Diego Costa of Chelsea clashes with  John O’Shea of Sunderland during the  Premier League match  at Stadium of Light. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Sunderland 0 Chelsea 0Willian and Santiago Vergini both hit the woodwork as Sunderland extended their run of good results against Chelsea with a 0-0 d(...)

Brazil’s Willian attends a training session in Teresopolis near Rio de Janeiro on Monday. Brazil will meet Germany in their 2014 World Cup semi-finals on Tuesday. Photograph:  Marcelo Regua/Reuters

Much like Ireland in 2002, Brazil has, over the last few days, become utterly focussed on a man who is no longer available to play. The locals are hav(...)

 Chelsea have agreed terms to sign Brazilian forward Willian from Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Chelsea have confirmed that they have reached an agreement to sign Willian from Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala.The Brazilian had looked to be on the v(...)

Brazilian forward Willian is in talks with   Tottenham over a move to the club. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA

Andre Villas-Boas expects a “frantic” end to the transfer that he admits could see Gareth Bale leave Tottenham. Bale will sit out the first leg of Tot(...)