Champions Chelsea need a fit Diego Costa, says Harry Redknapp
Champions Chelsea need a fit Diego Costa, says Harry Redknapp

Defending champions Chelsea`s season could be in trouble if striker Diego Costa is unavailable for long, former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp said.

Radamel Falcao can play as dual striker, says Jose Mourinho
Radamel Falcao can play as dual striker, says Jose Mourinho

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said he could adopt a two-pronged attack with Colombian Radamel Falcao offering more options for the coming season after joining on loan from Monaco.

Aston Villa gamble on France Under-21 defender Jordan Amavi
Aston Villa gamble on France Under-21 defender Jordan Amavi

France Under-21 international fullback Jordan Amavi became one of Ligue 1 side Nice`s most lucrative transfer deals on Saturday when he signed for English Premier League side Aston Villa for a fee believed to be between 13 to 15million euros (£9-10.4million, $14-16million).

Jose Mourinho mulls long Diego Costa break
Jose Mourinho mulls long Diego Costa break

Diego Costa may not appear for Chelsea again this season, Jose Mourinho has said, ahead of a summer fitness programme aimed at returning the burly Spanish striker to full strength.

Chelsea face striker crisis ahead of Arsenal showdown
Chelsea face striker crisis ahead of Arsenal showdown

Champions-elect Chelsea may have to go into Sunday`s top of the table showdown against Arsenal at the Emirates without their three main strikers.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho indebted to super-sub Loic Remy
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho indebted to super-sub Loic Remy

 Jose Mourinho believes he owes a debt to Loic Remy after the striker came off the bench to score the winner in the 3-2 victory over Hull City on Sunday that moves Chelsea six points clear in the Premier League title race.

Chelsea have look of champions, says Jose Mourinho
Chelsea have look of champions, says Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho believes Chelsea are firmly on course to win the Premier League after extending their lead at the top to six points with a battling 3-2 victory at Hull.

Title in the balance, Daniel Sturridge strikes on Reds return
Title in the balance, Daniel Sturridge strikes on Reds return

Premier League leaders Chelsea remained five points clear of second-placed Manchester City after drawing 1-1 with the defending champions in Saturday`s late kick-off at Stamford Bridge.

David Silva keeps Manchester City on Chelsea`s heels
David Silva keeps Manchester City on Chelsea`s heels

Spanish midfielder David Silva equalised as Manchester City prevented Chelsea pulling eight points clear at the Premier League summit in a hard-fought 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Jose Mourinho says sorry for referee criticism
Jose Mourinho says sorry for referee criticism

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has apologised for criticising referee Kevin Friend in the aftermath of his side`s 3-0 win over Watford in the FA Cup at the weekend.

Squad depth gives Chelsea edge, says Loic Remy
Squad depth gives Chelsea edge, says Loic Remy

Chelsea striker Loic Remy believes his side`s convincing midweek victory over Tottenham Hotspur illustrated why the Stamford Bridge club are already clear favourites to land the Premier League title.

Chelsea, Manchester City seek pre-Christmas consolidation
Chelsea, Manchester City seek pre-Christmas consolidation

With the frantic Christmas fixture schedule looming on the horizon, Chelsea and Manchester City will look to consolidate their positions as Premier League pace-setters in this weekend`s matches.

Premier League: Chelsea march on; Sergio Aguero keeps Manchester City in the mix
Premier League: Chelsea march on; Sergio Aguero keeps Manchester City in the mix

Chelsea`s inexorable Premier League title march continued with a consummate 3-0 triumph over Tottenham Hotspur and champions Manchester City stayed second with a 4-1 canter at Sunderland on Wednesday.

Diego Costa banned for midweek derby but Jose Mourinho unconcerned
Diego Costa banned for midweek derby but Jose Mourinho unconcerned

Diego Costa will miss Chelsea`s midweek derby clash with Tottenham Hotspur after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season in Saturday`s 0-0 draw at Sunderland but manager Jose Mourinho seems unconcerned.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Champions League: Chelsea sail on with impressive win over Maribor
Champions League: Chelsea sail on with impressive win over Maribor

Chelsea crushed Maribor 6-0 in a predictably one-sided Champions League Group G match at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday that saw Jose Mourinho`s side stretch their unbeaten run from the start of the season to 12 matches.