José Mourinho sits on his own before the start of the English Premier League game between West Ham United and Chelsea. Photograph: Hannah McKay/EPA

Even back when the fit felt perfect, in those heady days of spring when the team were hoisting trophies and all appeared hunky dory between manager an(...)

Eden Hazard hit the post for Chelsea as they were held to a goalless draw by Dynamo Kiev. Photograph: Getty

Dynamo Kyiv 0 Chelsea 0 Chelsea might more normally have considered this a rather forgettable occasion. It was, after all, a goalless scrap in (...)

Adama Traore of Aston Villa and Nemanja Matic of Chelsea compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has told struggling Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic to keep it simple and remain patient in order to break out of a poo(...)

Chelsea’s manager Jose Mourinho sits on the bench during half-time in the Champions League Group G match against his former club FC Porto at at Estádio do Dragão. Photograph: Jose Coelho/EPA

FC Porto 2 Chelsea 1 Jose Mourinho used to exude calm authority in these parts but, as panic gripped his Chelsea team here, the Portuguese could only (...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said his history with Arsène Wenger and Arsenal will have no bearing on  latest meeting with the Gunners at Stamford Bridge today. Photograph: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

Jose Mourinho has said his history with Arsène Wenger and Arsenal will have no bearing on Chelsea’s latest meeting with the Gunners at Stamford Bridge(...)

‘Business as usual, with one difference. We are not happy’: José Mourinho. Photograph: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty

José Mourinho will make changes to his Chelsea lineup for their opening group game against Maccabi Tel Aviv tonight as he seeks to revive his side af(...)

Diego Costa headed straight down the tunnel when he was substituted in Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Barcelona in Washington. Photograph: Getty

Any manager worth his salt will argue that only a fool would delve too much into how a side performs before the real action starts. Yet as Jose Mourin(...)

Austria’s David Alaba caused the Republic of Ireland all sorts of problems during the the World Cup 2014 qualification match at the Ernst Happel Stadium. Photograph: Christian Hofer/Getty Images.

WALES World Ranking: 10. Ireland’s record against them: P13 W5 D3 L5 F16 A13 The Welsh certainly lack the pedigree of most other top seeds with just o(...)

Jose Mourinho has been named the Premier League manager of the season. Photograph: Getty

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been named Barclays Premier League manager of the season.Mourinho guided Chelsea to their first Premier League title in(...)

 Jose Mourinho even acknowledged that Chelsea had become less artistic since Christmas. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

“Sometimes you win because you are tremendous and other times you win because you are the best. But you can be the best without being tremendous.” — J(...)