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(...)

Winner of the PFA’s Men’s Player of the Year, Eden Hazard during the PFA Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. Photo: Barrington Coombs/PA

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard was the toast of the English game on Sunday as he carried off the PFA Player of the Year award.The 24-year-old Belgian (...)

Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic’s suspension has been reduced from three matches to two but he still misses the League Cup final. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

José Mourinho fears English football is in danger of losing its credibility with “people all around the world” perplexed as to how Nemanja Matic will(...)

Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic:  “ I don’t want to say that we’re going to win it but we’re going to try, we have quality.” Photo: David Davies/PA

Nemanja Matic believes Chelsea could claim an unprecedented quadruple, citing the mentality and depth of José Mourinho’s squad as the main reasons for(...)

Ruben Loftus-Cheek of Chelsea with manager Jose Mourinho at a press conference before the Sporting Lisbon game. 
orting Clube de Portugal at Cobham Training Centre on December 9, 2014 in London, United Kingdom
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Chelsea prepared for the final Champions League group game against Sporting Lisbon without John Terry, Willian and Eden Hazard, but with Jose Mourinho(...)

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard after missing a penalty against Maribor at Stadion Ljudski in Maribor. Photograph: Srdjan Zivulovic / Reuters

Maribor 1 Chelsea 1Chelsea remain unbeaten but their charge suddenly feels more of a stagger, the rhythm not quite as upbeat as it once was. This was (...)

Chelsea’s Diego Costa celebrates after scoring his team’s sixth goal and his second of the game during the  Premier League match against Everton at  Goodison Park. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

Everton 3 Chelsea 6Chelsea came out on top in a nine-goal thriller against Everton encapsulated in two frantic goalscoring spells in either half at Go(...)