Chelsea captain John Terry: Chelsea’s loss brings an end to their run of  13 matches unbeaten against Arsenal. Photograph:  Andrew Couldridge/Reuters

John Terry said that defeat to Arsenal in Sunday’s Community Shield could serve as “a wake-up call” to his side as they prepare to defend their Premie(...)

Connor Wickham: player has signed a five-year deal with Crystal Palace. Photograph: Richard Sellers/PA Wire

Crystal Palace have signed Sunderland striker Connor Wickham on a five-year deal for what they said was an undisclosed fee. The London club are believ(...)

 Chelsea manager José Mourinho  and Arsenal’s manager Arsène Wenger (patrol the sideline during the  FA Community Shield at Wembley stadium. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

The Arsenal players were coming back down the Wembley stand with their medals, and José Mourinho was waiting for them at the bottom of the steps. The(...)

 Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger during the Community Shield final. Photograph: EPA

Arsene Wenger suggested a lack of respect shown to him was behind his decision to snub Jose Mourinho after the Arsenal boss claimed a first victory ov(...)

Chelsea’s Colombian striker Radamel Falcao during a team training session at Chelsea’s training ground in Stoke D’Abernon, south of London. Photograph: Getty Images

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said he could adopt a two-pronged attack with Colombian Radamel Falcao offering more options for the coming season after(...)

Bumble bee feeding from a cosmos flower. Photograph: Richard Johnston

Bad days, we all have them. Something happens, and suddenly you find yourself briefly but uncomfortably at odds with the world. I was having such a(...)

Jose Mourinho: If the Chelsea manager bought the title last year he bought it for loose change as Costa and Fabregas arrived for a net spend of €7 million. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP

You can generally tell when Jose Mourinho feels a little antsy about life in general. As a basic rule any time you actually notice him – talking, g(...)

Chelsea’s Gary Cahill is congratulated by teammates as he pauses on the ground with a bloody nose after scoring during the second half of an International Champions Cup soccer match in Washington. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

Chelsea striker Diego Costa and defender Gary Cahill will be fit to play against Arsenal in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday, manager Jose Mo(...)

Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla have both signed new long-term deals at Arsenal. Photo: Steve Bardens/Getty Images

Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla have signed new long-term contracts at Arsenal. Walcott put pen to paper on Thursday afternoon on a four-year deal whic(...)

Diego Costa headed straight down the tunnel when he was substituted in Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Barcelona in Washington. Photograph: Getty

Any manager worth his salt will argue that only a fool would delve too much into how a side performs before the real action starts. Yet as Jose Mourin(...)