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(...)

 Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring against Liverpool. Photograph: PA

Chelsea 1 Liverpool 0 This revival feels unlikely. It had taken the hosts half an hour to rouse themselves properly, their initial ambitions having b(...)

Chelsea Cesc Fabregas scores early in the Premier League game against Swansea at the Liberty Stadium. Photograph: Geoff Caddick/AFP/Getty Images

Swansea 0 Chelsea 1 Chelsea’s chase for a top-four Premier League spot gathered pace as Cesc Fabregas scored a landmark goal to deepen Swansea’s rele(...)

Southampton’s Shane Long in action against Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante  during the Premier League match at St Mary’s Stadium. Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA Wire

Mark Hughes has called for Marcos Alonso to face retrospective punishment for a challenge on Shane Long in Southampton’s 3-2 loss to Chelsea. Saints (...)

Tottenham’s Dele Alli celebrates scoring their second goal with Son Heung-min during the Premier League game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Photograph:  Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Chelsea 1 Tottenham Hotspur 3 Tottenham Hotspur had been waiting over 28 long years for this moment. Not since 1990 had their travelling supporters b(...)

Pedro of Chelsea beats Kasper Schmeichel of Leicester City to score at The King Power Stadium. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Leicester 1 Chelsea 2 AET Chelsea’s hopes of claiming silverware from a tempestuous campaign have been maintained. It took a header in extra-time, s(...)

 Ousmane Dembele  celebrates with Barcelona team-mate  Lionel Messi after scoring their second goal in the  Champions League round of 16 second leg  match  at the Camp Nou stadium. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

Barcelona 3 Chelsea 0 (Barcelona win 4-1 on aggregate) They began the night by unveiling a giant banner – “God Save the King” – behind one of the goa(...)

Borussia Dortmund: the club aren’t selling half-and-half scarves for their Europa League match against Red Bull Salzburg. Photograph: TF-Images via Getty

Borussia Dortmund normally produce a souvenir half-and-half scarf for every European match. This week, however, their opponents in the Europa League (...)

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