Charles Aranguiz of Chile (centre) celebrates with his team-mates after scoring to put his side 2-0 up against Spain in the  Group B  match at the  Maracana in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Antonio Lacerda/ EPA 0:52

Chile 2 Spain 0Spain’s football empire has fallen.The European and defending world champions were sent packing from the World Cup tonight, dumped out (...)

Diego Costa, pictured here in Spanish training with Pedro Rodriguez, has confirmed that his move to Chelsea from Atletico Madrid is imminent. Photograph:   David Ramos/Getty Images

Spain striker Diego Costa has confirmed he is poised to leave La Liga club Atletico Madrid and join Premier League side Chelsea.“Why did I choose to s(...)

Manchester City’s Alvaro Negredo (left) and team mate Jesus Navas have been left out of the Spains squad to trabvel to Brazil for the World Cup.  Photograph: Darren Staples / Reuters

Diego Costa and Fernando Torres have been included in Spain’s final squad for the World Cup, but the Manchester City pair Alvaro Negredo and Jesus Nav(...)

Chelsea’s Ashley Cole acknowledges the Chelsea fans after the final league game of the season.

Ashley Cole has announced he is set to leave Chelsea. The 33-year-old is out of contract this summer following eight years at Stamford Bridge.The left(...)

 Eden Hazard  won the Chelsea player of the year award. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Jose Mourinho demanded more from Eden Hazard in presenting the Belgium playmaker with Chelsea’s player of the year award.The self-proclaimed Special (...)

Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa (left) celebrates with team-mate Koke after scoring his side’s second goal from the penalty spot at Stamford Bridge.  Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Chelsea 1 Atletico Madrid 3 (agg 1-3)Once again there was the sight of a manager running along the touchline at Stamford Bridge, screaming to the skie(...)

Chelsea’s John Terry limbers up for training this morning. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Goalkeeper Petr Cech took part in training on the eve of the Champions League semi-final second leg with Atletico Madrid a week after being rul(...)

Chelsea’s Demba Ba  scores after taking advantage of a  slip by Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard  during the Premier League  match  at Anfield. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Liverpool 0 Chelsea 2: Over the next fortnight, it might still be that Steven Ger(...)

Chelsea’s goalkeeper Petr Cech collides with Atletico Madrid’s Raul Garcia (8) during their Champions League semi-final first leg soccer match at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid. Photograph: Paul Hanna / Reuters

Atletico Madrid 0 Chelsea 0 There is no point in dressing it up as s(...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho helps hold back assistant coach Rui Faria (centre) after he was sent off by referee Mike Dean  during their  Premier League  match against Sunderland at Stamford Bridge. Photograph:  Philip Brown/Reuters

Jose Mourinho oozed irony as he hailed referee Mike Dean and referees’ boss Mike Riley for “unbelievable” performances in the wake of Chelsea’s(...)