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Injuries Could Force Chelsea Manager Mourinho To Rest Starters Sunday At Liverpool

04 / 24 / 14

EPL Chelsea Manager José Mourinho "threatened to protect Chelsea’s chances of reaching the Champions League final" by fielding a reserve team at Anfield on Sunday "in a dramatic move" that could all but hand Liverpool the Premier League title, according to Matt Hughes of the LONDON TIME...

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