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Chelsea: All the latest Chelsea flavoured news, views, rumours and other assorted bits and bobs

The questions on almost everyone’s lips It’s a vote bonanza on Pies today. So many questions – all you have to do is think and click… Where will you watch the final? ( surveys) More votes below…

We tell you who’s going to win in Moscow, amongst other things 1. If United are losing with ten minutes to go, Clive Tyldesley will inevitably invoke “that night in Barcelona”. 2. Chosen methods of leadership: Rio Ferdinand and John Terry will both clap their hands a lot. It’s the key ingredient in both players’ […]

The best pics from Chekski’s pre-final training session Ashley Cole lies injured after a hefty challenge by team-mate Claude Makelele. Cole should be fit to play this evening.

French midfielder almost puts Cashley out of the Champions League final According to Chelsea, Ashley Cole should be fit enough to play tonight, but no thanks to Claude “Mad Mak” Makelele, who scythed down his team-mate with a two-footed tackle, of the type that might have earned the Frenchman a red card in a proper […]

On the pitch Michael Ballack will take risks to score… but not in the bedroom. Apparently this is a UN AIDS awareness campaign, although given how breathless Ballack is after his snail pace dribble it could just as easily be for asthma. Try not to have nightmares about Michael Ballack thrusting a condom in your face, kids.

There’s a £10 free bet for all Pie readers on tomorrow’s Champions League Final. Just open an account and your first bet up to £10 is free! – if you win you keep all the money, if you don’t, you lost nothing, nada, zilch. Bet now Reputations can die in the killing fields of Moscow. […]

Six rumours, but which is most likely to materialise?

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1. Wayne Bridge to Juventus
Claudio Ranieri is eager to sign Wayne Bridge for the second time in his career to rescue him from playing second fiddle to Ashley Cole. The Turin giants will battle a host of English clubs for Bridge’s signature and have made an official approach to Chelsea. [Daily Mail]

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HOT OFF THE PRESS! Pies has acquired confirmation of the Chelsea line-up for tomorrow. All the information you need is after the jump. Remember where you heard it first.

Sponsored post alert! It is not unheard of for games between United and Chelsea to be settled by three goals, usually with Chelsea winning – most famously in one of the greatest performances under Jose Mourinho when they comprehensively outplayed United at Stamford Bridge to win the Premiership title three years ago. That year they […]

In Pies’ new feature we go back to the old school to reminisce about 1990s Premier League footballers. We will be reliving the glory days of some random, forgotten and downright obscure ex-pros, beginning with Chelsea’s Jakob Kjeldberg.

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Please be kind to our sponsored post The long road to Moscow. Somehow it seems the most fitting city for this showdown of Mancunian brilliance and Chelsea’s winning machine. There are generous odds on the game going to extra time or penalties. Equally there are interesting numbers on the game going to a draw after […]

Friday’s best transfer talk – truth or lies? 1. Gerard Pique to Barcelona The Manchester United defender is believed to have agreed personal terms with Barca. El Mundo Deportivo reports that the Spanish club have already agreed a four-season deal with the player’s representatives. [Talking Soccer] 2. Ricardo Carvalho to go wherever Jose Mourinho goes […]

This classic clip shows John Terry and Frank Lampard having a crafty snog on top of a double decker bus. The reporter claims: “It was the sort of day when John Terry and Frank Lampard kissed in public without a goal being scored.” Every day is that sort of day! Leather jacket-clad Lampard obviously had chills that he was concerned might be multiplying.

Man Yoo and Chelski unveil CL final kits Do fans actually like having to shell out for one-off, special edition commemorative shirts? If I was a Chelsea or Man Utd fan, I certainly wouldn’t want to spend the best part of £40 on a shirt that looks almost exactly the same as the one I […]

Today’s hotter-than-July lies… 1. Mauro Zarate to Arsenal The on-loan Birmingham star (pictured) is on the wish list of one big-four club, at least according to his agent. I guess it’s Arsenal who want him, as an Eduardo replacement. [Setanta] 2. Jonny Evans to Sunderland Roy Keane is reported to have bid £5m for United’s […]

Vote on which one is most likely to happen… 1. Peter Crouch to Villareal Will Crouchinho (pictured) be playing in all-yellow next season? Perhaps, if Villareal can find £15m for the English beanpole. [KopTV] 2. David Bentley to Spurs Juande Ramos is keen on bringing Blackburn’s English star to White Hart Lane, for £15m [The […]

Today’s tastiest Premier League morsels • Didier Drogba says he and Chelsea team-mate John Terry will be fit for the Champions League final against Manchester United in Moscow. Both were injured in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Bolton, with Drogba hurting his knee and Terry dislocating his elbow. [BBC] • Blackburn star David Bentley is convinced […]

Chelsea splash out £16.2m on a right back. But who is he? We tell you everything you need to know Name Jose Bosingwa Age 25 Nationality Portuguese Club history SC Freamunde, Boavista, Porto, Chelsea (current) Position Right back. He used to play in the holding midfielder role, until he was transformed into a defender at […]

Pies rates each Premier League team based on the 07/08 campaign Arsenal (3rd) Played some quite beautiful football at times but faded badly in the last quarter of the season, after leading the pack – Arsene Wenger should have added to his squad in January. Still, to finish just two points behind Chelsea and four […]

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It is well and truly crunch time, Pies readers. After a season full of ups and downs it has all come down to the last match of the season. By 5pm on Sunday we will know the identity of the 2007-08 Premier League champions. The question is, who will you be putting your free £10 bet on? Manchester United have won all the plaudits for their football and have been the pacesetters since the wheels came off on Arsenal’s campaign. But slow and steady Chelsea have kept plugging away and in contention when it matters. So who is going to end up with the trophy on Sunday evening?

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Chelsea keeper Petr ‘Tangoman’ Cech is certain that Chelsea will lift the Premier League trophy this weekend thanks to the colour orange. Cech’s new goalkeeping kit is orange The 26-year-old has turned sports psychologist to claim that his new kit is scientifically proven to give him an edge.

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We knew on Tuesday night that we were set for a historic all-English Champions League final, and we found out last night that it would be between Chelsea and Manchester United. So who will you be rooting for in Moscow? That is assuming you don’t support one of those teams, of course, otherwise the answer will be pretty obvious. Will you pick your team on geography (although I can’t imagine too many Manchester City fans cheering on United)? Do you have a preference for the colour red over blue? Or will you devise a complicated formula to work out who the underdog is and support them? Let us know who’s got your backing and if you want to leave a comment telling us why, that would be just grand.

This must be a Uefa ploy to get more American fans to watch the Champions League. Look, they have started incorporating American sports into the ‘soccer’. Avram Grant brought a bit of basketball to last night’s proceedings, and Steven Gerrard responded with a little bit of American football.

Last night’s game was a pulsating affair. If you were lucky enough to watch it, who gets your vote for man of the match? Most of the candidates wore blue, although I have put a couple of Liverpool players on the list, to prevent any accusations of bias. Vote below: Your man of the match? […]