Is Tika Taka dead? The quick fire, one touch passing and upfield pressing tactic may not be perfect after all.
Jose Mourinho said he was now the "Happy One" on his second coming as manager of Chelsea - the club he said he has always loved.
The Premier League will welcome back one of its most charismatic managers when Jose Mourinho returns next season.
Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has reportedly agreed a free transfer to New York City, with Atletico Madrid marksman David Villa is set to join him.
According to the Sunday Mirror, Lampard and Villa met with Jason Kreis, installed as New York City head coachin January by the Premier League champions' chief executive officer Ferran Soriano. Lampard broke off from his preparations with England for the World Cup to sort out his move.
Lampard is understood to be have agreed to a basic wage significantly less than the £150,000-a-week that he picked up at Chelsea.
Chelsea have agreed terms with French champions Paris Saint-Germain for the sale of Brazilian defender David Luiz, the Blues have announced.
The price tag for the 27-year-old, who joined Chelsea for £21.3 million in 2011, is reported to be around £40m.
Football clubs have responded to calls for better disabled access by stressing the difficulty of improving "historic" stadiums.
Minister of State for Disabled People Mike Penning said that in many clubs the level of support and space for disabled people was breaking the law.
But Chelsea Football Club said "like many other clubs with older grounds we are hampered with the age and layout of Stamford Bridge", adding that they were consulting architects on possible improvements.
Fulham, another club to fall short of the levels required, said they accommodate "as many wheelchair users as possible within the confines of an historic stadium", and that a proposed redevelopment would help improve the situation.
The official Paris St Germain Twitter account shared this cheeky graphic after their 3-1 victory over Chelsea in the Champions League quarter-final tonight.
The tweet had nearly 5,000 retweets in just 15 minutes - along with some unprintable replies from some Chelsea fans.
Manchester United have been drawn against defending champions Bayern Munich in the quarter finals of the Champions League.
Chelsea will face Paris St-Germain after beating Galatasaray in the previous round.
La Liga champions Barcelona will take on Athletico Madrid in an all-Spanish tie, while Real Madrid will face last year's finalists Borrussia Dortmund.
The matches will be played over two legs on April 1-2 and April 8-9.
For all the reaction to the draw visit ITV Sport
Two Chelsea supporters have reportedly been stabbed in Istanbul on Tuesday evening on the eve of the club's Champions League game against Galatasaray.
Neither required hospital treatment after the incident, the Press Association reports.
The Foreign Office confirmed it was investigating reports of the incidents which allegedly took place around Taksim Square.
"We are looking into reports. We have had no confirmation of an incident. If confirmed we stand ready to provide consular assistance, " a Foreign Office spokeswoman said.
Chelsea winger Victor Moses has joined Liverpool on a season-long loan becoming the club's third signing on transfer deadline day.
Jose Mourinho said he wants to be loved for what he does in his second stint as Chelsea manager, rather than the first, but is under no illusions about the size of the challenge facing him:
– Jose Mourinho
I am not coming back because this is a comfortable position and the club loves me. It is the exact opposite.
I have more responsibility, expectations are higher this time. I can be respected for what I did before, but I want to be loved for what I do from now on.