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FIFA, African Nations Cup to wreck Chelsea title chances

Chelsea may need the January transfer window to cover their African Nations Cup absentees. FIFA have banned Chelsea from signing players to January 2011 - and that could leave Carlo Ancelotti's squad hopelessly short this season with the African Nations Cup to be played in the New Year.

Indeed, it could spark club v country tensions for some of Chelsea's top players, including Didier Drogba and Michael Essien, if their nations want them for preparation games ahead of the tournament kickoff.

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