Claudio Ranieri has taken a vastly different approach to management at Leicester compared to what he did at Chelsea. Photo: Reuters

Everybody had known the end was coming for Claudio Ranieri at Chelsea, but the moment at which the decision seemed made – and, more than that, was mad(...)

 The Charity Commission said it had “serious regulatory concerns about a number of compliance issues” raised following a Daily Mail investigation of the Didier Drogba Foundation. Photograph: PA

A foundation set up by former Chelsea footballer Didier Drogba to help poor communities in the Ivory Coast is to be investigated by the charities watc(...)

He was torn between his delight at playing on such a superb team with the more basic fact of missing the uncomplicatedness of life at joyously unfashionable Blackburn.

Will Ireland produce a player like Damien Duff again? And if so when? And if so how? Not for the first time, Duff popped up out of the blue to put a (...)

PSG’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic throws his jersey to fans after his side knocked Chelsea out of the Champions League at Stamford Bridge. Photo: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Goodbye to all that then. Chelsea exited the Champions League at Stamford Bridge for the last time in some time, outgunned by a high quality Paris Sai(...)

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard was the most fouled players in the English Premier League last season. Photograph: Catherine Mill/Getty Images.

The text message was sent in the aftermath of a parting of the ways, and it was meant as an apology. Eden Hazard had been receiving treatment for tha(...)

Chelsea captain John Terry is set to leave the club at the end of the Premier League season. Photo: PA

Many will just shrug and mutter good riddance. They will point to the controversies which cost John Terry his captaincy of England, twice, and to that(...)

Goal-line technology will be used at Euro 2016 and in the play-off stages of the Champions League from next season. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Goal-line technology will be used to help referees make decisions at the European Championship in France in June, organisers Uefa said on Friday. It (...)

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard goes off injured as manager José Mourinho talks to him at the King Power Stadium. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

If ever a Champions League was won by a team’s sense of togetherness, it was the 2012 edition which saw Chelsea beat Bayern Munich on penalties. Che(...)

José Mourinho sits on his own before the start of the English Premier League game between West Ham United and Chelsea. Photograph: Hannah McKay/EPA

Even back when the fit felt perfect, in those heady days of spring when the team were hoisting trophies and all appeared hunky dory between manager an(...)

 Jose Mourinho during his press conference at Cobham on Friday. Photograph: Tony O’Brien/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Jose Mourinho’s deep-lying antipathy towards Arsene Wenger has surfaced yet again in the wake of the Frenchman’s post-match comments at Stamford Bridg(...)