Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Chelsea continue to be dogged by accusations that their players tumble too easily to the turf after Sam Allardyce claimed Branislav Ivanovic “went dow(...)

John Terry of Chelsea celebrates scoring the opening goal with Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas of Chelsea during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on December 26, 2014. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Chelsea 2 West Ham 0 Chelsea, for a few hours a least, can enjoy a six-point advantage at the top. Their only home fixture of the festive seaso(...)

Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic:  “ I don’t want to say that we’re going to win it but we’re going to try, we have quality.” Photo: David Davies/PA

Nemanja Matic believes Chelsea could claim an unprecedented quadruple, citing the mentality and depth of José Mourinho’s squad as the main reasons for(...)

Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas celebrates scoring his sides second goal of the game against Stoke City   at the Britannia Stadium. Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Stoke City 0 Chelsea 2The portents are promising for Chelsea and ominous for their rivals. This is the fourth time that Chelsea have enjoyed the view (...)

Eden Hazard celebrates scoring Chelsea’s opener during their League Cup quarter-final win overDerby County ( Photograph: REUTERS/Darren Staples)

Derby County 1 Chelsea 3José Mourinho is closing in on a sixth major trophy that would end the “drought” of his second Chelsea tenure. The passage to (...)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers under pressure after Champions League exit.  Photograph: Eddie Keogh / Reuters

1 Brendan Rodgers is under renewed scrutiny The feedback was clear and correct after Liverpool’s miserable defeat at Crystal Palace on November 23rd:(...)

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard celebrates with teammates Cesar Azpilicueta and Didier Drogba after scoring a goal against Tottenham Hotspur during their English Premier League soccer match at Stamford Bridge in London. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Chelsea 3 Tottenham 0 The best way, perhaps, to put Tottenham Hotspur’s record at Chelsea into context is that the last time they actually won (...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes his side are enjoying a “perfect season” and even a first defeat against Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow nightwouldn’t dampen the belief in his squad

Jose Mourinho believes Chelsea are in the midst of a “perfect season” and that even a first defeat of the campaign would not alter the Blues’ burgeoni(...)

Chelseas Willian (centre) celebrates with Cesar Azpilicueta (top) and Branislav Ivanovic (left) after scoring the second against Schalke 04  in Gelsenkirchen. Photograph: Bernd Thissen / EPA

Schalke 0 Chelsea 5Roberto di Matteo had been right to suppose sentimentality would go ignored against the team he had guided to Champions League succ(...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

José Mourinho has said winning the Champions League is not necessarily a “consequence of great work” ahead of Chelsea’s confrontation tonight with R(...)