Diego Costa of Chelsea is expected to start against Newcastle United.  Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Saturday, December 6thHull (17) v West Brom (16) Striker Abel Hernandez returns to the Hull squad after missing two matches for the birth of his child(...)

France coach Didier Deschamps: “My only concern is the match against Nigeria,” he said, talking down speculation about his team’s prospects of going all the way. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA.

If there was an upside for Didier Deschamps to the various disasters that had befallen the French side in the years before he took charge, it was that(...)

Chelsea’s John Terry limbers up for training this morning. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Goalkeeper Petr Cech took part in training on the eve of the Champions League semi-final second leg with Atletico Madrid a week after being rul(...)

Chelsea’s goalkeeper Petr Cech collides with Atletico Madrid’s Raul Garcia (8) during their Champions League semi-final first leg soccer match at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid. Photograph: Paul Hanna / Reuters

Atletico Madrid 0 Chelsea 0 There is no point in dressing it up as s(...)

David Luiz could return against Galatasaray tomorrow night. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

David Luiz and John Obi Mikel have travelled for Chelsea’s Champions League last-16 first-leg tie at Galatasaray. The pair missed Saturda(...)

Manchester City’s Edin Dzeko battles for the ball with David Luiz at the Etihad Stadium. Photograph:  Dave Thompson/PA Wire.

Manchester City 2 Chelsea 0 Stevan Jovetic and Samir Nasri struck as Manchester City turned the tables on Chelsea to claim a place in the(...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho denies there are divers in his side. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire.

Jose Mourinho is adamant his Chelsea players do not dive despite Ramires becoming the second Blue in successive games to be shown a yellow card for si(...)

Leiva Lucas and   Oscar get into a scrape late in the game at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Chelsea 2 Liverpool 1: Chelsea starved Luis Suarez of chances in claiming a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Liverpool in a pulsating Premier League cla(...)

 Jussi Jaaskelainen looks on as Chelsea’s  players celebrate with Frank Lampard. Photograph: Tal Cohen/EPA

West Ham 0 Chelsea 3: Frank Lampard scored twice against his former club as Chelsea claimed a comfortable 3-0 win in the London derby at West Ham.Lamp(...)

Jon Obi Mikel (centre) scores his first ever Premier League goal for  Chelsea. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Fulham 0 Chelsea 2: John Obi Mikel scored his first Barclays Premier League goal as Chelsea beat Fulham in the west London derby at Stamford Bridge an(...)