Two of Chelsea’s playing icons of last decade, John Terry and Didier Drogba, would have interesting viewpoints on Wednesday’s racist chanting by their fans at a Paris Metro station.Photograph: Phil Cole/Getty.

As the ball dropped squarely on the broad chest of Diego Costa in Paris on Tuesday night, the thought crossed the mind that somewhere in South Kore(...)

 Chelsea’s Willian (left) celebrates with teammates after scoring the winner against Everton  at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Gerry Penny / EPA

Chelsea 1 Everton 0Every season, there are always the standout moments in the title race, when everything falls into place for the team that will even(...)

 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)

Aston Villa 1 Chelsea 2Branislav Ivanovic’s rocket gave Chelsea a crucial 2-1 win at Aston Villa — despite the hosts ending their 11-hour goal drought(...)

Chelsea manager José Mourinho had no desire to reflect upon last season’s fractious 1-0 loss at Villa, in which two of his players were dismissed and the manager was sent to the stands. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

José Mourinho has made a prickly comeback to media duties by offering a familiar reminder that Arsene Wenger escaped sanction for appearing to push t(...)

Ivory Coast’s Wilfried Bony celebrates his second goal during their quarter-final soccer match of the 2015 African Cup of Nations against Algeria. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

Ivory Coast are contesting their first international competition without former talisman Didier Drogba since the 2002 Nations Cup.Wilfried Bony was th(...)

Just over a decade since he carved a dreamlike swathe through defences as the focal point of Arsenal’s “invincibles”, Thierry Henry will this weeke(...)

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

Chelsea 3 Watford 0It took a couple of half-time substitutions and, perhaps, a dressing room dressing-down from José Mourinho, but Chelsea eventually (...)

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard is close to signing a lucrative new contract. Photograph: REUTERS/Darren Staples

Jose Mourinho believes Eden Hazard can go on to become one of Chelsea’s greats, but only if he is a key member of a side that claims major silverware(...)

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

Derby County 1 Chelsea 3José Mourinho is closing in on a sixth major trophy that would end the “drought” of his second Chelsea tenure. The passage to (...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho in a reflective mood  at St James’s Park, Newcastle. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Jose Mourinho was left complaining about ball-boys and spectators after seeing his Chelsea side’s unbeaten start to the season come to an end at Newca(...)