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 Manchester United’s Chris Smalling  pulls Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic  to the ground in the Manchester United penalty area during the  Premier League soccer match  at Old Trafford. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Chelsea captain John Terry claims he and fellow defender Branislav Ivanovic were “double headlocked at every corner” during the Premier League leaders(...)

Manchester United’s  Robin van Persie celebrates scoring his side’s late equaliser against Chelsea at Old Trafford. Photograph: Getty Images

Much was made in the buildup to this match of José Mourinho’s managerial debt to Louis van Gaal. Football has a nice habit of turning such orthodoxie(...)

Robin van Persie of Manchester United scores the equalising goal during the  Premier League match against  Chelsea at Old Trafford. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Robin van Persie admitted his late equaliser against Chelsea had felt like a winner.United looked set to lose to Didier Drogba’s header, deflected in (...)

 Manchester United’s Adnan Januzaj goes past Chelsea’s  Cesc Fabregas  during the  Premier League match at Old Trafford.  Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

José Mourinho-Louis van Gaal contest ends with honours evenThis was a chance to discover how adept Louis van Gaal remained at the club management game(...)

Chelsea’s Didier Drogba rises above Manchester United’s Rafael to head home during the Premier League  game at Old Trafford. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Manchester United 1 Chelsea 1Now, perhaps, Louis van Gaal has a better understanding why Sir Alex Ferguson used to boast no other side on the planet h(...)

Chelsea striker Diego Costa: unlikely to feature at Old Trafford. Photo: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Chelsea are considering playing Andre Schurrle as a central striker in Sunday’s trip to Manchester United after Loic Remy joined Diego Costa on the s(...)

Chelsea’s Diego Costa is now struggling with a groin injury. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire

Chelsea expect to be without Diego Costa for their trip to Manchester United on Sunday with the Spain forward, who has been hampered by hamstring trou(...)

Chelsea’s John Terry scores a goal   against Maribor at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Andrew Winning / Reuters

Chelsea 6 Maribor 0Chelsea feel like a team of the present, yet here was a match infused with a hint of nostalgia. The crowd were able to lap up goals(...)

Chelsea’s manager Jose Mourinho attends a media conference at their training ground in Cobham. Chelsea  play Maribor in a Champions League Group G soccer match on Tuesday. Photograph: Eddie Keogh / Reuters

Chelsea v NK Maribor Stamford Bridge, 7.45pm, UTV and Setanta Ireland Eventually José Mourinho could take no more, his patience worn thin by q(...)

Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock (left) and Chelsea manager José Mourinho before the Barclays Premier League match at Selhurst Park, London. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

José Mourinho believes his unbeaten Chelsea side would be champions elect in any other championship than the Premier League after their scintillating(...)

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