Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri  watches his team progress in the Europa League on Thursday night. Photograph: Reuters

After the tumultuous week he has endured, you cannot blame Maurizio Sarri for taking just about anything right now. Three days on from his side’s meek(...)

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(...)

Chelsea’s Ross Barkley celebrates his opener with Olivier Giroud. Photograph: Andreas Hillergren/EPA

Malmö FF 1 Chelsea 2 European competition has offered Maurizio Sarri some respite. Chelsea may not have dazzled in southern Sweden, and a late conces(...)

Markus Rosenberg celebrates with team mates after scoring the first goal for Malmo against Celtic. Photograph: Andrew Boyers/Reuters

Malmo 2 Celtic 0 (Agg: 4-3) Malmo’s success story continues apace. This small club have no rightful place among football’s aristocracy but will(...)

Valencia’s players celebrate their goal against Monaco.

Spain became the first nation to have five teams in the Champions League group stage in a single season after Valencia squeezed past Monaco 4-3 on ag(...)

Gary Hooper of Norwich City is carried off during the pre-season friendly between Norwich City and Panathinaikos at Carrow Road. Photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Norwich’s big-money summer signing Gary Hooper was a cause for concern tonight after he injured his leg in their friendly win over Panathinaikos.Hoope(...)