aston Villa the week before.

SI.com: The Limey: Arsenal providing bang for buck, while United in the redupdated: Fri Jan 22 2010 16:52:00

Less than eight weeks ago, after his team's 3-0 home defeat to Chelsea, the howls of frustration against Arsène Wenger reached a crescendo. It didn't help that, in addition to losing to Arsenal's North London rivals, the bile thrown at the Frenchman was accentuated by his continued stubbornness in persevering with youth and not spending big money like his rivals around him.

Drogba boost for Chelsea as Cole returnsupdated: Tue Sep 22 2009 12:58:00

Chelsea have been lifted by the news that Didier Drogba's injury is not as bad as feared, while England midfielder Joe Cole is set to make his long-awaited comeback.

SI.com: The Limey: Manchester City's newfound riches can improve the EPLupdated: Fri Jan 23 2009 12:47:00

Thanks to Dimitar Berbatov's 90th-minute winner at Bolton last weekend, Manchester United is back on top of the Premier League for the first time this season. Yet it was the 17-time English champions' crosstown rival, Manchester City, who hogged the global spotlight last week.

Chelsea are rocked by Cole injury setbackupdated: Sat Jan 17 2009 12:59:00

Chelsea have been rocked by the loss of England international midfielder Joe Cole for the rest of the season.

Zola makes successful return to halt Chelseaupdated: Mon Dec 15 2008 07:42:00

West Ham manager Gianfranco Zola returned to Stamford Bridge and saw his struggling side snatch a vital point in a 1-1 draw which kept Chelsea off the top of the English Premier League table.

Free for all: the best and worst WAGsupdated: Wed Dec 03 2008 10:25:00

The players love them, the papers love them and in general, the public seems to have taken them to their hearts -- their excessive shopping habits notwithstanding.

Top English trio held to goalless drawsupdated: Sat Nov 22 2008 15:15:00

None of the Premier League's top three teams managed a goal between them on Saturday as Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United were all held to surprise 0-0 draws.

Chelsea stay top as Liverpool keep paceupdated: Sun Oct 05 2008 13:55:00

Chelsea shrugged off their injury problems to brush aside Aston Villa 2-0 on Sunday to stay unbeaten and top of the English Premier League.

Kalou saves Chelsea after United go aheadupdated: Sun Sep 21 2008 12:03:00

Salomon Kalou salvaged a point for Chelsea in a 1-1 draw against defending Premier League champions Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Chelsea cruise to opening Champions winupdated: Tue Sep 16 2008 17:04:00

First-half headers from Frank Lampard and Joe Cole set last season's runners-up Chelsea on their way, as they cruised past Bordeaux 4-0 to earn manager Luiz Felipe Scolari his first Champions League win in their Group A opener.

Walcott hat-trick as England humble Croatiaupdated: Mon Sep 15 2008 05:05:00

England took revenge for their Euro 2008 exit by humbling 10-man Croatia 4-1 in Zagreb with Theo Walcott scoring a magnificent hat-trick.

England think of points not revengeupdated: Sun Sep 07 2008 11:33:00

England face their first big test under new manager Fabio Capello when they travel to Croatia for Wednesday's World Cup qualifier against the side that snuffed out their hopes of a place in the Euro 2008 finals last November.

Cole double as England struggle past Andorraupdated: Sat Sep 06 2008 16:25:00

A second half double from Joe Cole spared Fabio Capello's blushes as his first competitive game in charge of England saw his team beat minnows Andorra 2-0 on Saturday night.

Late Cole strike earns draw for Englandupdated: Wed Aug 20 2008 18:12:00

England midfielder Joe Cole scored in injury time to salvage a 2-2 friendly draw against the Czech Republic at Wembley.

Man United and Chelsea record big winsupdated: Sat Jul 26 2008 16:33:00

Premier League top dogs Manchester United and Chelsea warmed up for the new season with thumping victories in friendlies on Saturday.

SI.com: Gabriele Marcotti: Twists, turns make for worthy Champions finalupdated: Fri May 23 2008 13:57:00

MOSCOW -- "Football is the true winner tonight!"

Riise own-goal rescues Chelsea's final hopesupdated: Tue Apr 22 2008 17:45:00

John Arne Riise scored a nightmare own-goal in the fifth minute of time added on to give Chelsea a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the Champions League semifinal away to Liverpool on Tuesday night.

Essien keeps Chelsea title hopes aliveupdated: Thu Apr 17 2008 17:42:00

Michael Essien kept Chelsea's title dreams alive as Everton's hopes of finishing in the top four -- and grabbing a Champions League slot -- all but disappeared with a 1-0 defeat at Goodison Park.

Late Heskey goal dents Chelsea's hopesupdated: Mon Apr 14 2008 17:30:00

Emile Heskey's shock injury-time equalizer blew a massive hole in Chelsea's hunt for the English Premier League title as visitors Wigan held the Blues to a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge.

