Chelsea’s Diego Costa shakes hands with manager José Mourinho after being subbed at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

José Mourinho may be sorry for criticising the Stamford Bridge atmosphere but it appeared to have the desired response, with the Chelsea manager amaz(...)

James Collins of West Ham United confronts James McCarthy of Everton   at Goodison Park. Photograph:  Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Chelsea beat 10-man West Brom on Saturday to strengthen their grip at the top of the Premier League and also set a club record for starting the campai(...)

 Chelsea Diego Costa (left) misses an opportunity to score against West Brom    Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Peter Powell / EPA

Chelsea 2 West Bromwich Albion 0Chelsea’s title charge shows no signs of abating, with West Brom the latest side swatted away by Jose Mourinho’s men. (...)

Chelsea’s coach José Mourinho   during the Champions League Group G draw with  Maribor. Photograph: Srdjan Zivulovic / Reuters

José Mourinho bemoaned Chelsea’s complacency and the officials after his side were made to wait to secure qualification from Champions League Group G(...)

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard after missing a penalty against Maribor at Stadion Ljudski in Maribor. Photograph: Srdjan Zivulovic / Reuters

Maribor 1 Chelsea 1Chelsea remain unbeaten but their charge suddenly feels more of a stagger, the rhythm not quite as upbeat as it once was. This was (...)

Manager of Queens Park Rangers Harry Redknapp (left) and  Chelsea counterparrt José Mourinho (right)  after the Barclays Premier League match   at Stamford Bridge. Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Both Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho and QPR counterpart Harry Redknapp were less than impressed following the Premier League leaders’ 2-1 win at Stamford(...)

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard (left) celebrates after scoring the winner from the   penalty spot against  Queens Park Rangers. Photograph: Toby Melville / Reuters

Chelsea survived a scare to maintain their four-point lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League with a 2-1 victory over neighbours QPR. Charlie A(...)

  Luis Suárez of Barcelona did not make hte 23-man Ballon d’Or list. Photograph:  Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Barcelona striker Luis Suárez has been omitted from Fifa’s 23-man list of contenders for the Ballon d’Or award.The list, which will be whittled down t(...)

Chelsea’s John Terry scores a goal   against Maribor at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Andrew Winning / Reuters

Chelsea 6 Maribor 0Chelsea feel like a team of the present, yet here was a match infused with a hint of nostalgia. The crowd were able to lap up goals(...)

Cesc Fabregas in action during the match between Chelsea and  Arsenal at Stamford Bridge yesterday. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

According to Rio Ferdinand’s autobiography, which was released last week, Alex Ferguson’s favourite word in pre-match team talks was: “CONCENTRATE!” F(...)