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(...)

Chelsea’s Gary Cahill is congratulated by teammates as he pauses on the ground with a bloody nose after scoring during the second half of an International Champions Cup soccer match in Washington. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

Chelsea striker Diego Costa and defender Gary Cahill will be fit to play against Arsenal in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday, manager Jose Mo(...)

Diego Costa headed straight down the tunnel when he was substituted in Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Barcelona in Washington. Photograph: Getty

Any manager worth his salt will argue that only a fool would delve too much into how a side performs before the real action starts. Yet as Jose Mourin(...)

Everton’s John Stones: wanted by Premier League champions Chelsea. Photo: Daniel Hambury/PA

Gary Cahill has urged John Stones to leave Everton and join Chelsea, saying the 21-year-old would be in a position to enrich his CV in ways that wo(...)

England’s Wayne Rooney celebrates after scoring his side’s third goal against Slovenia in their Uefa Euro 2016 qualifying Group E match at the Stozice Stadium, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Photograph: Reuters

Wayne Rooney considers the spirit within the squad to be the best he has experienced during his 12 years with England as the players of a new generati(...)

Wayne Rooney came within one goal of Sir Bobby Charlton’s England goalscoring record as his late strike gave England a 3-2 win away at Slovenia. Photograph: Reuters

Slovenia 2 England 3 At this rate, it cannot be long before someone in the camp suddenly announces that England are looking good to win Euro 20(...)

England’s Jordan Henderson battles for the ball with the Republic of Ireland’s Aiden McGeady during the international friendly at The Aviva Stadium. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA

Decisions, decisions. A damp squib is better than the fire and brimstone of 1995 but this scoreless draw with England proves the overall plan and shap(...)