Blues face La Liga test


Chelsea welcome Valencia tonight, looking for a victory that will guarantee their progress to the knockout stages of the competition.

Jose Bosingwa is the only injury concern for the Blues, who have never been eliminated in the group stages of the Champions League.

Arsenal are also in European action, although their qualification for the next round is assured, their lead unassailable at the top of Group F.

Arsene Wenger's youthful squad includes Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as well as more experience players including Thomas Vermaelen.

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish could not hide his frustration after the Reds slumped to a disappointing 1-0 defeat at Craven Cottage last night.

Clint Dempsey's winner secured a controversial three points for Fulham, following Jay Spearing's red card and Luis Suarez's disallowed goal.

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp will attempt to bring Chelsea target Gary Cahill to White Hart Lane in January. (Daily Mail)

Manchester City could offload Kolo Toure after losing patience with the defender following his outspoken comments this week. (The Guardian)

And finally, Sir Alex Ferguson could make a sensational £25m bid for AC Milan and Brazil centre back Thiago Silva. (Football Talk)

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