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, (...)

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(...)

Dejected Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho (centre) watches from the stands  as West Ham fans celebrate their second goal during the Premier League game at Upton Park. Photograph:  Eddie Keogh/Reuters/Livepic

West Ham 2 Chelsea 1 Jose Mourinho’s disappointing season hit a new low as he was sent to the stands during his Chelsea team’s defeat at West Ham. Th(...)

England manager Roy Hodgson during the squad announcement at Wembley Stadium, London. Photograph: Simon Cooper/PA

England manager Roy Hodgson says there’s been no guarantees given to Aston Villa winger Jack Grealish that he will be called up into the English se(...)

Chelsea’s manager Jose Mourinho sits on the bench during half-time in the Champions League Group G match against his former club FC Porto at at Estádio do Dragão. Photograph: Jose Coelho/EPA

FC Porto 2 Chelsea 1 Jose Mourinho used to exude calm authority in these parts but, as panic gripped his Chelsea team here, the Portuguese could only (...)

England striker Wayne Rooney fires home  from the penalty spot to score his 50th international goal, taking over from Bobby Robson as  the country’s all-time  goal scorer. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

England 2 Switzerland 0 As Wayne Rooney took the ball in his hands, Wembley lit up with a thousand and one flash bulbs. Everyone, it seemed, wanted a (...)

Joel Ward’s goal gave Crystal Palace a 2-1 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Getty

Chelsea 1 Crystal Palace 2 Jose Mourinho’s 100th Premier League home match as Chelsea boss saw a second loss as Crystal Palace claimed their first win(...)

John Terry: Chelsea’s long-serving captain  struggled at Manchester City last weekend and was substituted  at half-time by manager Jose Mourinho. Photograph: Carl Recine/Livepic/Reuters

1 A test of City’s mettle: Manchester City’s 3-0 victory over Chelsea was a statement performance. The message was received loud and clear by José (...)

Sergio Aguero’s magic opener set Manchester City on their way to a 3-0 win over champions Chelsea. Photograph: Getty

Manchester City 3 Chelsea 0 It was a win, one imagines, the entire medical profession will toast. Well, apart from the two physiotherapists in Chelsea(...)

Chelsea captain John Terry: Chelsea’s loss brings an end to their run of  13 matches unbeaten against Arsenal. Photograph:  Andrew Couldridge/Reuters

John Terry said that defeat to Arsenal in Sunday’s Community Shield could serve as “a wake-up call” to his side as they prepare to defend their Premie(...)