Paris Saint-Germain’s striker  Edinson Cavani  celebrates with  team-mate  Blaise Matuidi after scoring a goal during the  Champions League match  at the Parc des Princes  in Paris. Photograph:  Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images

PSG 1 Chelsea 1For Chelsea, there was a measure of satisfaction but maybe a hint of exasperation too. They had struck first, courtesy of another new e(...)

 Chelsea’s Willian (left) celebrates with teammates after scoring the winner against Everton  at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Gerry Penny / EPA

Chelsea 1 Everton 0Every season, there are always the standout moments in the title race, when everything falls into place for the team that will even(...)

Manager Jose Mourinho of Chelsea a a press conference at Cobham Training Ground. Photograph:  Clive Rose/Getty Images

Jose Mourinho has broken his 10-day silence, refusing to hide his simmering resentment towards the media over Diego Costa’s three-match suspension.The(...)

John Terry:  “You have to forget form and where they [Liverpool] are, and everything else. That kind of goes out of the window.” Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Brendan Rodgers has accepted it is time to embellish his Liverpool reign with silverware but hinted that progress in the Capital One Cup would furth(...)

Chelsea’s Diego Costa celebrates his goal during their  Premier League  match against Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge. Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Chelsea 2 Newcastle 0Jose Mourinho may have again landed himself in hot water by voicing his opinions but he left it to his Chelsea players to do the (...)

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 (...)

Andre Schürrle of Chelsea celebrates after scoring the second goal against  Sporting Lisbon   at Stamford Bridge.  Photograph:  Clive Mason/Getty Images

Chelsea’s progress into the knockout phase proved serene to the last. Sporting Lisbon were outclassed here and consigned to the Europa League by a rej(...)

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(...)