The Chelsea Times 12/10/05

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Bizarre comments from Arsenals 22 year old striker Reyes. He agrees that Chelsea are better than Arsenal! Now, that isn’t a massive stretch of the imagination judging by the way Chelsea walked the title last year and how they have started this season, but what a thing to admit?! He does however add that Arsenal will catch Chelsea by the end of the season!

Young Villa and Northern Ireland midfielder Steven Davis has been told by Laurie Sanchez that now he has added goals to his game, he could be the new Frank Lampard.

Wayne Bridge continued his recovery from a broken ankle with another reserves run out (v Watford) on Monday. He also completed 65 minutes v West Ham reserves.

Damien Duff’s agent says the player could be out for 2-3 weeks after it was revealed he will need surgery to repair cartilage damage to his knee.

Chelsea are once again sold out at Stamford Bridge. The official site says ‘all home fan tickets, including corporate areas, have sold out in advance of the game against Bolton which on the back of a record seated home fan attendance in the last Barclays Premiership game against Aston Villa, is a sign of continued support for the team?s tremendous efforts. Only a lack of away fans prevented a new Chelsea all-seater record being set against Villa.’ They go on to say that all of their home Prem games this season have sold in excess of 41 000 seats.

Chelsea have their sights set on Spurs 11 wins on the trot record set in the 1960/61 season.

Portuguese defender Jorge Andrade, has been linked to Chelsea and Liverpool after a reported £16million buy out clause was discovered in his contract. Depor’s president Lendoiro has suggested to that he may be willing to sell at a lower price. ‘I have received propositions for the player for many months but sincerely the money reflecting his real value has not arrived…The great clubs from England and Europe are open to negotiate. Now everybody knows our demands.’

Possible Jose Mourinho target could be available after St Etienne confirmed that midfielder Didier Zokora will be allowed to leave in the summer.

71% of Sun readers voted for John Terry to replace Beckham as England Captain.

Steve Bruce of Birmingham City have been linked to defender Glenn Johnson.

Former Chelsea midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron has been axed from the Argentinean squad.

Carlton Cole opened the scoring for England Under 21s v Poland and created another goal with a back flick.

AC Milan have said they do not want William Gallas despite the player indicating they did!

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