Chelsea’s Diego Costa sits on the bench before the match against Tottenham. Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

Diego Costa is expected to return to the Chelsea starting lineup for the Premier League game against Bournemouth on Saturday despite making (...)

Chelsea’s Diego Costa was dropped for the London derby. Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

Branislav Ivanovic insists the needs of the team must come first as Chelsea reflect on Diego Costa’s display of petulance in Sunday’s goalles(...)

Chelsea striker Diego Costa passes José Mourinho as he warms up at White Hart Lane. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP Photo

José Mourinho has claimed Diego Costa should consider himself “privileged” not to have been dropped to the Chelsea bench already this season(...)

Chelsea’s Gary Cahill and Asmir Begovic stop Tottenham’s Harry Kane from scoring. Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

Tottenham 0 Chelsea 0 It probably says a lot about Chelsea’s decline this season that Tottenham Hotspur will be disappointed they could n(...)

Chelsea striker Diego Costa and boss Jose Mourinho made up with ‘kisses and cuddles’ following a half-time row during their 4-0 win away at Maccabi Tel-Aviv. Photograph: Afp

José Mourinho said he and the Chelsea striker Diego Costa made up with “kisses and cuddles” after a half-time row during the 4-0 Champions League win (...)

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, (...)

Eden Hazard of Chelsea and Youssouf Mulumbu of Norwich City in action  during the  Premier League match at Stamford Bridge. Photo: Paul Gilham/Getty

Chelsea 1 Norwich City 0 There was something novel about Eden Hazard being able to leave this arena with a smile of satisfaction plastered acr(...)

Chelsea striker Diego Costa scores against Norwich City in the Premier League game at Stamford Bridge. Photograph:  Stefan Wermuth/Reuters/Livepic

Chelsea 1 Norwich 0 Jose Mourinho was back in the dugout and Diego Costa returned to the score sheet as Chelsea claimed a much-needed 1-0 win over Nor(...)

Chelsea’s Diego Costa grabs the face of Stoke City’s Ryan Shawcross during the Premier League game at the Britannia Stadium. Photograph:  Ed Sykes/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Chelsea’s bizarre season had another story on Saturday as a Stoke steward’s claim that Diego Costa stamped on him was refuted as “utter nonsense” and (...)

Stoke City  striker Marko Arnautovic scores the winning goal in the Premier League match against Chelsea at the Britannia Stadium. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

Stoke City 1 Chelsea 0 Chelsea suffered a third straight Premier League defeat as they were beaten 1-0 at Stoke to heap the pressure back on their ab(...)