Former Azzurri boss is undaunted by Friday visit of opponents who have scored 14 goals in five games this season — and he's spotted flaws in the way they attack

Chelsea did not turn a profit in the first nine years of Abramovich's ownership, and made record losses of £140m in June 2005.[127] In November 2012, Chelsea announced a profit of £1.4 million for the year ending 30 June 2012, the first time the club had made a profit under Abramovich's ownership.[127][128] This was followed by a loss in 2013 and then their highest ever profit of £18.4 million for the year to June 2014.[129]

MARTIN SAMUEL AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Chelsea suffered their first Premier League defeat of the season as Liverpool continued their excellent form in the capital with a 2-1 victory.

The Brazilian has enjoyed a fine start to the season but will play no part at Stamford Bridge with Philippe Coutinho replacing him

A Wembley hat-trick, two 24-hour turnarounds and a nine-goal classic - BBC Sport recalls the first Full Members Cup final.

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The talented teen moved to Chelsea three years ago from West Bromwich Albion but is yet to make a mark on Stamford Bridge

Upon winning the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League, Chelsea became the fourth club in history to have won the "European Treble" of European Cup/UEFA Champions League, European Cup Winners' Cup/UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, and UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League after Juventus, Ajax and Bayern Munich. Chelsea are the first English club to have won all three major UEFA trophies.[171]

Jody Morris spoke to the official Chelsea website as our youngsters returned to winning ways in the Under-18 Premier League...

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The Italian says he rarely gets time to spend with his family in London and admits losing games can affect his mood for days

The band filmed a clip of themselves wishing the Blues 'all the best in your fight for the league title' prior to hosting the Reds at Stamford Bridge

With seven Premier League managers in charge of new clubs, what do their previous records tell us about the impact they will have?

Nemanja Vidic became a club legend at Manchester United after winning the Champions League, five Premier League titles, three League Cups, five Community Shields and a Club World Cup.

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Adding Jose Mourinho to Antonio Conte, Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp promises fireworks - but which of the quartet is best placed to prevail?

Conte's Chelsea put their unbeaten start to the season on the line when Liverpool visit Stamford Bridge on the back of a four-goal haul against Leicester

Chelsea Football Club (/ˈtʃɛlsiː/) is an English professional football club based in Fulham, London, that competes in the Premier League of England. Founded in 1905, the club's home ground since then has been Stamford Bridge.[4]

Antonio Conte suffers his first defeat as Chelsea manager as Liverpool move into the top four of the Premier League.

Stamford Bridge has been used for a variety of other sporting events since 1905. It hosted the FA Cup Final from 1920 to 1922,[42] has held ten FA Cup semi-finals (most recently in 1978), ten FA Charity Shield matches (the last in 1970), and three England international matches, the last in 1932; it was also the venue for an unofficial Victory International in 1946.[43] The 2013 UEFA Women's Champions League Final was played at Stamford Bridge.[44]

After two seasons of misery in England's Premier League, striker Radamel Falcao is proving his worth again in France. He scored again in his side's 3-0 win over Rennes on Saturday.

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The Brazilian scored twice in the Reds 4-1 win over champions Liverpool last weekend and is now eyeing victory over Chelsea on Friday night

BBC Sport charts the rise and fall of Alexandre Pato and asks if his star can shine again after his switch to Chelsea.

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Sunderland defender Papy Djilobodji claims he was never given the chance to shine at Chelsea. Djilobodji moved to Stamford Bridge for £2.7m, but was loaned out to Werder Bremen.

He may have been a divisive character outside of Stamford Bridge but will Chelsea regret allowing John Terry to leave?