Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is defiant that he will not be sacked despite his team slipping further from the top four after a 1-1 draw with Chelsea. Photo: Andy Rain/PA

Louis van Gaal stood his ground on Sunday amid growing speculation his time as Manchester United manager will be ended early. Jose Mourinho continues(...)

Diego Costa’s injury time goal snatched a point for Chelsea against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: AFP

Chelsea 1 Manchester United 1 This should have been the afternoon Manchester United breathed new life into their pursuit of the top four. Becoming th(...)

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’s Diego Costa is shown the yellow card by referee Mike Dean during the  Premier League game against Watford at Vicarage Road. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

Watford 0 Chelsea 0 John Terry had bemoaned his belief that his Chelsea career would be denied its fairytale ending but, on this evidence, the champi(...)

Chelsea’s Oscar celebrates scoring his side’s first goal against MK Dons. Photograph: PA

Barclays Premier League champions Chelsea were drawn at home to title challengers Manchester City in the fifth round of the FA Cup, where Sky Bet Leag(...)

Alexandre Pato celebrates scoring for Sao Paulo against Flamengo. Photograph: Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images

Alexandre Pato completed his six-month loan move to Chelsea from the Brazilian club Corinthians on Friday after attending a work permit hearing in Lon(...)

Stoke manager Mark Hughes. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

Chelsea’s initial discussions aimed at securing a permanent successor to José Mourinho have led them to consider the credentials of Mark Hughes as ma(...)

 Brazil forward Alexandre Pato is expected to join Chelsea on a six-month loan.   Photograph: Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images

Alexandre Pato is to fly to London overnight to finalise a six-month loan deal with Chelsea after the move was sanctioned by his current club, Corinth(...)

 Ramires, a €23.7 million signing from Benfica in 2010, has started only seven Premier League matches this season. Photograph: Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images

The Chelsea midfielder Ramires is set to join the Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning and could be followed out of Stamford Bridge by French str(...)

Chelsea’s Ramires is set to join Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning. Photograph: Getty

The Chelsea midfielder Ramires is attracting strong interest from the Chinese club Jiangsu Suning and is expected to cut short his stay in the Premier(...)