José Mourinho has admitted Chelsea’s current poor spell has been the most difficult of his career. Photograph: Reuters

José Mourinho has admitted he has endured “the worst period” of his managerial career during Chelsea’s stuttering start to the season and moved to off(...)

Chelsea’s manager Jose Mourinho sits on the bench during half-time in the Champions League Group G match against his former club FC Porto at at Estádio do Dragão. Photograph: Jose Coelho/EPA

FC Porto 2 Chelsea 1 Jose Mourinho used to exude calm authority in these parts but, as panic gripped his Chelsea team here, the Portuguese could only (...)

Chelsea’s Ramires scores his side’s first goal during the  Premier League match against Newcastle at St James’ Park. Photograph:  Owen Humphreys/PA

Newcastle 2 Chelsea 2 Substitutes Ramires and Willian got Chelsea out of jail as they fought back from 2-0 down at Newcastle to snatch a point. Ayoze (...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said his history with Arsène Wenger and Arsenal will have no bearing on  latest meeting with the Gunners at Stamford Bridge today. Photograph: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

Jose Mourinho has said his history with Arsène Wenger and Arsenal will have no bearing on Chelsea’s latest meeting with the Gunners at Stamford Bridge(...)

Diego Costa fires home Chelsea’s third goal in the Champions League Group G clash with Maccabi Tel Aviv at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Chelsea 4 Maccabi Tel Aviv 0 European competition has finally provided Chelsea with some respite. For the first time this season, the odd sprightly pe(...)

‘Business as usual, with one difference. We are not happy’: José Mourinho. Photograph: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty

José Mourinho will make changes to his Chelsea lineup for their opening group game against Maccabi Tel Aviv tonight as he seeks to revive his side af(...)

Steven Naismith fires past Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic to complete his hat-trick at Goodison Park. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Fake £50 notes lay strewn around the visitors’ dugout long after José Mourinho had exited and the PA system at Goodison Park had played Money Can’t (...)

Crystal Palaces defender Joel Ward heads home the winning goal against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Ian Kington/AFP

Chelsea 1 Crystal Palace 2 In the end there were examples all over the pitch. Linger on former Republic of Ireland international Damien Delaney, once(...)

Jose Mourinho has said Chelsea must do better after their 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace. Photograph: Reuters

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho paid tribute to Crystal Palace, but lamented his own side’s failings and the lack of a penalty award after a second loss(...)

New signing Pedro scored on his Chelsea debut helping his side to a 3-2 win away at West Bromwich Albion. Photograph: Epa

West Bromwich Albion 2 Chelsea 3 The good news for Chelsea is that the defence of their title is up and running with a first victory of the sea(...)