Chelsea’s  striker Diego Costa (R) comes together with Liverpool’s  during the Capital One Cup semi-final, second leg at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP

Jose Mourinho defended Diego Costa after the striker twice appeared to stamp on opponents during Chelsea’s victory over Liverpool which earned a place(...)

Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic rises above the Liverpool defence to head home a goal in extra-time of the Capital One Cup semi-final at Stamford Bridge. Photograph:   Nick Potts/PA

Chelsea 1 Liverpool 0 (Chelsea win 2-1 on agg)There was a point here when the heat of the battle was becoming so intolerably high the two managers had(...)

Jose Mourinho of Chelsea hugs Mauricio Pochettino of Spurs towards the end of the match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

José Mourinho saw his side concede five for the first time under his management at White Hart Lane and his agitation afterwards felt predictable.Days (...)

 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger can’t hide his disappointment after his side’s defeat to Swansea City at the  Liberty Stadium. Photo: Dimitris Legakis/EPA

Swansea City 2 Arsenal 1 There is no respite for Arsène Wenger. Five days after seeing his side surrender a three-goal lead in the Champions League(...)

Swansea’s Bafetimbi Gomis heads home the winning goal in the Premier League game against Arsenal at the Liberty Stadium.  Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Swansea 2 Arsenal 1There is no respite for Arsene Wenger. Five days after seeing his side surrender a three-goal lead in the Champions League against (...)

Marouane Fellaini competes with Gary Cahill during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday. Photograph: Getty Images

Louis van Gaal was only a few days out regarding his plea for time. Judge his team and his philosophy after three months, he said, when becoming the (...)

 Neymar celebrates scoring against Real Madrid on Saturday. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

That was a highly decent football week, especially for those from Dundalk and Madrid, the television highlight hard to choose because there were so ma(...)

Chelsea’s Didier Drogba rises above Manchester United’s Rafael to head home during the Premier League  game at Old Trafford. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Manchester United 1 Chelsea 1Now, perhaps, Louis van Gaal has a better understanding why Sir Alex Ferguson used to boast no other side on the planet h(...)

Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge (right) scores against Newcastle United during their English Premier League soccer match at Anfield. Photograph:  Phil Noble/Reuters

Liverpool 2 Newcastle United 1: Liverpool rounded off their season with a narrow victory over nine-man Newcastle, but it was not enough to end the Anf(...)

Chelsea’s manager Jose Mourinho  holds back assistant coach Rui Faria  after he was sent off by referee Mike Dean during their  Premier League  match against Sunderland at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has denied a Football Association misconduct charge related to his post-match comments following the Premier Leag(...)