Comment blog posts:
* Ashley Cole retires from international football after being omitted from the England World Cup squad. Frank Lampard and Gary Cahill are selected.
* Other Chelsea players selected for the national teams at the World Cup include: Christian Atsu (Ghana); Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon); David Luiz, Oscar, Willian (Brazil), Andre Schurrle (Germany). The Blues were the most represented club at the World Cup, sending some 18 players.
* Ashley Cole is released by Chelsea at the end of the month. He played 338 and 107 times for club and country respectively.
* Frank Lampard leaves Chelsea. The Chelsea all-time top goalscorer played 648 times for the Blues, spanning 13 years.
* David Luiz leaves Chelsea in a £50 million move to Paris Saint-Germain.