Cesc Fabregas of Chelsea questions a decision from referee Anthony Taylor during the  Premier League match against  Southampton at St Mary’s. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Jose Mourinho claims there is a “clear campaign” against Chelsea and labelled the booking handed out to Cesc Fabregas for a supposed dive against Sout(...)

 Sadio Mane of Southampton scores the opening goal during the  Premier League match against Chelsea at St Mary’s Stadium. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Southampton 1 Chelsea 1When the full story of the 2014-15 Premier League title comes to be told, this may be one of the occasions Chelsea look back up(...)

John Terry of Chelsea celebrates scoring the opening goal with Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas of Chelsea during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on December 26, 2014. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Chelsea 2 West Ham 0 Chelsea, for a few hours a least, can enjoy a six-point advantage at the top. Their only home fixture of the festive seaso(...)

Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas celebrates scoring his sides second goal of the game against Stoke City   at the Britannia Stadium. Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Stoke City 0 Chelsea 2The portents are promising for Chelsea and ominous for their rivals. This is the fourth time that Chelsea have enjoyed the view (...)

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 (...)

The match fixtures are shown on a panel following the draw of the round of 16 soccer matches of the UEFA Champions League 2014/15 in Nyon, Switzerland, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. The final is scheduled for June 6 at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. (AP Photo/Keystone,Jean-Christophe Bott)

This year’s draw for the knockout stage has thrown up some tantalising games, including Manchester City’s clash with Barcelona and a tough encounter (...)

Chelsea’s Diego Costa is congratulated by Branislav Ivanivich and Nemanja Matic after doubling his side’s lead during the 2-0 win over Hull City at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea 2 Hull City 0 Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea returned to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over 10-man Hull at Stamford Bridge. (...)

Andre Schürrle of Chelsea celebrates after scoring the second goal against  Sporting Lisbon   at Stamford Bridge.  Photograph:  Clive Mason/Getty Images

Chelsea’s progress into the knockout phase proved serene to the last. Sporting Lisbon were outclassed here and consigned to the Europa League by a rej(...)

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

 Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse celebrates after scoring the first of his two goals in the Premier League match at St James’ Park. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Newcastle 2-1 ChelseaNewcastle striker Papiss Cisse came off the bench to condemn Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea to a first defeat of the sea(...)