Willian scores Chelsea’s  second goal from a free-kick in the Champions League Group G game against  Maccabi Tel Aviv at the Sammy Ofer Stadium, in Haifa, Israel. Photograph:  John Sibley/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Maccabi Tel Aviv 0 Chelsea 3 A second successive win in a campaign littered with unexpected setbacks would normally leave a team buoyed and enthused, (...)

Liverpool’s Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho  shoots to score his second goal during the Premier League match against   Chelsea  at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Ian Kington/AFP

Chelsea 1 Liverpool 3 Jose Mourinho’s position as Chelsea boss appears ever more precarious after Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool inflicted Chelsea’s sixth d(...)

Eden Hazard hit the post for Chelsea as they were held to a goalless draw by Dynamo Kiev. Photograph: Getty

Dynamo Kyiv 0 Chelsea 0 Chelsea might more normally have considered this a rather forgettable occasion. It was, after all, a goalless scrap in (...)

Chelsea players celebrate Diego Costa’s opening goal in their 2-0 win over Aston Villa. Photograph: Reuters

Chelsea 2 Aston Villa 0 Diego Costa eased Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho’s concerns as Aston Villa’s hapless defenders heaped more misery on Tim(...)

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(...)

Joel Ward’s goal gave Crystal Palace a 2-1 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Getty

Chelsea 1 Crystal Palace 2 Jose Mourinho’s 100th Premier League home match as Chelsea boss saw a second loss as Crystal Palace claimed their first win(...)

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(...)

Chelsea manager José Mourinho refused to comment on rumours linking the club with Paul Pogba and John Stones. Photograph: PA.

José Mourinho is the Happy One no more after Chelsea’s worst start to a Premier League season in 17 years.The champions go to West Brom on Sunday bidd(...)

Chelsea are considering lodging a final bid of €57 million for Everton’s John Stones. Photograph: Getty

Chelsea are considering whether to lodge a final bid worth €57m for the Everton defender John Stones after seeing their third offer of the summer for (...)

Sergio Aguero’s magic opener set Manchester City on their way to a 3-0 win over champions Chelsea. Photograph: Getty

Manchester City 3 Chelsea 0 It was a win, one imagines, the entire medical profession will toast. Well, apart from the two physiotherapists in Chelsea(...)