Chelsea have strenuously denied boss Andre Villas-Boas had former star Tommy Langley removed from the club's in-house television channel for criticising the manager's treatment of Nicolas Anelka and Alex. The Blues insisted the decision was made by senior editorial staff and was not forced by Villas-Boas.

A Chelsea spokesman said: "For a number of reasons, we are reviewing the structure and output of Chelsea TV.

"We are waiting for these reviews to be completed before we make a final decision regarding staffing and content."

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