Loic Remy’s second half strike saw Chelsea extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to eight points. Photograph: Afp

They got there in the end but Chelsea were made to exert themselves to maintain their dominant position in the Premier League title race after Thibau(...)

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois  reacts after Dusan Tadic converts from the penalty spot for  Southampton in the Premier League game at Stamford Bridge. Photograph:   Clive Rose/Getty Images

Chelsea 1 Southampton 1This was the third time Chelsea have dropped points out of their last four home games but when the initial disappointment subsi(...)

Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian defender David Luiz (scores his team’s first goal at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Getty Images

Chelsea 3 PSG 3 (Agg 3-3, PSG go through on away goals rule) It was a long, draining night and for a long time before that dramatic finale, (...)

Matic is the shield on whom this team rely, neither a ferocious tackler nor an outstanding distributor but an imposing presence nevertheless, both in terms of physique and the manner in which he reads the game around him.

Chelsea (1) v PSG (1) Stamford Bridge, Wednesday, 7.45pmNemanja Matic slipped out to training at Cobham almost unnoticed on the eve of his return, a l(...)

 Eden Hazard scores Chelsea’s winner against West Ham United at  the Boleyn Ground in London. Photo: Clive Rose/Getty Images

  West Ham Utd 0 Chelsea 1 If Chelsea do indeed hoist their third Premier League title under José Mourinho’s stewardship in May then(...)

Eden Hazard heads home to give Chelsea the lead in the Premier League clash against West Ham at Upton park. Photograph:   Tony O’Brien/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

West Ham 0 Chelsea 1Chelsea followed up their Capital One Cup victory with a hard-fought 1-0 win on their return to Premier League business at West Ha(...)

Didier Drogba, John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic celebrate Chelsea’s League Cup final win over Spurs. Photograph: PA

Chelsea 2 Tottenham Hotspur 0Quiz question: which football club played one match but won two trophies on one afternoon? OK, let’s not rule out the pos(...)

Ben Mee’s late goal snatched a point for Burnley at Stamford Bridge. (Photograph: OLLY GREENWOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

Chelsea 1 Burnley 1Chelsea’s troubled week ended in further controversy when Nemanja Matic was sent off as Burnley plundered a late 1-1 Barclays Premi(...)

Paris St Germain’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates after scoring a goal against Caen  at Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer / Reuters

PSG v Chelsea, Tuesday 7.45pm, On TV: 7.30pm (TV3, UTV)Paris St Germain manager Laurent Blanc has warned his players Jose Mourinho will seek to “raise(...)

Bradford City’s Billy Clarke: “On paper, it’s not as hard as the last round,” says Clarke of the FA Cup tie against Sunderland after his side’s stunning 4-2 win over Chelsea in the fourth round. Photo: Nigel Roddis/Getty

Billy Clarke sounds settled, and that is not a glib assessment with which to begin. When Clarke’s career is reviewed, what stands out is the movement,(...)