ENGLISH PREMIERE LEAGUE

  • Complacency not a factor for Chelsea, says Mourinho 1 hour 46 minutes ago

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho expects to beat West Bromwich Albion on Saturday but does not believe his side will become complacent in their quest for the Premier League title following an unbeaten start to the season. Having collected 29 points from 11 matches, table-topping Chelsea have a four-point advantage over...
  • Next eight games crucial for Manchester City, says Manuel Pellegrini 2 hours 4 minutes ago

    London: Manchester City must win their eight Premier League games before the end of the year if they are to challenge Chelsea for the Premier League title, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday. Third-placed City are eight points adrift of Jose Mourinho's unbeaten Chelsea and having won only one of their...
  • Daniel Sturridge breaks down again with new thigh injury 6 hours 29 minutes ago

    Liverpool: Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has broken down again with another injury to his left thigh, extending the England international's long spell out of the team. Sturridge, who has not played since August because of injury, tore a muscle in a training session on Tuesday. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says it is...
  • Oliver Giroud faces fight to get back into Arsenal team, says Wenger 6 hours 33 minutes ago

    France international Olivier Giroud faces a fight to get back into the Arsenal team after recovering from a broken leg, manager Arsene Wenger said on the eve of Saturday's mouth-watering Premier League clash with Manchester United. Giroud, who has been out since breaking his leg against Everton on Aug. 23, has...
  • Injured Daley Blind faces long spell out: Louis van Gaal Yesterday

    Manchester: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says Daley Blind faces a "long" spell out after the midfielder hurt his left knee playing for the Netherlands in a European Championship qualifier. Van Gaal said on Thursday that Blind's knee is in a brace and that the player will go for a...
  • Olivier Giroud fit for Arsenal after three months with broken leg Yesterday

    London: France striker Olivier Giroud is fit after three months out with a broken leg and could make his return for Arsenal in the Premier League match against Manchester United on Saturday. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Giroud has made a quicker-than-expected recovery from a small break to his tibia during...
  • Striker Bony signs contract extension with Swansea Yesterday

    London: Swansea City's Ivory Coast international Wilfried Bony has signed a one-year contract extension, the Premier League club said on Wednesday. The deal, which will keep the 25-year-old striker at the Liberty Stadium until 2018, is likely to ward off potential suitors ahead of the January transfer window. Bony was the subject...
  • Manchester United revenues hit by Champions League absence 3 days ago

    London: English Premier League club Manchester United suffered a 10 percent fall in first quarter revenue as the absence of lucrative Champions League soccer this season took its toll. United, currently seventh in the table and still struggling with what has been a dismal transition since Alex Ferguson retired as manager...
  • Chelsea don't have title in the bag: Courtois 3 days ago

    London: Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois insists his team Chelsea do not have the Premier League title 'in the bag', as is being widely claimed by experts. The Belgian said that winning the trophy will be 'very difficult' despite the failings this season of defending champions Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United,...
  • Sunderland, QPR fined for not controlling players 3 days ago

    London: Sunderland and Queens Park Rangers have been fined 20,000 pounds ($31,000) each for failing to control their players in two separate Premier League matches, the Football Association said on Monday. Both clubs admitted the charge of "failing to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion", the governing body...
  • Manchester United injury woes continue with Daley Blind blow 4 days ago

    London: With Daley Blind joining a burgeoning Manchester United injury list, manager Louis van Gaal must feel like the fates are conspiring against him at the start of his reign at Old Trafford. Netherlands midfielder Blind limped off in his country's 6-0 win over Latvia in a Euro 2016 qualifier on...
  • Chelsea announce 18.4 million pounds annual profit 1 week ago

    London: English Premier League football club Chelsea FC on Friday announced a profit of 18.4 million pounds, their second in three years, and a record turnover of 319.8 million pounds for the year ended June 30, 2014. The margin was the largest since Roman Abramovich became owner of the club in...
  • Arsenal's Ozil ruled out for another seven weeks November 13, 2014

    Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil will not be fit until the new year at the earliest, he said on Thursday. The German international suffered a knee ligament injury early in October and had hoped to be back by Christmas. "I have already been out for five weeks and will be out for another...
  • Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge back in full training November 13, 2014

    Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge is back in full training for the first time since injuring his thigh on England duty in August, the 25-year-old said on Twitter. Sturridge, who has only played three games for Liverpool this season, scoring in a 2-1 opening day victory against Southampton, is expected to return...
  • Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa fined for indiscipline November 12, 2014

    Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur have both been fined 20,000 pounds ($31,852) for failing to control their players during their recent Premier League game, the Football Association said on Tuesday. The clubs had admitted breaching FA rules by "failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion", an FA...
  • I was Manchester United scapegoat, says Marouane Fellaini November 11, 2014

