The Chelsea defensive line of Radamel Falcao, Branislav Ivanovic, John Terry, Gary Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta during the Barclays Premier League match at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Jed Leicester/PA

John Terry says Chelsea’s underperforming players remain united behind manager Jose Mourinho. The champions are 16th in the Premier League after Sou(...)

José Mourinho has admitted Chelsea’s current poor spell has been the most difficult of his career. Photograph: Reuters

José Mourinho has admitted he has endured “the worst period” of his managerial career during Chelsea’s stuttering start to the season and moved to off(...)

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 (...)

 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(...)

Paul O’Connell and the Ireland Rugby World Cup squad at St George’s Park in Burton-upon-Trent. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

If it’s good enough for Wayne Rooney, John Terry and the rest of the English soccer squad’s multimillionaires, then it must be good enough for Paul O(...)

Chelsea’s Diego Costa has an altercation with Gabriel Paulista resulting in Gabriel being sent off on Saturday. Photograph: EPA

Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma has admitted that team-mate Diego Costa “likes to cheat a lot”. The Chelsea striker infuriated Arsenal with his antics dur(...)

 Chelsea’s Diego Costa squares up to   Gabriel Paulista, an incident  that  saw the Arsenal defender sent off during the Premier League game   at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger launched a scathing attack on the dirty tactics of Chelsea striker Diego Costa and labelled referee Mike Dean naive afte(...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said his history with Arsène Wenger and Arsenal will have no bearing on  latest meeting with the Gunners at Stamford Bridge today. Photograph: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

Jose Mourinho has said his history with Arsène Wenger and Arsenal will have no bearing on Chelsea’s latest meeting with the Gunners at Stamford Bridge(...)

Diego Costa fires home Chelsea’s third goal in the Champions League Group G clash with Maccabi Tel Aviv at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Chelsea 4 Maccabi Tel Aviv 0 European competition has finally provided Chelsea with some respite. For the first time this season, the odd sprightly pe(...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho during Tuesday morning’s press conference, sporting a new haircut. Photograph: John Sibley/Reuters

Jose Mourinho says Chelsea are unhappy after their miserable start to the season, but pointed to recent reminders of the squad’s calibre. The Premier (...)