Filipe Luís: was on standby for Brazil during the recent World Cup. Photograph:  Andrew Matthews/PA Wire.

José Mourinho’s plan for a full-scale assault on the Premier League title took a step closer to being completed yesterday as Chelsea confirmed the si(...)

England manager Roy Hodgson said there were signs of progress in this World Cup but it still led to an early exit. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

It is strange to look back and consider that most of the important things were said before the Uruguay game. Roy Hodgson teased Luis Suarez to prov(...)

England’s Leighton Baines was left badly exposed at times against Italy in England’s opening World Cup Group D game in Manaus. Photograph: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

The grilling Wayne Rooney has received from the English media since Saturday’s defeat by Italy must have been welcome in at least one part of the Engl(...)

Mario Balotelli celebrates scoring the  second goal against England. Photograph:Christopher Lee/Getty Images

This World Cup is a bit good. To the point where you can’t even resist sharing the company of the Ivory Coast and Japan at 2am and beyond, Tony O’Dono(...)

In Roy Hodgson, England have someone who seems to know what he’s doing, what he has to work with and what can be achieved.

The ‘only time I’d support England is if they were playing Cork’ has kind of been the maxim of how I have lived my soccer life. England were th(...)

Chelsea’s Samuel Eto’o reacts after conceding a penalty to Atletico’s Diego Costa during their Champions League semi-final last month.

Samuel Eto’o has described Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho as a “fool” for questioning his age and vowed to play on at the highest level for some time t(...)

Diego Costa: is expected to join Chelsea after the Champions League final on May 24th.

Chelsea hope to conclude the signing of Diego Costa from Atlético Madrid immediately after the Spanish club’s participation in the Champions League fi(...)

Chelea’s John Terry will be staying at Stamford Bridge next season.

Chelsea captain John Terry has signed a one-year contract extension, the Premier League club have announced.The 33-year-old captain has enjoyed a stro(...)

 Eden Hazard  won the Chelsea player of the year award. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Jose Mourinho demanded more from Eden Hazard in presenting the Belgium playmaker with Chelsea’s player of the year award.The self-proclaimed Special (...)

 Jose Mourinho: “I like to do things in a proper way, to be committed with my opinions, so I will do it in writing.” Photo:  Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Jose Mourinho is to submit a written report reviewing his first campaign back in English football on Monday and will state his case for the retention (...)