Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri  during the match against  West Ham at London Stadium. It ended scoreless. Photograph: Reuters/David Klein

Chelsea go into successive games against Liverpool this week having surrendered their perfect record under Maurizio Sarri, and with the head coach war(...)

West Ham United’s Andriy Yarmolenko after missing a golden late chance against Chelsea. Photograph: Ben Stanstall/AFP

West Ham United 0 Chelsea 0 Chelsea, for the first time under Maurizio Sarri, have blinked. Their pristine record was checked across the capital, the(...)

Chelsea celebrate after Pedro breaks the deadlock against Bournemouth. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Chelsea 2 Bournemouth 0 Eden Hazard scored his first goal of the season as Chelsea extended their 100 per cent start to the Premier League campaign w(...)

Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso, Olivier Giroud and Jorginho celebrate after Newcastle United’s DeAndre Yedlin scores an own goal. Photograph: Reuters

Newcastle 1 Chelsea 2 The temperature felt far too low for Italy in August and the rain had a drearily English persistence about it but for, long per(...)

Jorginho rolls home a penalty to score Chelsea’s second goal in the Premier League game against Huddersfield  at the John Smith’s Stadium. Photograph:   Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Huddersfield 0 Chelsea 3 Maurizio Sarri made a winning start as Chelsea boss as his side cruised to a comfortable 3-0 Premier League victory at Hudde(...)

Sergio Agüero scores his and Manchester City’s second against Chelsea. Photograph: Ian Kington/AFP/Getty

Given that this is the shortest break between the World Cup final and English football’s traditional curtain raiser since 1966 – a mere three weeks – (...)

Arsenal players celebrate after  after Alex Iwobi scored the winning penalty  against Chelsea in  the International Champions Cup game at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Chelsea 1 Arsenal 1 (Arsenal win 6-5 on penalties) There may be an odd emptiness about these pre-season games but try telling supporters of clubs who(...)

Joachim Löw: under his stewardship Germany  have had the odd scare before but ultimately always made it to at least the semi-final stage of the World Cup. Photograph: John Sibley/Reuters

Having acquired a reputation as a highly successful problem solver at tournaments these past few years, Joachim Löw must complete the challenge German(...)

   Manuel Neuer has been named in Germany’s initial 27-man World Cup squad.  Photograph: Getty Images

Germany’s first-choice goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was included in their preliminary World Cup squad despite having been out of action since September but(...)

Huddersfield Town players celebrate with their fans after striker Laurent Depoitre scored during the Premier League game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge  Ben Stansall/AFP

Chelsea 1 Huddersfield 1 Huddersfield Town’s sojourn in the Premier League was supposed to be fleeting, a one-season dalliance with the elite, but Da(...)

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