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 (...)

Andre Schürrle of Chelsea celebrates after scoring the second goal against  Sporting Lisbon   at Stamford Bridge.  Photograph:  Clive Mason/Getty Images

Chelsea’s progress into the knockout phase proved serene to the last. Sporting Lisbon were outclassed here and consigned to the Europa League by a rej(...)

 Diego Costa of Chelsea is expected to start against Newcastle United.  Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Saturday, December 6thHull (17) v West Brom (16) Striker Abel Hernandez returns to the Hull squad after missing two matches for the birth of his child(...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes Didier Drogba will finish his career at Stamford Bridge and stay with the club in a coaching or ambassadorial capacity

José Mourinho described Didier Drogba as “remarkable” after the veteran striker excelled while deputising for the suspended Diego Costa as Chelsea equ(...)

Chelsea’s Diego Costa, in action against Sunderland, will miss the  clash with Tottenham after getting a yellow card in that match. Photograph: epa

Chelsea will not be distracted by the possibility of enjoying an unbeaten league season with Jose Mourinho prepared to risk defeat in tight matches in(...)

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(...)

Diego Costa of Chelsea clashes with  John O’Shea of Sunderland during the  Premier League match  at Stadium of Light. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Sunderland 0 Chelsea 0Willian and Santiago Vergini both hit the woodwork as Sunderland extended their run of good results against Chelsea with a 0-0 d(...)

 Chelsea Diego Costa (left) misses an opportunity to score against West Brom    Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Peter Powell / EPA

Chelsea 2 West Bromwich Albion 0Chelsea’s title charge shows no signs of abating, with West Brom the latest side swatted away by Jose Mourinho’s men. (...)

Daniel Sturridge: has had a nightmare season thus far with injury problems.  Photo:  Adam Davy/PA

Liverpool are resigned to being without Daniel Sturridge until the new year after scans confirmed he has suffered his second thigh strain of an injur(...)

 Chelsea’s Diego Costa is to return to the starting XI against QPR on Saturday.   Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Diego Costa will return to Chelsea’s starting lineup for their west London derby against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday though José Mourinho is alrea(...)