Defender claims he's fit, but Rafa Benitez keeps him out of 1-0 victory over Sparta Prague
Six things you need to know to understand why not everyone’s cheering Cole’s 100th England cap
Professional athletes use 'hyper-focus' to develop superior cognitive skills
Was Spanish manager brought in simply to take the flak as old guard are shown the door?
The Blues already own a 40 per cent stake in the Fluminense right-back
FA finds referee has no case to answer over Mikel smear – but where is Chelsea's apology?
The Blues can't win as police drop investigation into Clattenburg race allegations
Draw with Liverpool sees Chelsea slide into third behind the two Manchesters; Arsenal go eighth
Supporter caught on camera the day after Chelsea says ref called Mikel a 'monkey'
Latest allegations are 'too depressing for words' as football heads back to the gutter
Referee accused of 'inappropriate language', as he files report about post-match fracas
After ugly game turns even uglier, Chelsea lodge formal complaint against Mark Clattenburg
Premier League preview from United's trip to Chelsea to Jack Wilshere's return
Youngsters Oxlade-Chamberlain, Gibbs and Frimpong get new improved contracts – but not Walcott
John Terry returns but dismal Blues fluff their lines and face Champions League battle
Reports of a new body to represent black footballers greeted with dismay
Premier League talking points from Rio's racism statement to insipid, abject Arsenal
Meanwhile Liverpool line up £10m bid for Theo Walcott, but he may prefer Manchester City
Alex Ferguson furious after player defies him by not wearing Kick It Out T-shirt
Juan Mata on brilliant form as Chelsea, while Rio Ferdinand gets into trouble with Alex Ferguson