Chelsea news: Keane snubs Mou pic, United plight benefits Blues, 55,000 seats

Mourinho Dugout

All the latest Chelsea news including Jose Mourinho getting no love from the Aston Villa bench, Manchester United's fall from grace and Stamford Bridge expansion.

Four frames tell a story…

Chelsea maintained their superiority over the rest of the Premier League with a 3-0 victory over Aston Villa courtesy of goals from Oscar, Diego Costa and Willian but manager Jose Mourinho was refused a handshake from the Villain dugout minutes before the final whistle.

It is normally customary for managers and coaching staff of competing teams to exchange pleasantries at the end of matches in Britain, however, Mourinho attempted to get a handshake in ahead of time - only to be questioned of his actions by Villa boss Paul Lambert and ignored completely by Roy Keane!

Home sweet home

Plans to relocate have been shelved as club owner Roman Abramovich returns to the option of increasing the capacity of Stamford Bridge. High costs are perceived to be the reason for not building a new stadium so increasing the seats from 41,837 to 55,000 now appears to be the primary option.

Extending the home ground whilst playing at Stamford Bridge is not an option, according to the Standard, so Chelsea will have to look at temporary homes while the work goes ahead.

Costa still top drog

Didier Drogba, who converted the winning 2012 penalty that saw Chelsea become the first club from London to win the Champions League, will not be a part of the squad that travels to Portugal for tomorrow evening's European clash with Sporting Lisbon. Prolific striker Diego Costa, though, could feature as he makes the 18-man roster.

Ah gutted United!

Manchester United's troubles benefit Chelsea, asserts Belgian attacker Eden Hazard.

"I don’t like to say they’re in trouble but, if they are in trouble, it’s good for us because it’s one team less," the Express quoted Hazard to have said.

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