Chelsea latest: Ex Blue boss 'tried to kill player', injury list, more

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While normally the reaction from the weekend's victory would be placed prominently in the copy for this column, when a former Chelsea manager claims he 'tried to kill' one of the Blues players during his time at Stamford Bridge, you alter your priorities accordingly.

He said what? Who said what?

The precise quote, as reported by a number of papers including The Mirror, is: 'We've never had any problems with the players, just one time at Chelsea. One player didn't show respect and I tried to kill him but it wasn't possible. The player is the property of the club and sometimes you cannot do what you want.'

Was something lost in translation? If the manager who said it was far more comfortable in his native tongue and not a fluent speaker then you could argue yes, but the manager in question is Carlo Ancelotti and metaphorical tongues are no wagging on Twitter as fans guess who attracted Carlotti's ire.

Casting this piece back to the 3-0 victory over London rivals West Ham United, there were some notable performances from other than the goal-scorers Frank Lampard and Oscar.

According to the latest data available on the club's official website, with John Obi Mikel proving to be a pass master by completing 60 of his 64 pass attempts, visionary attacker Eden Hazard created five chances and attempted more final-third passes (20) than any other Blue.

Looking ahead to the club's next fixture, a Tuesday, November 26 away trip to FC Basle, and reports suggest David Luiz will miss the action due to a knee injury while Fernando Torres - who trained today, Monday, with the squad - is navigating a positive path back to full match fitness.

and reports suggest David Luiz will miss the action due to a knee injury while Fernando Torres - who trained today, Monday, with the squad - is navigating a positive path back to full match fitness.

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