Chelsea fans hold an anti-racism banner during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Burnley at Stamford Bridge last weekend. Photograph: Olly Greenwood/Getty Images

Chelsea have issued a plea to fans to keep their support ‘positive’ in Sunday’s Capital One Cup final against Tottenham amid worries of potential anti(...)

Nemanja Matic will miss the League Cup final against Spurs despite having his three match ban for his red card against Burnley reduced from three matches to two. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

The Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic will miss the Capital One Cup final against Tottenham despite having his three-game ban for the red card he picke(...)

Fans gather outside White Hart Lane in London where West Ham faced Tottenham. Hammers’s fans were captured singing anti-Semitic songs on the way to the game. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP

Tottenham have called for tough action against fans who were shown on a video clip chanting a “vile” anti-Semitic song.The video, filmed by a passenge(...)

Louis van Gaal: a developmental technocrat whose proudest boast has always been that he knows how to get the best out of young players. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

After Louis van Gaal’s appointment as the successor to David Moyes at Manchester United was greeted with an almost unanimous chorus of approval, it wa(...)

Chelsea manager José  Mourinho says Nemanja Matic’s reaction was understandable as the tackle by Burnley’s Ashley Barnes  could have ended the Serb’s career. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

José Mourinho made an extraordinary appearance on television yesterday morning in which he accused Burnley’s Ashley Barnes of a “criminal” tackle on N(...)

Undated handout CCTV image of Richard Barklie. PA

A former Northern Ireland police officer who is one of three men sought in connection with an alleged racist incident involving Chelsea football fans (...)

Nemanja Matic was sent off for his reaction fo Ashley Barnes’ tackle in his side’s 1-1 draw with Burnley, much to the ire of Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho. (Photograph: AFP PHOTO / SEAN DEMPSEY)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has branded Ashley Barnes’ tackle on Nemanja Matic “criminal” in a lengthy attack on refereeing standards and media cove(...)

Ben Mee’s late goal snatched a point for Burnley at Stamford Bridge. (Photograph: OLLY GREENWOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

Chelsea 1 Burnley 1Chelsea’s troubled week ended in further controversy when Nemanja Matic was sent off as Burnley plundered a late 1-1 Barclays Premi(...)

Two of Chelsea’s playing icons of last decade, John Terry and Didier Drogba, would have interesting viewpoints on Wednesday’s racist chanting by their fans at a Paris Metro station.Photograph: Phil Cole/Getty.

As the ball dropped squarely on the broad chest of Diego Costa in Paris on Tuesday night, the thought crossed the mind that somewhere in South Kore(...)

Souleymane,  the man who was denied access to a Metro train by a group of Chelsea fans on their way to the Champions League tie with Paris Saint-Germain, has said Chelsea are yet to contact him regarding the incident. (Photograph: RICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images)

The man who was pushed off a Paris Metro train by Chelsea football fans chanting a racist song said the incident is the club’s “responsibility”.The ma(...)