Ashley Cole: Interest from abroad may not prevent the England international from opting for retirement. Photograph: PA

Ashley Cole fears he has played his last game for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, with the England fullback still to receive a formal offer of a new contr(...)

Galatasaray’s Didier Drogba trains ahead of the match against Chelsea.

José Mourinho and Roberto Mancini have renewed hostilities ahead of the first leg of their current clubs’ Cha(...)

Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic vies for the ball with Swansea’s Ashley Williams (R) during the English Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge. Photo: Andy Rain/EPA

Chelsea 1 Swansea City 0 Once the adrenaline was spent and the anxiety had given way to exhaustion, Jose Mourinho’s sense of humour clicked in. “They(...)

Emmanuel Adebayor (second from left) celebrates his second goal against Southampton with his Tottenham team-mates during their English Premier League match at St Mary’s. Photograph: Reuters.

SOUTHAMPTON 2 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 3: Somewhere amid this helter-skelter of a contest, a refreshing frenzy of offensive play and attacking intent from st(...)

West Bromwich Albion’s Shane Long (2nd L) scores against Chelsea during their English Premier League clash   at Stamford Bridge in London. Photo: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Chelsea 2 West Bromwich Albion 2: Jose Mourinho had planted a smacker on Steve Clarke’s cheek before kick-off, his former No2 welcomed back to thes(...)

Chelsea’s Samuel Eto’o  celebrates with  John Terry after scoring  against FC Schalke 04 last night.

Chelsea might consider this normal service resumed. A team that had just started to sense their own persuasive qualities, only to be floored in the no(...)

Juan Mata of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during the League Cup fourth round match against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium last night. Photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

ARSENAL 0 CHELSEA 2: Those “psychological effects” of which Arsene Wenger had spoken when considering the significance of this collision between the P(...)

 Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho keeps an eye on his charges as they train in Cobham. “Manchester City are a very good team. In fact they are two very good teams.” Photo:  Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

Jose Mourinho believes the onus is on Manchester City to satisfy heady expectations and regain the Premier League title this season given the lavis(...)

Fernando Torres of Chelsea is challenged by Jan Vertonghen of Tottenham Hotspur during the  Premier League game   at White Hart Lane. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

Fernando Torres is braced to receive a further misconduct charge for scratching Tottenham Hotspur’s Jan Vertonghen in the face on Saturday. The Englis(...)

Jose Mourinho has stated that Wayne Rooney is Chelsea’s only remaining summer transfer target. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Jose Mourinho has stated that Wayne Rooney is Chelsea’s only remaining summer transfer target, with the club having no contingency plans should Manche(...)