Damien Duff: “You’re playing 5-a-side and you feel good and you think maybe I could do another year but, listen, in my gut I know I’ve made the right decision.”

Four months after retiring from professional football, Damien Duff was at Lifestyle Sports in Grafton Street yesterday to promote the company’s Euro (...)

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard goes off injured as manager José Mourinho talks to him at the King Power Stadium. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

If ever a Champions League was won by a team’s sense of togetherness, it was the 2012 edition which saw Chelsea beat Bayern Munich on penalties. Che(...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho: “What really stood out was the sense of meticulous planning behind Chelsea’s victory.” Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

One of the striking aspects of Chelsea’s progress to the Champions League semi-finals on Wednesday night was the demeanour of (...)

Chelsea’s Juan Mata is spending increasingly more  time  warming the bench: Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

Chelsea’s win against Fulham was the type of Premier League game that leaves you brooding on the brevity of life. It’s hard to suppress the thought th(...)