Sport Kurt Zouma could move on Friday

Captain's future uncertain after the arrival of French defender

Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard determined Chelsea make sustained Premier League title bid

The Blues have faltered in recent seasons but are optimistic under Jose Mourinho

Mourinho seems intent on capturing Rooney

Transfer news: Chelsea have not ended pursuit of Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney hints Jose Mourinho

Blues boss claims that the club will maintain their attempt to sign a new striker until the last day of the transfer window after triumphing against Hull on his return to Stamford Bridge

The replay shows the Hawk-Eye decision was correct and Branislav Ivanovic's header did not cross the line

Hawk-Eye passes first test of the season at Stamford Bridge as Branislav Ivanovic 'goal' is not given

Technology works correctly as Ivanovic's header was saved off the line

Jose Mourinho won in the first Premier League match of his second spell as Chelsea manager, beating Hull City 2-0

Chelsea 2 Hull City 0 match report: Jose Mourinho victorious in first match back in charge of Chelsea

Portuguese making winning return against promoted Hull at Stamford Bridge

The Sport Matrix: Monday 19 August 2013

Mourinho begins with a win to bring buzz back to Bridge

Frank Lampard has said he would welcome Wayne Rooney to Chelsea should he sign for the Blues

Transfer news: Frank Lampard would welcome Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney at Chelsea and admits Jose Mourinho usually gets his way

The midfielder admits the subject didn't come up while the two were on international duty during the week but says the squad would welcome him should he join the Blues

Jose Mourinho is back at Chelsea for a second spell as the club's manager

Premier League: Chelsea v Hull match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge

Nicolas Anelka could make his West Brom debut against Southampton tomorrow

Premier League: West Brom v Southampton match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at The Hawthorns

Danny Welbeck takes the applause after heading in England’s second goal

Comment: It's time for England to follow the German example

An inability to retain the ball is making it extremely hard to close out matches

Daniele De Rossi in action for Italy during the Confederations Cup with Spain

Transfer news: Daniele De Rossi omission from Roma squad fuels rumours of switch to Chelsea

The Italian defensive midfielder has been constantly linked with a switch to London and would add a wealth of experience to Jose Mourinho's midfield

Jack Wilshere, Rickie Lambert and Steven Gerrard train with England

Roy Hodgson promises to be 'careful' with Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere

Wilshere will not play 90 minutes against Scotland this week

Scott Carson, of Wigan, reacts well to deny Danny Welbeck

Wayne Rooney exit would leave two voids – goals and creativity

When, in ITV's build-up to this match, Lee Dixon argued it would be daft to sell Wayne Rooney to a title rival in Chelsea, Roy Keane responded, "Sell him to Fulham then". David Moyes would rather not sell Rooney at all, and certainly not until he has found a replacement. That, though, even for a club of Manchester United's wealth and appeal, will be difficult for Rooney, as a succession of England managers have come to realise, is a hard act to replace.

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger watches referee Anthony Taylor demonstrate the Goal Decision System (GDS) at the Emirates yesterday

Premier League brings in GDS to banish ghost goals

Goal-line technology to make domestic debut on Sunday but Arsene Wenger is yet to be convinced

Wilfried Zaha made his England debut in Sweden on Wednesday

Roy Hodgson set to name Wayne Rooney in England squad despite striker's row with Manchester United

Wilfried Zaha will also be included, while Andy Carroll is injured and there are doubts over Jermain Defoe's fitness

Frank Lampard

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho reveals he will use Frank Lampard more sparingly this season

Due to his age, the midfielder needs special treatment says the Chelsea boss

Latest stories from i100
SPONSORED FEATURES
Career Services

Day In a Page

A
Independent Travel
Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Seven Cities of Italy
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
Prague, Budapest and Vienna
Lake Garda
Minoan Crete and Santorini
Prices correct as of 15 May 2015
Mullah Omar, creator of the Taliban, is dead... for the fourth time

Mullah Omar, creator of the Taliban, is dead... again

I was once told that intelligence services declare their enemies dead to provoke them into popping up their heads and revealing their location, says Robert Fisk
Margaret Attwood on climate change: 'Time is running out for our fragile, Goldilocks planet'

Margaret Attwood on climate change

The author looks back on what she wrote about oil in 2009, and reflects on how the conversation has changed in a mere six years
New Dr Seuss manuscript discovered: What Pet Should I Get? goes on sale this week

New Dr Seuss manuscript discovered

What Pet Should I Get? goes on sale this week
Oculus Rift and the lonely cartoon hedgehog who could become the first ever virtual reality movie star

The cartoon hedgehog leading the way into a whole new reality

Virtual reality is the 'next chapter' of entertainment. Tim Walker gives it a try
Ants have unique ability to switch between individual and collective action, says study

Secrets of ants' teamwork revealed

The insects have an almost unique ability to switch between individual and collective action
Donovan interview: The singer is releasing a greatest hits album to mark his 50th year in folk

Donovan marks his 50th year in folk

The singer tells Nick Duerden about receiving death threats, why the world is 'mentally ill', and how he can write a song about anything, from ecology to crumpets
Let's Race simulator: Ultra-realistic technology recreates thrill of the Formula One circuit

Simulator recreates thrill of F1 circuit

Rory Buckeridge gets behind the wheel and explains how it works
Twitter accused of 'Facebookisation' over plans to overhaul reverse-chronological timeline

Twitter accused of 'Facebookisation'

Facebook exasperates its users by deciding which posts they can and can’t see. So why has Twitter announced plans to do the same?
Jane Birkin asks Hermès to rename bag - but what else could the fashion house call it?

Jane Birkin asks Hermès to rename bag

The star was shocked by a Peta investigation into the exotic skins trade
10 best waterproof mascaras

Whatever the weather: 10 best waterproof mascaras

We found lash-enhancing beauties that won’t budge no matter what you throw at them
Diego Costa biography: Chelsea striker's route to the top - from those who shared his journey

Diego Costa: I go to war. You come with me...

Chelsea's rampaging striker had to fight his way from a poor city in Brazil to life at the top of the Premier League. A new book speaks to those who shared his journey
Ashes 2015: England show the mettle to strike back hard in third Test

England show the mettle to strike back hard in third Test

The biggest problem facing them in Birmingham was the recovery of the zeitgeist that drained so quickly under the weight of Australian runs at Lord's, says Kevin Garside
Women's Open 2015: Charley Hull - 'I know I'm a good golfer but I'm also just a person'

Charley Hull: 'I know I'm a good golfer but I'm also just a person'

British teen keeps her feet on ground ahead of Women's Open
Turkey's conflict with Kurdish guerrillas in Iraq can benefit Isis in Syria

Turkey's conflict with Kurdish guerrillas in Iraq can benefit Isis in Syria

Turkish President Erdogan could benefit politically from the targeting of the PKK, says Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: Our choice is years of Tory rule under Jeremy Corbyn or a return to a Labour government

Our choice is years of Tory rule under Corbyn or a return to a Labour government

Yvette Cooper urged Labour members to 'get serious' about the next general election rather than become 'a protest movement'