Ballack fires Chelsea's Champs comebackupdated: Tue Apr 08 2008 17:13:00

Michael Ballack and Frank Lampard were on target as Chelsea reached the semifinals of the Champions League for the fourth time in five years with a 2-0 triumph at Stamford Bridge.

Drogba double puts Chelsea secondupdated: Sun Mar 23 2008 15:37:00

Didier Drogba scored twice as Chelsea came from behind to beat Arsenal 2-1 at Stamford Bridge and climb above their London rivals into second place in the Premier Division table.

Ronaldo fires United three points clearupdated: Wed Mar 19 2008 18:34:00

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice to give Manchester United a 2-0 victory over Bolton and a three-point lead over Arsenal at the top of the Premier League.

Four-goal Lampard leads Chelsea chargeupdated: Wed Mar 12 2008 18:22:00

Frank Lampard hit four goals as doomed Derby felt the backlash from Chelsea's shock FA Cup exit with a 6-1 thrashing at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

SI.com: The Limey: Capello plays a different game; the Prem goes abroadupdated: Sun Feb 10 2008 16:29:00

Welcome to the Fabio Capello era. England's players got their first taste of the new headmaster's regime leading up to Wednesday's friendly with Switzerland in a situation reminiscent of the opening half of Full Metal Jacket.

Capello opens England reign with winupdated: Wed Feb 06 2008 16:59:00

Fabio Capello launched his England managerial reign with a Wembley win as his new 'hard-line' approach was rewarded with a 2-1 victory over Euro 2008 co-hosts Switzerland.

Cole strike puts Chelsea in finalupdated: Wed Jan 23 2008 17:20:00

Joe Cole's decisive second-half strike gave Chelsea a 1-0 semifinal victory to break Everton's hearts and send the London club to their third Carling Cup final in four years.

Wright-Phillips inspires Blues winupdated: Tue Jan 08 2008 17:39:00

Shaun Wright-Phillips pushed his England claims in front of new national coach Fabio Capello by inspiring 10-man Chelsea to a dramatic 2-1 Carling Cup semifinal first leg home win over Everton.

Ronaldo earns United late victoryupdated: Sun Dec 23 2007 15:27:00

Two-goal Cristiano Ronaldo fired a late penalty as Manchester United ended Everton's resistance with a 2-1 triumph to move back to within a point of Premier League leaders Arsenal.

Chelsea strengthen title challengeupdated: Sat Dec 01 2007 14:31:00

Joe Cole scored against his old club West Ham to give Chelsea a 1-0 victory which strengthened their place amongst the English Premier League championship contenders.

Drogba delivers Chelsea to last 16updated: Wed Nov 28 2007 17:24:00

Two-goal Didier Drogba fired Chelsea into the last-16 of the Champions League as Group B winners as the Premier League side turned up the heat with a 4-0 triumph over Rosenborg on a freezing night in Norway.

England playing Russian rouletteupdated: Thu Oct 18 2007 12:13:00

So you didn't see it coming? But the writing was on the wall... England were struggling to hold onto their lead against Russia and it was a matter of time before they conceded a goal and let qualification for Euro 2008 slip between their fingers.

Injury-hit England call up Youngupdated: Sun Oct 14 2007 14:28:00

England coach Steve McClaren has been forced to call up defender Luke Young for Wednesday's vital Euro 2008 qualifier against Russia after Ashley Cole was ruled out.

Cole's injury mars England victoryupdated: Sat Oct 13 2007 16:19:00

England maintained their bid for Euro 2008 qualification with a routine 3-0 win over Estonia on Saturday, but had defender Ashley Cole stretchered off in the second half at Wembley.

Drogba gives Chelsea win in Spainupdated: Wed Oct 03 2007 17:48:00

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba struck a second-half winner against Valencia to give manager Avram Grant his first victory in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Villa shatter unbeaten Chelsea runupdated: Sun Sep 02 2007 01:56:00

Defender Zat Knight scored on his debut to help Aston Villa defeat Chelsea 2-0 and shatter the London club's seven-month unbeaten Premier League run.

Chelsea thank Cole for narrow leadupdated: Wed Apr 25 2007 15:33:00

Joe Cole's first half goal gave Chelsea a 1-0 win over Liverpool in the first leg of their all-English Champions League semifinal at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

Cole eyes clash against Tottenhamupdated: Fri Apr 06 2007 09:10:00

England midfielder Joe Cole is hoping for another outing with Chelsea on Saturday, at home to Tottenham Hotspur, after making his long-awaited comeback from injury as a late substitute in Wednesday's Champions League draw with Valencia.

Robben in need of a knee operationupdated: Fri Mar 30 2007 14:52:00

Chelsea's Dutch winger Arjen Robben needs an operation on his knee and could be out for the rest of the season.

