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(...)

Saido Berahino and Darren Fletcher celebrate West Brom’s opener in their 3-0 win over Chelsea at The Hawthorns. Photograph: Reuters

West Bromwich Albion 3 Chelsea 0 This was not the way Jose Mourinho envisaged the Premier League champions playing out the rest of the season a(...)

Newcastle fans vent their frustration as the club battles relegation having lost eight league games in a row under caretaker manager John Carver. Photograph: Nigel French/PA Wire.

In the corner shops of Tyneside, Thursday’s Newcastle Evening Chronicle brought a story from the vaults. It concerned May 7th, 1955, and Jackie Milbur(...)

Diego Costa who suffered a relapse of his hamstring injury against Stoke is unlikely to be risked against Crystal Palace. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

José Mourinho will allow himself five minutes to celebrate the Premier League title when it is won before turning his attentions to the task of retai(...)

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(...)

Chelsea captain John Terry celebrates his side being a point closer to the Premier League title at the final whistle of Chelsea’s clash with Arsenal at the Emirates yesterday. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

José Mourinho has shrugged off chants of “boring, boring Chelsea” from Arsenal’s support by suggesting a decade without a league title represents pro(...)

Cesc Fabregas, wearing a protective mask, scored a late winner for Chelsea at Loftus Road. Photograph: Inpho

Queens Park Rangers 0 Chelsea 1 Managers and players will point to the fixtures still to be played, arguing there are potential slip-ups as well as op(...)

Chelsea’s Diego Costa reacts as he leaves the pitch injured against Stoke City during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Stoke City at Stamford Bridge. Photo: Facundo Arrizabalga/EPA

Chelsea 2 Stoke City 1Chelsea responded from conceding a Charlie Adam goal from his own half and losing Diego Costa to a hamstring injury to beat Stok(...)

Loic Remy’s second half strike saw Chelsea extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to eight points. Photograph: Afp

They got there in the end but Chelsea were made to exert themselves to maintain their dominant position in the Premier League title race after Thibau(...)

 Chelsea’s Willian (left) celebrates with teammates after scoring the winner against Everton  at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Gerry Penny / EPA

Chelsea 1 Everton 0Every season, there are always the standout moments in the title race, when everything falls into place for the team that will even(...)