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  • Brazil drop Oscar from Copa America squad on Mourinho's call 13 hours 44 minutes ago

    Rio de Janeiro: A phone call from Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho to the Slecao coaching staff prompted midfielder Oscar's omission from Brazil's Copa America squad, the team has said. The 23-year-old was left out of coach Dunga's 23-man squad, announced on Tuesday, for the June 11-July 4 tournament with an unspecified...
  • Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge says hip surgery successful 18 hours 18 minutes ago

    Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has had successful surgery on a hip problem that effectively ended his season, he said on social media on Tuesday. The 25-year-old England international has been sidelined by hip and thigh injuries and has not played since the FA Cup quarter-final win over Blackburn Rovers on April...
  • EPL: Phil Jones ready to boost Manchester United's top-four ambition Yesterday

    Manchester United could have defender Phil Jones back for the final three games of their season as they try to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League. The versatile England international has been out since mid-April with an ankle injury but played for United's under-21s on Monday and came through...
  • Alexis Sanchez nets twice as Arsenal beat Hull City 3-1 in Premier League 2 days ago

    Alexis Sanchez scored twice as Arsenal virtually secured Champions League football for an 18th straight year by beating Hull 3-1 Monday in the Premier League. The win means Arsenal are nine points ahead of fifth-place Liverpool, who have three games left to play. Third-place Arsenal also have a game in hand...
  • Striking deficiencies giving Louis van Gaal much to ponder 2 days ago

    London: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal accepts that finding a cure for his side's misfiring forward line will be essential if they are to challenge for the Premier League title next season. United's steady improvement under the Dutchman has come to a grinding halt with consecutive defeats against Chelsea, Everton...
  • Arsene Wenger not keen on drastic changes next season 2 days ago

    London: English football club Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on Monday said he is not plotting any drastic changes to his squad this summer because he is convinced they have made progress this season. "We have improved a lot this season. Our defensive record since January is outstanding. We are not in...
  • Jose Mourinho plays it cool as Chelsea celebrate 2 days ago

    There was no celebratory run down the touchline, no dancing on the pitch, just a sober reflection of a job well done from Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho on Sunday after his side beat Crystal Palace to win the Premier League title. A 1-0 victory, sealed by Eden Hazard's goal on the...
  • EPL: Sergio Aguero earns Manchester City 1-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur 3 days ago

    London: Manchester City responded to officially losing its Premier League title by beating Tottenham 1-0 through Sergio Aguero's goal to cement second place on Sunday. The Argentina striker took his league-high tally to 22 goals by finishing off a classic counterattack in the 29th minute, running onto David Silva's pass and...
  • Chelsea secure Premier League title with 3 games to spare 3 days ago

    London: Chelsea clinched their first Premier League title for five years as Jose Mourinho's side produced a typically stubborn display to grind out a 1-0 victory against Crystal Palace at a jubilant Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Playmaker Eden Hazard scored the crucial goal in the 45th minute when he headed home...
  • Louis van Gaal rues Manchester United's poor finishing skills 3 days ago

    Manchester: Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has blamed his side's finishing for Manchester United's 0-1 loss against West Bromwich Albion at home in the English Premier League. Dutch striker Robin van Persie saw his second-half penalty saved as United went down 0-1 at home to West Bromwich Albion. It was United's...
  • Chelsea are boring under Jose Mourinho, says Ruud Gullit 3 days ago

    London: Chelsea play "ugly" football under Jose Mourinho and the Premier League's runaway leaders deserve to be branded as boring because of their refusal to attack teams, their former manager Ruud Gullit has said. Chelsea, who have already won the League Cup this season, boast a 13-point lead at the top...
  • EPL: Defeats leave Burnley and QPR on brink of relegation 3 days ago

    Burnley and Queens Park Rangers' Premier League survival hopes were left hanging by a thread after defeats and unfavourable results elsewhere left them rooted to the foot of the table on Saturday. Manchester United slipped to a third successive defeat, 1-0 at home to West Bromwich Albion, at the other end...
  • Support pours in for Rio Ferdinand following wife's death 3 days ago

    Footballers rallied round on Saturday to offer support to former England captain Rio Ferdinand following the death of his wife, Rebecca Ellison, from cancer. Ferdinand's Queens Park Rangers team mates and his former colleagues at Manchester United all wore black armbands during their Premier League matches. QPR player Leroy Fer offered his...
  • West Brom inflict Manchester United's 3rd straight loss in Premier League 4 days ago

    Jonas Olsson gave West Bromwich Albion a 1-0 victory at Manchester United on Saturday that should ensure the team stays in the English Premier League. But a third successive loss for United has seen their grip on fourth place loosened, with Liverpool only four points behind in the race for Champions...
  • Steven Gerrard heads Liverpool to 2-1 win vs QPR in Premier League 4 days ago

    Liverpool: Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard made amends for missing a penalty by clinching a 2-1 victory over Queens Park Rangers on Saturday that damages the London club's bid for Premier League survival. The midfielder, who will join the Los Angeles Galaxy at the end of the season, headed in Philippe Coutinho's...
  • EPL: Defeats leaves Burnley and QPR on the brink of relegation 4 days ago

