Everton’s John Stones: wanted by Premier League champions Chelsea. Photo: Daniel Hambury/PA

Gary Cahill has urged John Stones to leave Everton and join Chelsea, saying the 21-year-old would be in a position to enrich his CV in ways that wo(...)

Chelsea supporter Richard Barklie, 50, who has been banned from football matches for five years for racially abusing and shoving a black commuter off a Paris Metro train. Chelsea later banned him and four others for life for their part in the incident.  Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA

A former policeman and human rights activist has been banned from football matches for five years for racially abusing and shoving a black commuter of(...)

Former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed is greeted by supporters in Malé in February  2012, after he was ousted in a coup. He was in jailed last March to 13 years under an anti-terrorism law following a rushed trial that was condemned internationally as flawed. Photograph: Ishara S Kodikara/AFP/Getty Images

About this time last year, Mohamed Nasheed, the ousted pro-democracy president of the Maldives, stood at the doorway of his Maldivian Democratic Party(...)

Chelsea’s Ivorian striker Didier Drogba after yesterday’s game with Sunderland, following which   Chelsea were officially crowned the 2014-2015 Premier League champions. Photograph:  Ben Stansall/ AFP

It was at 5.12pm when John Terry, the departing Didier Drogba at his side and team-mates coiled to spring at his back, finally hoisted the Premier Le(...)

Chelsea players paid tribute to departing striker Didier Drogba by carrying him off the pitch after 26 minutes at Stamford Bridge. Photo: Facundo Arrizabalaga/Getty Images

Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland This arena was basking in giddy celebration long before the Premier League trophy was paraded on to the turf, with all t(...)

Jose Mourinho has been named the Premier League manager of the season. Photograph: Getty

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been named Barclays Premier League manager of the season.Mourinho guided Chelsea to their first Premier League title in(...)

 After the 2013 treble Pep Guardiola’s challenge was no longer to take Bayern to the next level, but to maintain the standards set by his suddenly illustrious predecessor. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters. 1:54

Many neutrals find Chelsea a hard club to like, but one night in May 2012, they were briefly Germany’s second-favourite team. Chelsea were playing Bay(...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho  leads the applause after Liverpool captain is substituted during the Premier League football match  at Stamford Bridge. Photo:   Ian Kington/AFP

Chelsea 1 Liverpool 1For Liverpool the game is up. An afternoon which had begun with the visitors lining up in a guard of honour for the newly crowned(...)

 John Terry (left) and Cesar Azpilicueta after winning the Premier League title after the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea became champions with a 1-0 victory. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

It was perhaps appropriate that the team ground down by Chelsea to confirm a first league title in five years were Crystal Palace. Retreat to March 20(...)

 Chelsea’s Eden Hazard celebrates after scoring against  Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.  Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

As Eden Hazard celebrated the goal that would ultimately settle everything, the outstanding performer in this season’s title race put his hand to his(...)