Premier League: Chelsea defender David Luiz denies rumours of dressing room revolt against Maurizio Sarri
Chelsea bounced back by beating Malmo 2-1 in the Europa League on Thursday, but tougher tests lie in wait with the visit of Manchester United in the FA Cup fifth round on Monday followed by a reunion with City in the League Cup final on 24 February.
European football talking points: Casemiro screamer rescues Madrid, Bayern return with a bang and City score a century
After a cagey beginning which saw both Madrid and Sevilla play with caution, it was Brazilian midfielder Casemiro who unlocked the defence with a screamer of a goal in the 78th minute
Eden Hazard scored his 100th and 101st Chelsea goals as Maurizio Sarri's men moved back into the Premier League top four by grinding out a 2-1 win at Watford.
European football talking points: Old Chelsea spirit haunts Manchester City; Lionel Messi shows sublime skills to silence Pele
The unpredictability of modern day football was fully visible in the weekend as Chelsea recovered from a horrible performance in the midweek against Wolverhampton Wanderers to end Manchester City’s winning streak.
Premier League: Maurizio Sarri's minute adjustments to system pay off as Chelsea snap Manchester City's unbeaten run
Manchester City started the game on the front foot, pressing high and creating pressure on the Chelsea backline which has been the most vulnerable aspect of Sarri’s team
Premier League: Jose Mourinho issues challenge to Paul Pogba to win back place after benching star against Fulham
"He has to play with the same mentality as the team is playing." Jose Mourinho on being asked how Paul Pogba can win back his place in Manchester United team.
Premier League: Chelsea launch investigation into racist abuse aimed at Raheem Sterling during Manchester City win
Twitter users highlighted a first-half incident when a supporter appeared to abuse Sterling as he retrieved the ball near Chelsea supporters.
Premier League: Chelsea hand Manchester City first defeat of season to help Liverpool seize top spot in standings
N'Golo Kante and David Luiz were on target for Maurizio Sarri's Chelsea as Manchester City paid for failing to take advantage of their first-half dominance.
Premier League: Chelsea's dip in form comes at worst possible time as they host Pep Guardiola's unrelenting Manchester City
Pep Guardiola's Manchester City side not only look invincible but seem capable of going the distance in all competitions, although they are prone to occasional missteps.
Premier League: Eden Hazard must decide on contract extension soon, says Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri
Eden Hazard, who joined Chelsea for £32 million from Ligue 1 outfit Lille in 2012, has spoken often about the dilemma he faces in re-signing for the Blues or taking his chances at Real Madrid.
Premier League: Vibrant Tottenham Hotspur hand Maurizio Sarri's Chelsea project a cold, harsh reality check
Chelsea fell hard on their face on their latest trip to Wembley as Tottenham Hotspur condemned Maurizio Sarri’s ‘project in progress’ to a crushing 3-1 defeat as Pochettino’s side put an end to the unbeaten run of the Blues
Premier League: Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri says David Luiz was 'confused' under former boss Antonio Conte
David Luiz was left puzzled by his treatment under former Chelsea coach Antonio Conte, according to new Stamford Bridge boss Maurizio Sarri.
Premier League: Chelsea need more than Eden Hazard's brilliance to beat Jurgen Klopp's full-strength Liverpool side
Liverpool in the Premier League, however, are a completely different proposition as they remain one of the true contenders for the Premier League this season alongside Manchester City, while Maurizio Sarri's Chelsea are the outsiders.
A frantic 48 hours in the transfer market provided Chelsea with a timely lift after last weekend's Community Shield defeat to Manchester City.
Premier League: Willian commits future to Chelsea; David Luiz wants Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois to stay at club
The transfer window for incoming players to Premier League clubs closes this Thursday, but Luiz is adamant the Blues have enough quality even if Courtois and Hazard go.
Community Shield: Manchester City serve timely reminder of their might as Chelsea sweat over Sarri-ball
Patience is a word you don’t often associate with Chelsea, but it’s the need of the hour at Stamford Bridge. As for City, the sky’s the limit for Guardiola’s stars aiming to push perfection to its limits.
Premier League: Chelsea defender David Luiz aiming to reclaim first-team spot under new manager Maurizio Sarri
Chelsea's out-of-favour Brazilian centre back David Luiz has stated that he will fight for his place in the London club's backline after starting both of their pre-season friendlies so far.
Premier League: Chelsea's Antonio Conte backs club's decision to sell Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah
Jose Mourinho, now at Manchester United but previously the manager of Chelsea, has been criticised for not keeping the 25-year-old Salah at the club.
Meet Eduardo Santos, the 'miracle doctor', who is top footballers' go-to man for getting back to fitness quickly
Eduardo Santos helped forge his reputation among many of the world's top footballers as the go-to man for getting back to fitness in rapid time.
Premier League: Antonio Conte wary of Chelsea facing Tottenham without Thibaut Courtois, Andreas Christensen
Courtois did not feature for Belgium during the international break because of a hamstring problem, while defender Christensen was sent back by Denmark after struggling with muscle fatigue.