    London: Burnley and Queens Park Rangers' Premier League survival hopes were left hanging by a thread after defeats and unfavourable results elsewhere on Saturday left them rooted to the foot of the table. Mark Noble's first half penalty was enough to condemn Burnley, who had Michael Duff sent off in the...
  • EPL: Resurgent Leicester beat sorry Newcastle to pull clear of drop zone 4 days ago

    London: Resurgent Leicester City pulled four points clear of the Premier League relegation zone thanks to Leonardo Ulloa's brace in a 3-0 victory against free-falling Newcastle United at the King Power Stadium on Saturday. Ulloa headed home inside the first minute and, after Wes Morgan doubled the lead in the 17th...
  • Bournemouth promoted to Premier League as 2nd-tier champions 4 days ago

    London: Bournemouth were promoted to the Premier League for the first time as second-tier champions after Watford threw away the title in the final seconds of the season on Saturday. Already guaranteed promotion, Watford led the League Championship heading into Saturday's finale and was beating Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 until stoppage time...
  • Memories more important than medals for Jose Mourinho 4 days ago

    London: Jose Mourinho said it is memories rather than medals that motivate him as his Chelsea side sit on the brink of a first Premier League title for five years. Victory against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Sunday will secure Mourinho a third title at Chelsea after triumphs in 2005...
  • Didier Drogba can't wait for 'crazy' Chelsea Sunday 4 days ago

    Veteran striker Didier Drogba is expecting a "crazy" Stamford Bridge atmosphere when Chelsea attempt to clinch the Premier League title for the first time in five years with a win at home to Crystal Palace on Sunday. The 37-year-old former Ivory Coast international is dreaming of an avalanche of goals against...
  • Chelsea on the brink of clinching Premier League title 4 days ago

    Manchester: By mixing attacking verve with defensive resilience, Chelsea have been a class apart in the Premier League and can win the title Sunday with three games to spare. A victory over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge will seal the title for Chelsea, who have lost only two games and is...
  • EPL: Crystal Palace determined to make Chelsea wait 5 days ago

    London: Crystal Palace are determined to bounce back from a disappointing performance last weekend to delay Chelsea's Premier League title celebrations, manager Alan Pardew said on Friday. Palace lost 2-0 at home to struggling Hull City last time out and a third defeat in a row at Chelsea on Sunday would...
  • Wayne Rooney fit for Manchester United, Van Gaal ponders three-year plan 5 days ago

    London: Wayne Rooney is fit to lead the Manchester United attack in the weekend's Premier League game at home to West Bromwich Albion, coach Louis van Gaal said on Friday. The England captain limped off near the end of Sunday's 3-0 loss at Everton with a knee injury but will be...
  • Shaky Manchester City must improve defensively, says Manuel Pellegrini 5 days ago

    London: Scoring goals is not a problem but Manchester City must tighten up defensively if they are going to challenge for the Premier League title next season, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday. City scored 102 goals and conceded 37 on their way to the title last seoasn but with four...
  • Injuries hurt Arsenal's title bid, laments Arsene Wenger 5 days ago

    London: Although pleased with the progress of his Arsenal side this season, manager Arsene Wenger is frustrated injuries have hampered the Gunners' premier league challenge. Fourth-placed finishers for the last two seasons, Arsenal currently sit third, level on 67 points with second-placed Manchester City, but with a game in hand. The Gunners...
  • Chelsea poised to celebrate first title in five years 6 days ago

    Chelsea have been accused of being boring but they will not mind one bit if they beat Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Sunday to win the Premier League title for the first time in five years. Jose Mourinho's side were jeered by Arsenal fans during last weekend's 0-0 draw after...
  • EPL: Chelsea beat Leicester 3-1, a win away from league title 1 week ago

    Leicester: Chelsea staged a second-half comeback to beat Leicester 3-1 on Wednesday and move to within three points of capturing the Premier League trophy. Jose Mourinho's side holds a 13-point lead and can clinch a first league title in five years by beating Crystal Palace at home on Sunday. Marc Albrighton's goal...
  • ISL representatives in England for Premier League workshop 1 week ago

    London: Indian Super League (ISL) organisers along with selected officials of all eight participant franchises are in England for a workshop that seeks to implement Premier League practices in the second edition of ISL and further. The workshop started on Wednesday and the 23-member contingent will visit the league headquarters. They...
  • Arsenal need four top players to become 'Invincibles': Mourinho 1 week ago

    London: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho endorsed Arsenal legend Thierry Henry's assessment of his former side, saying he thinks the "Gunners" are four signings away from becoming "The Invincibles". In English football, the term is used to refer the Arsenal team of the 2003-04 season after they won the English Premier League...
  • Manchester City set for upheaval after season of struggles 1 week ago

    Manchester: Proof of the struggles at Manchester City this season arrived when the Premier League's team of the year was announced on Sunday. Chelsea had six players included. Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham all had representatives. City? Not one player. Before the end of this season, the manager is under severe pressure...