    London: Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini believes he was made the scapegoat for the team's torrid time under former manager David Moyes in the Premier League last season. Fellaini, who moved to Old Trafford from Everton for 27.5 million pounds ($43.6 million) last year, endured a difficult first season at United,...
  • Arsene Wenger to be given cash pie in January window November 11, 2014

    London: Under-fire Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger could be handed 20 million pounds in the January transfer window to help resurrect the English football club's faltering season. According to Daily Mail, Wenger will prioritise bringing in a central defender in January. Arsenal also have to think about signing a strong defensive midfielder with...
  • Brazil midfielder Oscar signs new deal at Chelsea November 10, 2014

    London: Brazil midfielder Oscar has signed a new contract at Chelsea that will keep him at the Premier League club until 2019. Oscar joined Chelsea from Brazilian team Internacional in 2012. The 23-year-old Oscar says "I am so happy because I love playing for Chelsea and living in England. I have enjoyed...
  • Arsene Wenger has no case for defence after Arsenal defeat November 10, 2014

    London: It was an all too familiar sight for Arsene Wenger as Arsenal threw away a lead to lose 2-1 at Swansea City on Sunday and the Frenchman acknowledged his flaky team are becoming a cause for concern. It may only have been their second Premier League defeat of the season...
  • Louis van Gaal feels Manchester United on course for top four November 10, 2014

    Manager Louis van Gaal believes Manchester United's chances of finishing in the Premier League top four remain in their own hands after they returned to winning ways against Crystal Palace. United recorded a victory for the first time in four attempts, but they made hard work of their 1-0 triumph against...
  • Gritty Swansea stun Arsenal 2-1 in Premier League November 9, 2014

    Swansea scored twice in less than three minutes to rally to a 2-1 victory over Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday, with substitute Bafetimbi Gomis grabbing the winner with one of his first touches. A listless game played in driving rain in south Wales was illuminated by Alexis Sanchez's close-range...
  • Spurs' slump continues with 2-1 home loss to Stoke in EPL November 9, 2014

    London: Tottenham slipped into the bottom half of the Premier League by losing 2-1 to Stoke on Sunday, with a red card to full back Kyle Naughton capping a miserable game for the struggling home side. Former Barcelona forward Bojan Krkic scored his first goal for Stoke with a brilliant individual...
  • Pellegrini 'not worried' as Chelsea forge further ahead November 9, 2014

    Manuel Pellegrini shrugged that he was "not worried about Chelsea" despite seeing his Manchester City team fall further behind the Premier League leaders at the end of a dispiriting week for both the Chilean and his champions. Only another brilliant performance from Sergio Aguero, who scored twice to take his season's...
  • EPL: Sergio Aguero rescues Manchester City a point at QPR in 2-2 draw November 9, 2014

    Two goals from Sergio Aguero earned Manchester City a point as they twice came from behind in a 2-2 draw with Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road in the Premier League on Saturday. QPR started the game on the front foot, putting pressure on the City players in torrential rain whenever...
  • EPL: Juan Mata scores as Manchester United beat Crystal Palace 1-0 November 8, 2014

    Manchester: Juan Mata came on as a substitute to score in the 67th minute and give Manchester United a much-needed 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday. Just four minutes after coming on for Adnan Januzaj, the United midfielder curled a deflected shot past Julian Speroni to...
  • Radamel Falcao faces extended absence, says Louis van Gaal November 8, 2014

    London: Whether it be injury or for reasons of balance, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has warned striker Radamel Falcao could face a lengthy absence from his top-heavy side as they struggle to find a winning formula. Colombia striker Falcao, who is earning 285,000 pounds ($452,400) per week, according to...
  • Diego Costa scores winner as Chelsea beat Liverpool 2-1 November 8, 2014

    Diego Costa's second-half goal earned Chelsea a 2-1 win over Liverpool on Saturday as the unbeaten leader negotiated another tough test in their relentless challenge for the Premier League title. Dropped by Spain on Friday to allow him to recover from a string of nagging injuries, Costa started at Anfield and...
  • EPL: Struggling Liverpool face table-toppers Chelsea; City take on QPR November 8, 2014

    Manchester: Criticised for picking a perceived weakened lineup against Real Madrid in midweek, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers can justify that controversial selection if his regulars return to hand Chelsea a first Premier League loss of the season on Saturday. Rodgers was accused by some of betraying Liverpool's rich European pedigree by...
  • Manchester United's Marcos Rojo out for 6 weeks with shoulder injury November 7, 2014

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says defender Marcos Rojo will be out for six weeks after dislocating his shoulder in the 1-0 defeat to Manchester City last Sunday. Van Gaal says "he saw a specialist yesterday evening who said the conservative way to heal it is best" and that "it...
  • Manchester City's woes continue as Kompany is ruled out of QPR match November 7, 2014

    London: Manchester City's woes continued on Friday when captain Vincent Kompany, who has played in every minute of their Premier League campaign, was ruled out of the visit to Queens Park Rangers on Saturday with a calf injury. The league champions, who have won just once in five matches in all...