Joel Ward’s goal gave Crystal Palace a 2-1 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Getty

Chelsea 1 Crystal Palace 2 Jose Mourinho’s 100th Premier League home match as Chelsea boss saw a second loss as Crystal Palace claimed their first win(...)

Everton’s English defender John Stones controls the ball during the English League Cup football match between Barnsley and Everton. Photograph: Getty Images

Everton manager Roberto Martinez confirmed that defender John Stones had handed in a formal transfer request and added the club would reject it on Thu(...)

New signing Pedro scored on his Chelsea debut helping his side to a 3-2 win away at West Bromwich Albion. Photograph: Epa

West Bromwich Albion 2 Chelsea 3 The good news for Chelsea is that the defence of their title is up and running with a first victory of the sea(...)

John Terry: Chelsea’s long-serving captain  struggled at Manchester City last weekend and was substituted  at half-time by manager Jose Mourinho. Photograph: Carl Recine/Livepic/Reuters

1 A test of City’s mettle: Manchester City’s 3-0 victory over Chelsea was a statement performance. The message was received loud and clear by José (...)

Chelsea are considering lodging a final bid of €57 million for Everton’s John Stones. Photograph: Getty

Chelsea are considering whether to lodge a final bid worth €57m for the Everton defender John Stones after seeing their third offer of the summer for (...)

Everton remain determined to hang on to John Stones amid reports of a fresh £30million bid being made for the defender by Chelsea. Photograph: Daniel Hambury/PA

Everton remain determined to hang on to John Stones amid reports of a fresh €43million bid being made for the defender by Chelsea, according to rep(...)

Chelsea manager José Mourinho told press conference after Sunday’s 3-0 defeat the result was “fake”, the goals “out of context”, and taking off John Terry at half-time “just a decision”. Photograh: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

José Mourinho’s post-match remarks were delivered in a detached disbelieving tone that made it sound as though he regarded Chelsea’s 3-0 defeat to (...)

Chelsea manager José Mourinho looks perplexed  during his team’s loss to  Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Photograph: EPA/Peter Powell

Manuel Pellegrini insisted Manchester City’s 3-0 victory over Chelsea on Sunday was the “least we deserved” despite José Mourinho’s claim that the 3-0(...)

The Perseid meteor shower: lighting up the night sky - and Vinny’s day. Photograph: Getty Images

It was a little before midnight on Monday when the starry-eyed stargazers disembarked the Dublin Bus special, armed with binoculars, collapsible teles(...)

Bafetimbi Gomis of Swansea City scores his team’s second goal from the penalty spot past Asmir Begovic of Chelsea Photo: Getty Images

Chelsea 2 Swansea 2 Chelsea were fortunate not to become the first ever Premier League champions to start their title defence with defeat after(...)