Chelsea’s Diego Costa lies  injured   at Stamford Bridge last weekend. Photograph: EPA

José Mourinho expects to be without his leading goalscorer, Diego Costa, until May at the earliest as the Spain forward recovers from his latest hamst(...)

Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic rises above the Liverpool defence to head home a goal in extra-time of the Capital One Cup semi-final at Stamford Bridge. Photograph:   Nick Potts/PA

Chelsea 1 Liverpool 0 (Chelsea win 2-1 on agg)There was a point here when the heat of the battle was becoming so intolerably high the two managers had(...)

Kurt Zouma of Chelsea heads past goalkeeper Jonathan Bond of Watford to score the third goal   at Stamford Bridge. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Chelsea 3 Watford 0It took a couple of half-time substitutions and, perhaps, a dressing room dressing-down from José Mourinho, but Chelsea eventually (...)

Jose Mourinho: “I think everybody has to be ready to sacrifice for the team, to give everything for the team, to think about the team, not to be selfish.” Photo: Owen Humphreys/PA

Jose Mourinho’s insistence that the good of the collective be placed ahead of an individual’s desire to feature dictates that the Chelsea manager w(...)

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 (...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

José Mourinho has said winning the Champions League is not necessarily a “consequence of great work” ahead of Chelsea’s confrontation tonight with R(...)

Didier Drogba of Chelsea shoots towards goal during the Capital One Cup Fourth Round match between Shrewsbury Town and Chelsea. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

A wet and at times uncomfortable evening in Shropshire for Chelsea ended with José Mourinho’s team squeezing into the next round. Didier Drogba conti(...)

Chelsea’s manager Jose Mourinho attends a media conference at their training ground in Cobham. Chelsea  play Maribor in a Champions League Group G soccer match on Tuesday. Photograph: Eddie Keogh / Reuters

Chelsea v NK Maribor Stamford Bridge, 7.45pm, UTV and Setanta Ireland Eventually José Mourinho could take no more, his patience worn thin by q(...)

Filipe Luís: was on standby for Brazil during the recent World Cup. Photograph:  Andrew Matthews/PA Wire.

José Mourinho’s plan for a full-scale assault on the Premier League title took a step closer to being completed yesterday as Chelsea confirmed the si(...)

Jose Mourinho: Jose Mourinho: greeted Willian’s goal with a furious dance. Photograph: PA

The title race is not over for Liverpool. A defeat by a Chelsea team of impossibly cussed defensive qualities does not represent a dead end: it(...)