Roberto Di Matteo has called for his Chelsea players to show some "passion" ahead of his first game in charge of the first team at Birmingham this evening.

The Italian will likely make changes to the side who lost 1-0 at West Brom on Saturday, in what proved to be Andre Villas-Boas' last game as manager.

Fernando Torres is expected to return to the starting line up, while young talents Romelu Lukaku and Ryan Bertrand could be given a chance to impress.

With just one win in their last seven matches, a positive result is vital as the Blues look to build momentum ahead of the Premier League run-in.


Manchester United and Portugal winger Nani is reportedly ready to sign a new deal that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2016. (The Times)

Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen, a target for Arsenal, Tottenham and Newcastle has reiterated his desire to play in the Premier League. (Sky Sports)

And finally, Cagliari midfielder Radja Nainggolan has emerged as a surprise transfer target for Manchester City and Juventus. (Metro)

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