Luis Suárez of Barcelona did not make hte 23-man Ballon d’Or list. Photograph:  Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Barcelona striker Luis Suárez has been omitted from Fifa’s 23-man list of contenders for the Ballon d’Or award.The list, which will be whittled down t(...)

Chelsea’s Diego Costa is now struggling with a groin injury. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire

Chelsea expect to be without Diego Costa for their trip to Manchester United on Sunday with the Spain forward, who has been hampered by hamstring trou(...)

 Diego Godin (left) jumps to celebrate scoring their fourth goal against Malmo FF at Vicente Calderon Stadium. Photograph:  Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Olympiacos are top of Group A after former Fulham midfielder Pajtim Kasami grabbed the winner in a 1-0 victory over Juventus. The Greek champions are (...)

Chelsea’s manager Jose Mourinho attends a media conference at their training ground in Cobham. Chelsea  play Maribor in a Champions League Group G soccer match on Tuesday. Photograph: Eddie Keogh / Reuters

Chelsea v NK Maribor Stamford Bridge, 7.45pm, UTV and Setanta Ireland Eventually José Mourinho could take no more, his patience worn thin by q(...)

Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock (left) and Chelsea manager José Mourinho before the Barclays Premier League match at Selhurst Park, London. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

José Mourinho believes his unbeaten Chelsea side would be champions elect in any other championship than the Premier League after their scintillating(...)

 The Uefa Champions League is in for a major overhaul in relation to the seedings. Photograph:   by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Uefa is set to implement a radical shake-up of Champions League seedings in time for next season.General secretary Gianni Infantino said in London to(...)

 Petr Cech of Chelsea replaces Thibaut Courtois during the 2-0 win over  Arsenal at Stamford Bridge. Photograph:  Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Petr Cech has heavily suggested he will look to leave Chelsea in the near future if he remains second choice to Thibault Courtois. After more than 10 (...)

Borussia Dortmund’s fans during their  Champions League Group D match   against Anderlecht at Constant Vanden Stock Stadium in Brussels. Photograph: Francois Lenoir / Reuters

Real Madrid avoided the embarrassment of losing to Champions League minnows Ludogorets after they fell a goal behind in Razgrad. After Marcelin(...)

Atlético Madrid coach Diego Simeone: will be back prowling the touchline at the Calderon after serving a ban. Photograph: Carlos Hidalgo/EPA

Atlético Madrid could be without captain Gabi for Wednesday night’s match at home to Juventus, coach Diego Simeone has said.The influential midfielder(...)

Eden Hazard (centre) with Loic Remy (left) and Lewis Baker (right) during a training session yesterday in Surrey. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Jose Mourinho has claimed that Eden Hazard can establish himself as “one of the greats of his generation” and Chelsea are confident they will agree(...)