File photo dated 20-10-2014 of Chelsea’s Manager Jose Mourinho during a press conference at Cobham Training Ground, Surrey. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday November 3rd, 2014. Jose Mourinho will prioritise winning over remaining undefeated as Chelsea go in search of trophies. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Jose Mourinho has claimed Newcastle United raise their game specifically for contests against Chelsea and, as with other Premier League sides, treat o(...)

  Controversial Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been charged by the FA for an allegedly  racist and antisemitic post on Instagram.   Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

Mario Balotelli has been charged by the Football Association for reposting an image of the Nintendo character Super Mario that prompted accusations of(...)

Bayern Munich’s  Arjen Robben gave his former Chelsea team-mate  Ashley Cole the runaround during Tuesday night’s 7-1 win over Roma   at the  Stadio Olimpico. Photograph:  Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images 1:26

Having “sacked” Roma with an imperious 7-1 Champions League drubbing at the Olympic Stadium in Rome last night, German champions Bayern Munich this mo(...)

Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben celebrates scored twice against   AS Roma  at the Olympic Stadium in Rome. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini / Reuters

AS Roma 1 Bayern Munich 7A ruthless Bayern Munich scored five goals in the first 35 minutes on their way to an astonishing 7-1 Champions League win at(...)

 Roy Hodgson has criticised Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers recovery regimen.  Photograph: Valda Kalnina

Roy Hodgson has questioned whether Liverpool are using the correct fitness regime after claiming there is little medical evidence to support the “two-(...)

Former Chelsea teammates Manchester City’s Frank Lampard (right) and AS Roma’s Ashley Cole (left) after their Champions League draw. Photograph: Peter Powell / EPA

James Milner felt Manchester City were simply too sluggish to put Roma away at the Etihad on Tuesday night. The English champions took a fourth-minute(...)

Joe Hart: “It is a big game after a disappointing start in Munich . . . We are aware it is the Champions League and not the knockout phase but especially at home we are going in trying to win the game.” Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

Manchester City’s Champions League ambitions are on a tightrope as Roma visit tonight. Manuel Pellegrini’s side need to win or next month’s trip to CS(...)

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert exchanges words with Jose Mourinho after Chelsea midfielder Ramires was sent off for a bad tackle on   Karim El Ahmadi during last March’s Premier League game at Villa park. Photograph:  Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho declined the opportunity to respond to Manuel Pellegrini’s “small team” taunt, but suggested the Manchester City manager(...)

 Valencia  announced they have reached an agreement to sign striker Alvaro Negredo on loan from Manchester City with a clause making the deal permanent at the end of the season.  Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

ArsenalPlayers in: Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona, £30m), Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle, £12m), David Ospina (Nice, undisclosed), Calum Chambers (Southampton,(...)

 Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas gestures during the English Premier League soccer match against Burnley.  Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Jose Mourinho hailed Cesc Fabregas after the midfielder enjoyed a stunning debut in Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Burnley.After three years in Barcelona, Fa(...)