Cole suffers fresh injury setbackupdated: Mon Dec 11 2006 15:52:00

Chelsea midfield player Joe Cole has suffered a minor stress fracture of the foot and will not play again this year, the Premier League club said on Monday.

Rooney denied as Dutch rescue drawupdated: Wed Nov 15 2006 15:43:00

Midfielder Rafael van der Vaart scored a late equalizer for the Netherlands who salavaged a 1-1 draw with England in their international friendly on Wednesday.

Richards given first England startupdated: Tue Nov 14 2006 15:06:00

Teenage defender Micah Richards will make his England debut and striker Andy Johnson will get a rare start in their friendly against the Netherlands, coach Steve McClaren has revealed.

Lehman misses Euro match with coldupdated: Sun Nov 12 2006 14:52:00

Goalkeeper Jens Lehmann will miss Germany's Euro 2008 qualifier away to Cyprus on Wednesday because of a heavy cold, while midfielders Bernd Schneider and Piotr Trochowski are doubtful with injuries.

Cole and Lennon return for Englandupdated: Fri Nov 10 2006 11:42:00

Wingers Joe Cole and Aaron Lennon have returned to the England fold on Friday in coach Steve McClaren's 28-man squad for their friendly in the Netherlands next week.

Johnson recalled to England squadupdated: Fri Aug 25 2006 12:37:00

Everton striker Andy Johnson has been recalled by England coach Steve McClaren for next month's Euro 2008 Group E qualifiers against Andorra and Macedonia.

MLS All Stars too hot for Chelseaupdated: Sun Aug 06 2006 11:45:00

Dewayne De Rosario's 70th-minute strike lifted the Major League Soccer All-Stars to a 1-0 victory over English champions Chelsea in a friendly in Chicago on Saturday night.

Portugal sink England on penaltiesupdated: Sat Jul 01 2006 13:51:00

Portuguese goalkeeper Ricardo saved three penalties to give his side a 3-1 penalty shootout win over England in the World Cup quarter-final on Saturday after a goalless 120 minutes.

England come top after Sweden drawupdated: Tue Jun 20 2006 16:59:00

A scrappy last-minute goal from Henrik Larsson saw Sweden draw 2-2 with England in Group B -- a result that sees them go through to play hosts Germany in the last 16 with group winners England facing Ecuador.

Cole signs four-year Chelsea dealupdated: Mon Jun 12 2006 15:34:00

England's World Cup midfielder Joe Cole has signed a new four-year contract with Premier League champions Chelsea.

England hang on after superb startupdated: Sat Jun 10 2006 10:41:00

England failed to capitalize on a superb start but hung on to beat Paraguay 1-0 in their opening Group B match in the World Cup finals in Frankfurt.

Gerrard points England to victory updated: Tue May 30 2006 17:05:00

England ground out a 3-1 victory over Hungary in a World Cup warm-up on Tuesday, with substitute striker Theo Walcott becoming their youngest player.

Chelsea retain the title in styleupdated: Sat Apr 29 2006 09:41:00

Chelsea became only the second team to win back-to-back Premier League titles when they crushed Manchester United 3-0 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Englandupdated: Mon Apr 17 2006 06:51:00

Group B | World ranking: 10

Terry back on PFA award shortlistupdated: Wed Apr 12 2006 08:18:00

John Terry, last year's winner, is again on the shortlist for the English Professional Footballers' Association player of the year award, along with Chelsea team mates Joe Cole and Frank Lampard.

Terry strike puts Chelsea in semisupdated: Wed Mar 22 2006 17:16:00

Premier League champions Chelsea remain on course for a league and FA Cup double with a narrow 1-0 quarterfinal win over Newcastle, who had defender Robbie Elliott sent off late on.

Cole strike grabs England victoryupdated: Wed Mar 01 2006 17:31:00

Midfielder Joe Cole lined up an equalizer and then scored a stoppage-time winner to give England a 2-1 comeback victory over Uruguay in a friendly at Anfield on Wednesday.

Crespo sends Chelsea on way to winupdated: Sat Dec 31 2005 10:24:00

Argentine striker Hernan Crespo and Dutch winger Arjen Robben scored first-half goals as Chelsea beat struggling Birmingham City 2-0 at Stamford Bridge and maintained their relentless progress towards retaining the English championship.

Cole winner extends Chelsea's leadupdated: Wed Dec 28 2005 16:54:00

Chelsea extended their Premier League lead to 11 points after Joe Cole earned the champions a 1-0 win at Manchester City.

Crespo gives Chelsea derby victoryupdated: Mon Dec 26 2005 10:06:00

Hernan Crespo scored the winning goal as Premiership champions Chelsea overcame west London neighbors Fulham 3-2 on Monday to keep up their relentless pace at the top in England.

