Papiss Cisse may be forgiven for wanting to play badly every week if he could repeat Saturday`s double strike which helped Newcastle United end Chelsea`s hopes of going through the Premier League season unbeaten.
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.
Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson is poised to land his second big-money contract in the Chinese Super League (CSL) after leaving Guangzhou R&F following just one full season, reports said Monday.
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.
Chelsea captain John Terry has said both he and team-mate Branislav Ivanovic were "double headlocked at every corner" during the Premier League leaders` dramatic 1-1 draw away to Manchester United on Sunday.
Jose Mourinho shared the honours with former mentor Louis van Gaal as his Chelsea side drew at Manchester United in the Premier league on Sunday, but there was no doubt which of the pair was happier with the 1-1 result.
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 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.
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.
Striker Diego Costa, who has scored seven goals for Chelsea in his first four Premier League games, cannot play more than once a week because of a hamstring problem, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has said.