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

Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Lake Garda, Venice & Verona from £629pp
Dubrovnik
Vietnam
Bruges
South Africa
Spain
Prices correct as of 12 December 2014
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'You look for someone who's an inspiration and try to be like them'

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Could cannabis oil reverse the effects of cancer?

Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

The Interview movie review

You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here
Serial mania has propelled podcasts into the cultural mainstream

How podcasts became mainstream

People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

A memorable year for science – if not for mice

The most important scientific breakthroughs of 2014
Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

Christmas cocktails to make you merry

Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
5 best activity trackers

Fitness technology: 5 best activity trackers

Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
Paul Scholes column: It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves

Paul Scholes column

It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves
Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas