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Scolari's Chelsea reign in photos

Scolari leaves Portugal to take the Chelsea job

Scolari, who took Brazil to World Cup glory in 2002, joins Chelsea in July 2008 after guiding Portugal to the last eight at the Euros

Luiz Felipe Scolari took control of the club in the summer

Replacing the rather understated Avram Grant, Scolari's arrival brings plenty of South American charisma to Stamford Bridge

Scolari (left) welcomes Deco to the club

By recent standards, Chelsea's summer spending is low key, although Scolari is handed the funds to sign Deco from Barcelona

Scolari wins his first game in charge at home to Pompey

Scolari enjoys a dream start to life at the Bridge as his side cruise to a 4-0 win at home to Portsmouth on the opening day of the season

Assistant Steve Clarke (right) left to join West Ham

Scolari loses Steve Clarke, the club's long-serving and popular coach, in September as the Scot moves to West Ham

Robinho opted to join Man City rather Chelsea

Brazil's Robinho opts for Man City ahead of Chelsea, but Scolari's side record a superb 3-1 victory at Eastlands

Kalou scores a late equaliser against Man Utd

Chelsea look headed for a first defeat under Scolari in late September until Salomon Kalou's late goal earns them a 1-1 draw with Man Utd

Chelsea go out the Carling Cup on penalties to Burnley, with Didier Drogba banned for throwing a coin into the crowd

Chelsea's 86-game unbeaten home run in the league is ended by Liverpool before being dumped out of the Carling Cup by Burnley

Scolari failed to get the best out of Didier Drogba (left)

Scolari struggles to get the best out of Didier Drogba, with the Ivorian contributing just one league goal so far this season

Southend earn a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea's stuttering home form continues as they lose to Arsenal and are held 1-1 by Southend in the FA Cup

Dimitar Berbatov scores Man Utd's third in a 3-0 win

Chelsea's title hopes look down and out as Dimitar Berbatov scores Man Utd's final goal in a 3-0 romp at Old Trafford in January

Frank Lampard (left) was sent-off in the 2-0 loss against Liverpool

Things go horribly wrong at Anfield as Frank Lampard is controversially sent off and Liverpool get two late goals to win 2-0

The home draw with Hull is the final straw for Chelsea and Scolari

Their failure to beat minnows Hull is the final straw for Chelsea's chiefs as a 0-0 draw at home sees them slip to fourth; Scolari is sacked two days later



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see also
Chelsea sign Quaresma from Inter
02 Feb 09 |  Chelsea
West Ham appoint Clarke as coach
15 Sep 08 |  West Ham
Scolari named as Chelsea manager
11 Jun 08 |  Chelsea


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