Diego Costa back for Chelsea as Jose Mourinho urges Spain caution
Diego Costa back for Chelsea as Jose Mourinho urges Spain caution

Chelsea`s leading scorer Diego Costa is fit for Saturday`s London derby at home to Queens Park Rangers, but Spain need to look after him in the next international break, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday.

Ballon d'Or 2014: Where are all the English players?

FIFA announced its shortlist for the 2014 Ballon d'Or awards on Tuesday. The award is football's equivalent of Hollywood's Oscars. Like always, the 23-man list in contention for one of world football's most coveted prize raised a furore.

Drogba is proving why he is a Special One, says Mourinho
Drogba is proving why he is a Special One, says Mourinho

Some Chelsea fans thought manager Jose Mourinho had taken leave of his senses when he decided to bring the ageing Didier Drogba back to the club in the close season.

Ronaldo would be looking to retain Ballon d'Or
Ronaldo would be looking to retain Ballon d'Or

Real Madrid star forward Cristiano Ronaldo would be looking to retain the Ballon d'Or award as the shortlist for the FIFA 2014 men's world footballer of the year award has been revealed.

Honours even as Manchester United leave it late against Chelsea
Honours even as Manchester United leave it late against Chelsea

Robin van Persie`s goal deep into stoppage-time snatched a 1-1 draw for Manchester United against Premier League leaders Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Chelsea's Diego Costa likely to start against Manchester United
Chelsea's Diego Costa likely to start against Manchester United

Spanish marksman Diego Costa has overcome his hamstring problem and illness and is likely to be in Chelsea's starting squad against Manchester United in the English Premier League at Old Trafford here Sunday.

EPL preview: Manchester United vs Chelsea
EPL preview: Manchester United vs Chelsea

Chelsea face the prospect of having veteran Didier Drogba as their only fit striker for their visit to Manchester United on Sunday in what is usually one of the standout matches of the Premier League season.

Jose Mourinho defiant despite striker crisis
Jose Mourinho defiant despite striker crisis

Jose Mourinho insisted he was not worried by the prospect of running short of forward options ahead of Sunday`s visit to Manchester United after confirming Loic Remy and Diego Costa will both miss Chelsea`s trip to Old Trafford.

Diego Costa ruled out of Maribor clash as injuries hit Chelsea
Diego Costa ruled out of Maribor clash as injuries hit Chelsea

Chelsea will be without striker Diego Costa for their Champions League clash at home to Maribor on Tuesday.

Diego Costa ruled out of Maribor clash as injuries hit Chelsea
Diego Costa ruled out of Maribor clash as injuries hit Chelsea

Chelsea will be without striker Diego Costa for their Champions League clash at home to Maribor on Wednesday.

Jose Mourinho wants more dialogue with international managers
Jose Mourinho wants more dialogue with international managers

Confronted with a growing injury list, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho spoke on Monday of his frustration at a lack of communication with international managers who send his players back injured.

Lionel Messi misses nomination for  2013-14 best striker award in La Liga
Lionel Messi misses nomination for 2013-14 best striker award in La Liga

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi was the surprise omission in the three-man shortlisted for the LFP's 'Best Striker of the 2013/2014' award which was revealed on Friday.

Chelsea jet-setters return to local business
Chelsea jet-setters return to local business

In case they needed it, the short trip to Crystal Palace will re-focus Chelsea`s globe-trotting players on matters at home as the Premier League slips back into gear this weekend after the second international break of the season.

We were all suffering for Diego Costa: Vicente del Bosque
We were all suffering for Diego Costa: Vicente del Bosque

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque predicted Diego Costa would be a key performer for Spain in coming years after the Brazil-born forward ended his long wait for an international goal on Sunday.

Diego Costa ends drought as Spain ease past Luxembourg
Diego Costa ends drought as Spain ease past Luxembourg

Diego Costa ended his long international scoring drought with the third goal in an uninspiring 4-0 win for Spain away to minnows Luxembourg in Euro 2016 qualifying Group C on Sunday.

Euro 2016 qualifying: England labour to victory, Costa breaks Spain drought
Euro 2016 qualifying: England labour to victory, Costa breaks Spain drought

Wayne Rooney scored his 43rd international goal as England beat Estonia 1-0 to preserve their perfect Euro 2016 qualifying record on Sunday while Chelsea striker Diego Costa finally opened his Spain account.

Spain lose Sergio Ramos for Euro qualifiers
Spain lose Sergio Ramos for Euro qualifiers

Spain defender Sergio Ramos will miss this week`s Euro 2016 qualifiers away to Slovakia and Luxembourg due to a calf injury and will be replaced in the squad by Marc Bartra, the European champions said on Monday.

Diego Costa named in Spain squad despite Jose Mourinho concerns
Diego Costa named in Spain squad despite Jose Mourinho concerns

Spain boss Vicente del Bosque on Friday included Chelsea`s Diego Costa in his side`s Euro 2016 qualifiers away against Slovakia and Luxembourg despite Jose Mourinho`s concerns over the striker`s fitness.

Jose Mourinho remains concerned over Diego Costa fitness
Jose Mourinho remains concerned over Diego Costa fitness

Jose Mourinho admits Diego Costa runs the risk of breaking down if the injury-plagued Chelsea striker is pushed too hard.

Chelsea preserve lead, Wayne Rooney sent off in Manchester United win
Chelsea preserve lead, Wayne Rooney sent off in Manchester United win

Premier League leaders Chelsea conserved their three-point advantage by beating Aston Villa 3-0 on Saturday, while Wayne Rooney was sent off as Manchester United edged West Ham United.