FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 14 2010 file photo Chelsea's Ramires reacts during their English Premier League soccer match against Sunderland at the Stamford Bridge Stadium, London. When Ramires steps ... more 
FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 14 2010 file photo Chelsea's Ramires reacts during their English Premier League soccer match against Sunderland at the Stamford Bridge Stadium, London. When Ramires steps on to the Stamford Bridge pitch in front of 42,000 roaring fans he looks rather like somebody's little brother invited to play football with the big boys as a special treat. But once the game starts, the slight, 140lb Brazil midfielder becomes a big player in Premier league Chelsea's midfield, a feet-footed box-to-box runner with remarkable endurance, jinking ball skills and an eye for goal. Such attributes make the Rio de Janeiro-born 24-year-old a first pick for Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas, nudging aside the formerly ever-present Frank Lampard as the midfielder with the most minutes on the pitch. "I think perhaps my speed, my lungs, and my staying power make the difference between me and other players," Ramires said in an interview with the Associated Press in London Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012.(AP Photo/Tom Hevezi) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Tom Hevezi
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