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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Chelsea’s Diego Costa, Willian and Baba Rahman celebrate at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Andrew Couldridge/Reuters

Chelsea 2 Dynamo Kiev 1 This was a horribly scrappy victory, after a performance that was unconvincing for long periods and gripped by spasms of tensi(...)

John Terry has said Chelsea’s playres are to blame for their poor start to the season and not manager José Mourinho. Photograph: PA

Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev, Stamford Bridge, 7.45pm, BT Sport 2, Setanta John Terry has sought to deflect criticism from Chelsea’s beleaguered manager by (...)

Jose Mourinho is to be the subject of an individual legal claim from former Chelsea team doctor Eva Carneiro. Photograph: Getty

Jose Mourinho is to be the subject of an individual legal claim from former Chelsea team doctor Eva Carneiro in addition to the action she is bring(...)

Liverpool’s Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho  shoots to score his second goal during the Premier League match against   Chelsea  at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Ian Kington/AFP

Chelsea 1 Liverpool 3 Jose Mourinho’s position as Chelsea boss appears ever more precarious after Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool inflicted Chelsea’s sixth d(...)