Crystal Palaces defender Joel Ward heads home the winning goal against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Ian Kington/AFP

Chelsea 1 Crystal Palace 2 In the end there were examples all over the pitch. Linger on former Republic of Ireland international Damien Delaney, once(...)

Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain fires home a left-foot shot in the  FA Community Shield against Chelsea at Wembley Stadium. Photograph:   Andrew Matthews/PA

Arsenal 1 Chelsea 0 It has taken 14 attempts, spread over 11 years, and in the most difficult moments Arsene Wenger has looked like he would cheerfull(...)

Chelsea’s Colombian striker Radamel Falcao during a team training session at Chelsea’s training ground in Stoke D’Abernon, south of London. Photograph: Getty Images

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said he could adopt a two-pronged attack with Colombian Radamel Falcao offering more options for the coming season after(...)

Chelsea’s Gary Cahill is congratulated by teammates as he pauses on the ground with a bloody nose after scoring during the second half of an International Champions Cup soccer match in Washington. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

Chelsea striker Diego Costa and defender Gary Cahill will be fit to play against Arsenal in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday, manager Jose Mo(...)

Diego Costa headed straight down the tunnel when he was substituted in Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Barcelona in Washington. Photograph: Getty

Any manager worth his salt will argue that only a fool would delve too much into how a side performs before the real action starts. Yet as Jose Mourin(...)

Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic made his debut against the New York Red Bulls on Wednesday night. Photograph: EPA

Jose Mourinho slouched in his chair on the touchline, seemingly unable to believe was playing out in front of him. He wasn’t the only one. His Premier(...)

 Pedro signed a contract extension through to 2019 in June. Photograph: Getty Images

Spain forward Pedro will meet the Barcelona manager, Luis Enrique, today to discuss his future amid suggestions Chelsea are prepared to trigger the(...)

 Danny Ings looks on during the England Under-21 Training Session on Monday in Olomouc, Czech Republic. Photograph: 	Michael Regan/Getty Images

Danny Ings is wary of taking a historically significant Liverpool shirt number and insists he must earn the right to wear one of those worn by Anfield(...)

Chelsea have agreed a season-long loan deal for Radamel Falcao with Monaco. Photograph: Epa

Chelsea have agreed a financial package in principle with Monaco to secure Radamel Falcao on a season-long loan, in a move that could have an impact u(...)

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(...)