Britain's minister for sport, Gerry Sutcliffe, has warned the governing body of English football, the Football Association (FA), to urgently implement reforms recommended four years ago or risk losing government funding.
Chelsea FC say they will fight against a ban on signing any new players for the next two transfer windows handed to the Premier League club by football's ruling body FIFA following a contractual dispute with French club Lens.
Carlo Ancelotti's team continued their winning streak with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Fulham. Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka scored the goals. This victory puts Chelsea in second place in the English Premier League behind Tottenham.