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Ramires ruled out for Chelsea

Ramires will not feature against Bolton. Credit: PA

Ramires is out of Chelsea's League Cup third-round tie with Bolton with an abductor muscle injury.

The Brazil midfielder was substituted during the second half of the Premier League draw at Manchester City as a result of the minor problem, which will be reviewed later this week.

Striker Diego Costa (hamstring) is unlikely to feature but goalkeeper Petr Cech could start as manager Jose Mourinho plans to rotate his squad with Premier League and Champions League matches to follow in the coming weeks.

Provisional squad: Courtois, Cech, Ivanovic, Luis, Fabregas, Zouma, Ake, Ramires, Oscar, Hazard, Drogba, Mikel, Schurrle, Salah, Remy, Costa, Matic, Willian, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Boga, Baker, Schwarzer.


Managerless Leeds win

Stephen Warnock
Stephen Warnock hit the winner. Credit: PA

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino heads for a break in the United States on Monday and was given a welcome lift after a torrid time as the struggling team earned a 1-0 win over Bolton.

Stephen Warnock's 17th-minute goal was enough to end a run of three defeats in all competitions but goalkeeper Marco Silvestri needed to find some top-class saves to make the points safe.

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Ream extends Trotters stay

Bolton defender Tim Ream has signed a three-year extension to his current deal with the club.

The 26-year-old USA international, voted Bolton fans' and players' player of the year last season, will prolong his stay in the UK following a successful work permit hearing.

"I'm really pleased to have extended my deal here," Ream told the club's offical website.

"I certainly feel like I've developed as a player during my time over here and with my family we're settled in the local area."

Ream, who joined the club from New York Red Bulls in January 2012, has made a total of 76 appearances for Wanderers.


Bolton complete Trotter signing

BOLTON have signed midfielder Liam Trotter from Millwall on a permanent basis.

The 25-year-old has signed a three-year deal with Wanderers and will officially join the club on July 1 when his Millwall contract expires.

Trotter appeared 16 times for Bolton, scoring one goal, while on loan at the Reebok Stadium during the second half of the season.

Bolton stadium to be renamed

The home of Bolton will be renamed the Macron Stadium in July as part of a new sponsorship deal between the Sky Bet Championship club and the Italian sportswear company.

Wanderers announced on Thursday morning that Macron had agreed to become their stadium naming rights partners and kit providers as part of an initial four-year agreement.

It means that the club's home ground will change its name for the first time since it opened as the Reebok Stadium in 1997.

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