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(...)