Paris Saint-Germain’s striker  Edinson Cavani  celebrates with  team-mate  Blaise Matuidi after scoring a goal during the  Champions League match  at the Parc des Princes  in Paris. Photograph:  Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images

PSG 1 Chelsea 1For Chelsea, there was a measure of satisfaction but maybe a hint of exasperation too. They had struck first, courtesy of another new e(...)

 Branislav Ivanovic celebrates with his team mates after scoring Chelsea’s winner in their 2-1 win over Aston Villa at Villa Park. (Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images)

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Loic Remy celebrates putting Chelsea 1-0 up agsinst Manchester City at Stamford Bridge. (Photograph: EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA)

Chelsea 1 Manchester City 1Under siege Chelsea retained a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League after repelling Manchester City at Stamford(...)

Kurt Zouma of Chelsea heads past goalkeeper Jonathan Bond of Watford to score the third goal   at Stamford Bridge. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

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 Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane celebrates after scoring the first of his two goals in the Premier League match against Chelsea at White Hart Lane. Photograph: Kieran Galvin/EPA

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Jose Mourinho: “I think everybody has to be ready to sacrifice for the team, to give everything for the team, to think about the team, not to be selfish.” Photo: Owen Humphreys/PA

Jose Mourinho’s insistence that the good of the collective be placed ahead of an individual’s desire to feature dictates that the Chelsea manager w(...)

Eden Hazard celebrates scoring Chelsea’s opener during their League Cup quarter-final win overDerby County ( Photograph: REUTERS/Darren Staples)

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek of Chelsea with manager Jose Mourinho at a press conference before the Sporting Lisbon game. 
orting Clube de Portugal at Cobham Training Centre on December 9, 2014 in London, United Kingdom
Photo: Paul Gilham/Getty

Chelsea prepared for the final Champions League group game against Sporting Lisbon without John Terry, Willian and Eden Hazard, but with Jose Mourinho(...)

 Chelsea Diego Costa (left) misses an opportunity to score against West Brom    Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Peter Powell / EPA

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Chelsea’s Diego Costa fires home their second goal during the Premier League clash against Liverpool at Anfield. Photograph:  Phil Noble/Reuters

Liverpool 1 Chelsea 2Diego Costa’s 10th goal of the season maintained Premier League leaders Chelsea’s unbeaten record and inflicted yet more pain on (...)