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(...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho on the sideline during the Premier League game against Crystal Palace at Stamford bridge. Photo:  Carl Recine/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Jose Mourinho insisted Chelsea did everything required of champions as he hit out at criticism of the Premier League winners’ approach.A 1-0 win over (...)

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard celebrates after missing his penalty but scoring with the rebound header during the  Premier League match against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Chelsea 1 Crystal Palace 0As Eden Hazard celebrated the goal that would ultimately settle everything, the outstanding performer in this season’s title(...)

 John Terry scores Chelsea’s second goal during the Premier League game against Leicester City at King Power Stadium. Photo: Carl Recine/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Leicester City 1 Chelsea 3There was a point when Chelsea looked like they might be stretching out the run-in longer than anyone had anticipated and Le(...)

James McCarthy scoring the first goal for Everton in their 3-0 win over Manchester United. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

James McCarthy has said his long-term future remains with Everton and attributed an improvement in front of goal to being “let off the leash” by Rober(...)

John Terry has pointed to Chelsea’s resilience as the reason for their imminent title win. Photograph: Reuters

John Terry has pointed to Chelsea’s resilience and ability to dig deeper than those among the chasing pack as key to the team’s imminent title success(...)