Owen headers give England victoryupdated: Sat Nov 12 2005 13:55:00

Michael Owen headed two goals in the last four minutes as England rallied to beat Argentina 3-2 in a thrilling friendly in Geneva.

Chelsea overcome dogged Blackburnupdated: Sat Oct 29 2005 12:10:00

Chelsea returned to winning ways with a 4-2 home victory over Blackburn Rovers at Stamford Bridge and top the English Premier League with a nine-point advantage over promoted Wigan Athletic.

Late win sees England qualify topupdated: Wed Oct 12 2005 16:40:00

A superb late strike by Frank Lampard gave England a 2-1 World Cup qualifying victory over Poland and top place in Group Six.

Rampant Chelsea demolish Liverpoolupdated: Sun Oct 02 2005 13:08:00

Champions Chelsea made it eight straight wins in the English Premier League with a spectacular 4-1 victory at Liverpool on Sunday.

Four-goal Chelsea go top of tableupdated: Wed Aug 24 2005 17:57:00

Champions Chelsea hit top gear with a 4-0 thrashing of West Bromwich Albion to maintain their 100 percent start to the Premier League season.

Chelsea claim record after victoryupdated: Tue May 10 2005 17:18:00

Chelsea broke the Premier League points record held by Manchester United when they beat them 3-1 at Old Trafford.

Chelsea on brink of title triumphupdated: Sat Apr 23 2005 09:43:00

Chelsea moved to the brink of their first league title for 50 years with a workmanlike 3-1 victory over Fulham in the west London derby.

Chelsea reach Champions semifinalsupdated: Tue Apr 12 2005 16:41:00

Chelsea reached the Champions League semifinals for the second successive season despite losing 3-2 to Bayern Munich on Tuesday.

Two-goal Lampard lifts Chelsea bidupdated: Wed Apr 06 2005 16:28:00

Frank Lampard struck twice in the second half as Chelsea beat Bayern Munich 4-2 in Wednesday's Champions League quarterfinal first leg without banned coach Jose Mourinho in their dugout.

England cruise to comfortable winupdated: Sat Mar 26 2005 12:18:00

Joe Cole celebrated his first competitive start for England with the opening goal in a 4-0 win over Northern Ireland, to keep Sven-Goran Eriksson's side top of World Cup European zone Group Six.

Kezman double seals Chelsea's winupdated: Sat Mar 19 2005 12:37:00

Two late goals from substitute Mateja Kezman sealed Chelsea's 4-1 defeat of Crystal Palace and edged the Stamford Bridge side a little closer to their first title in half a century.

Jubilant Chelsea reach final eightupdated: Tue Mar 08 2005 16:31:00

John Terry headed Chelsea into the Champions League quarterfinals with a hotly-contested goal in a dramatic 4-2 victory over Barcelona at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

United hold Chelsea in semi-finalupdated: Wed Jan 12 2005 17:06:00

Manchester United held out under intense second half pressure from Chelsea to emerge from their League Cup semi-final with a 0-0 draw.

Sub Cole snatches win for Chelseaupdated: Sat Jan 01 2005 09:47:00

England international Joe Cole gave English Premier League leaders Chelsea a 1-0 victory at Liverpool when his 80th minute shot was deflected into the net off Jamie Carragher.

Chelsea stretch lead at the topupdated: Tue Dec 28 2004 12:04:00

Arjen Robben and Joe Cole struck late goals as Chelsea stretched their lead at the top of the English Premier League to eight points with a 2-0 win at Portsmouth.

Defoe urges coach Jol to sign Coleupdated: Thu Dec 16 2004 07:25:00

Jermain Defoe has urged Tottenham to snap up his old West Ham team-mate Joe Cole who is out of favor with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

Striker Kezman breaks Chelsea duckupdated: Wed Oct 27 2004 17:03:00

Mateja Kezman finally broke his scoring duck as Chelsea beat West Ham United 1-0 in the League Cup London derby at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

Rooney disappoints on league debutupdated: Sun Oct 03 2004 12:58:00

Wayne Rooney failed to sparkle on his league debut for Manchester United as their Premier League title hopes receded after being held 1-1 at Old Trafford by Middlesbrough on Sunday.

Chelsea's perfect start continuesupdated: Sat Aug 21 2004 12:05:00

Chelsea made it two wins out of two under Jose Mourinho with Joe Cole scoring the only goal of the game at Birmingham City.

Hasselbaink free to leave Chelseaupdated: Wed Jun 30 2004 04:29:00

Dutch striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has been told he can leave London Premier League club Chelsea.

Shearer's scorcher floors Chelseaupdated: Sun Apr 25 2004 11:46:00

Chelsea failed to build on a third minute lead at Newcastle and goals from Shola Ameobi and Alan Shearer gave the home side a 2-1 victory, which left Arsenal needing only a point at Tottenham to lift the league title.

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