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Ferreira: Stayed at home

Ferreira: Stayed at home

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Nicolas Anelka did not travel for Chelsea's Champions League game at Bayer Leverkusen, fuelling speculation he was close to agreeing a January move from the club.

The French striker was left back in London on the day it emerged he had been made a lucrative offer to join Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua.

Right-back Paulo Ferreira also stayed at home, as did the ineligible Romelu Lukaku, with long-term injury victim Michael Essien the only other absentee.

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