Ryan Sessegnon’s late effort was disallowed for offside. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Fulham 1 Chelsea 2 As unlikely as it would have felt in the immediate aftermath of Kepa Arrizabalaga’s histrionics and that penalty shoot-out defeat (...)

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri and Kepa Arrizabalaga before the match against Tottenham Hotspurs at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: EPA

It can be difficult to maintain perspective when Chelsea enter crisis mode. Just as it was inevitable that Kepa Arrizabalaga’s Carabao Cup final mutin(...)

 Kepa Arrizabalaga gestures toward the bench after his number came up for substitution. Photograph: Getty Images

Maurizio Sarri’s grip on his position as Chelsea’s head coach has been further loosened after Kepa Arrizabalaga appeared to undermine the Italian’s au(...)

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri  reacts as his goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga refuses to leave the pitch after his proposed substitution during the Carabao Cup Final at Wembley.  Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA

Something astonishing happened in extra-time of extra time at Wembley. Kepa Arrizabalaga refused to come off the pitch. He was substituted by his man(...)

Chelsea’s Ross Barkley scores his side’s second goal  during the  Europa League round of 32 second leg match against Malmö at Stamford Bridge. Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA Wire

Chelsea 3 Malmö 0 (Chelsea win 5-1 on agg) Maurizio Sarri limps on, his tenure surely extended, at least, to a Wembley cup final this weekend and tha(...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane in action against Chelsea in the League Cup. Photograph: PA

There is, of course, no such thing as a sure thing. No guarantees, no certainties. Except, now and then, when there is. As Harry Kane stepped back fr(...)

 Chelsea Eden Hazard runs with the ball as Oriol Romeu (left) and  Maya Yashida of Southampton try to stop him during the Premier League  match  at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Chelsea 0 Southampton 0 Maurizio Sarri said last Friday that he would not enter the January market for a new striker but on the day Chelsea announced(...)

Eden Hazard scores the opener for Chelsea at Vicarage Road. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Watford 1 Chelsea 2 A match of constant action and frequent error was decided by two goals from its outstanding performer, Eden Hazard often floating(...)

 Nathan Ake of Bournemouth battles for possession with Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Chelsea 1 Bournemouth 0 Chelsea had hoped they might force passage into the semi-finals without calling upon Eden Hazard but, at present, they feel l(...)

David Luiz celebrates scoring Chelsea’s second against Manchester City. Photograph:  Clive Rose/Getty

Chelsea 2 Manchester City 0 Chelsea inflicted Manchester City’s first defeat of the season in a compelling contest at Stamford Bridge. Strikers were(...)

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