Cesc Fàbregas showing his appreciation for Arsenal fans at the Emirates last season when Chelsea played their London rivals. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Cesc Fàbregas is steeling himself for a hostile reaction from Arsenal fans when Chelsea take on his former club in the Community Shield on Sunday. Th(...)

Chelsea have sold Brazilian full-back to Atletico Madrid just a year after he made the move from Madrid to Stamford Bridge. Photo: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Chelsea have sold defender Filipe Luis back to Atletico Madrid, the Premier League club announced on their website. The 29-year-old Brazilian, a £16mi(...)

Chelsea manager José Mourinho gives no interviews while he is on his holidays. Photograph: Getty.

José Mourinho has begun the mind games before the Premier League season by taking aim at Manuel Pellegrini and Arsène Wenger. The Chelsea manager que(...)

Dutch winger Ibrahim Afellay is Stoke City’s latest signing. Photograph: Getty Images

Stoke City have announced the signing of the former Barcelona winger Ibrahim Afellay. The 29-year-old has signed a two-year contract with the Premier (...)

Shaun Wright-Phillips has joined his younger brother Bradley in the MLS. Photograph: Getty Images

New York Red Bulls have announced the signing of former England international Shaun Wright-Phillips, who will link up with his younger brother Bradley(...)

Head of Fifa sponsor Visa, Charlie Scharf, has launched a stinging attack on Sepp Blatter. Photograph: Getty 1:54

The head of leading Fifa sponsor Visa has delivered a stinging attack on Sepp Blatter claiming there can be no meaningful reforms until he leaves as p(...)

Thibaut Courtois: Thinking as a number one. Photograph: Getty Images

Thibaut Courtois says the pressure remains on him to deliver at Chelsea despite the departure of Petr Cech. The goalkeeper was kept on his toes after (...)

 Barcelona say they will not be selling any players - ruling out any deal involving Pedro. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Barcelona have completed their business in the latest transfer window and the Spanish and European champions’ squad is now “closed”, president Josep B(...)

Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic made his debut against the New York Red Bulls on Wednesday night. Photograph: EPA

Jose Mourinho slouched in his chair on the touchline, seemingly unable to believe was playing out in front of him. He wasn’t the only one. His Premier(...)

Everton’s John Stones: wanted by Premier League champions Chelsea. Photo: Daniel Hambury/PA

Gary Cahill has urged John Stones to leave Everton and join Chelsea, saying the 21-year-old would be in a position to enrich his CV in ways that wo(...)