EPL

  • Diego Costa back for Chelsea as Jose Mourinho urges Spain caution 54 minutes ago

    London: Chelsea's leading scorer Diego Costa is fit for Saturday's London derby at home to Queens Park Rangers, but Spain need to look after him in the next international break, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday. Mourinho did nothing to diffuse tension between the club and Spain's coach Vicente Del Bosque,...
  • Manchester City's Silva ruled out for up to a month with knee injury 1 hour 0 minutes ago

    Manchester City midfielder David Silva has been ruled out for nearly a month after sustaining a knee injury, his manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday. The Spanish playmaker was withdrawn after suffering the injury only nine minutes into City's shock 2-0 home defeat to Newcastle United in the League Cup on...
  • Arsenal can still win Premier League, says Arsene Wenger 2 hours 20 minutes ago

    London: Arsenal are still in contention for the Premier League title and it is too soon to say that leaders Chelsea can go through the season undefeated, manager Arsene Wenger told a news conference on Friday. Wenger's so-called "Invincibles" team achieved that feat over 38 league games in 2003-04, but he...
  • Up to Liverpool to offer new contract: Steven Gerrard 5 hours 55 minutes ago

    Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says he could be forced to play for a different team next season if the club doesn't offer him a new contract when his current deal expires in May. Speaking to The Daily Mail in England, Gerrard says "I will play beyond this season" and that "we...
  • Newcastle United ready to give fans something to shout about: Alan Pardew Yesterday

    Newcastle United are finally ready to give their disgruntled fans something to shout about after they shocked holders Manchester City 2-0 to reach the quarter-finals of the League Cup, according to manager Alan Pardew. Much of Newcastle's season has been shrouded with discontentment from fans after they failed to win any...
  • Rio Ferdinand suspended for three games for Twitter comment Yesterday

    Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand has been suspended for three matches and fined 25,000 pounds ($40,030) after he was found guilty of misconduct by the Football Association (FA) for an "abusive" comment he made on Twitter. The 35-year-old was also ordered to attend an education programme as part of the...
  • Drogba is proving why he is a Special One, says Mourinho 2 days ago

    Some Chelsea fans thought manager Jose Mourinho had taken leave of his senses when he decided to bring the ageing Didier Drogba back to the club in the close season. There was a feeling that the 36-year-old Ivorian was well past his best and that returning to Stamford Bridge might tarnish...
  • QPR owner Tony Fernandes to stand by Harry Redknapp 2 days ago

    Loyalty and football are two words that do not often go together, but after watching his side climb off the bottom of the Premier League table with victory over Aston Villa, Queens Park Rangers owner Tony Fernandes is standing by manager Harry Redknapp. Redknapp has come under pressure after his side...
  • Louis van Gaal unhappy with 'stupid' Robin van Persie 3 days ago

    Manchester: Louis van Gaal labelled compatriot Robin van Persie "stupid" after his celebrations in scoring a dramatic late equaliser for Manchester United in their 1-1 draw at home to Premier League leaders Chelsea saw the experienced Dutch striker booked. Van Gaal looked on course to fall to a defeat against Chelsea...
  • Former Liverpool managing director Christian Purslow joins Chelsea 4 days ago

    English Premier League club Chelsea have appointed the former Liverpool managing director Christian Purslow as their head of global commercial activities. Purslow will lead Chelsea's attempt to expand their brand as they seek to become a growing force on and off the field. A statement on the club's website read: "The club...
  • The real Marouane Fellaini is finally standing up 4 days ago

    Written off last season as a sub-standard misfit with a comical haircut, there are signs that Marouane Fellaini is finally beginning to feel comfortable in a red Manchester United shirt. The Belgian powerhouse, signed at the start of the ill-fated David Moyes era for 27.5 million pounds, was a convenient scapegoat...
  • Jose Mourinho frustrated to let Manchester United break out of jail 4 days ago

    Manchester: Jose Mourinho shared the honours with former mentor Louis van Gaal as his Chelsea side drew at Manchester United in the Premier league on Sunday, but there was no doubt which of the pair was happier with the 1-1 result. Leading through Didier Drogba's header early in the second half,...
  • Mentality letting Tottenham down, says Pochettino 4 days ago

    Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino blamed the mentality of his players after Newcastle United overturned a first-half deficit to win 2-1 at White Hart Lane in the Premier League on Sunday. While a second successive victory for resurgent Newcastle pushed them out of the relegation zone and towards mid-table, Tottenham are...
  • Robin van Persie helps Manchester United grab 1-1 draw against Chelsea 4 days ago

    Manchester: Robin van Persie rescued Manchester United with a goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time to earn a 1-1 draw with leader Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday. The Netherlands striker rammed home a loose ball from 10 meters to make amends for his error that helped Chelsea...
  • EPL: Samuel Eto'o scores twice as Everton beat Burnley 3-1 5 days ago

    Samuel Eto'o scored Everton's first and last goals in a 3-1 win over Burnley on Sunday that left the promoted team still without a win in nine Premier League games. The former Barcelona striker put the visitors ahead in the fourth minute by heading in off the bar from Leighton Baines'...
  • Arsene Wenger hails 'super' Sanchez after Chilean sinks Sunderland 5 days ago

    Alexis Sanchez was presented with two of the easiest goals he will ever score but it did not stop Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger purring about his striker's "super quality" after the Chilean's match-winning double against Sunderland on Saturday. Sanchez cashed in on two dreadful mistakes from defender Wes Brown and goalkeeper...
  • Liverpool eyeing West Brom's Saido Berahino 5 days ago

    London: English football club Liverpool are eyeing a swoop for West Bromwich Albion frontman Saido Berahino in the January transfer window. Liverpool are looking to overcome their poor form in front of goal with new signing Mario Balotelli turning out to be a big disappointment, according to Daily Mail. With Daniel Sturridge...
  • Diego Costa likely to start against Manchester United 5 days ago

    Manchester: Spanish marksman Diego Costa has overcome his hamstring problem and illness and is likely to be in Chelsea's starting squad against Manchester United in the English Premier League at Old Trafford on Sunday. According to the Daily Mail, the football league's top scorer came through Saturday's training session and will...
  • Interview: My best years have been with Chelsea, says Ivanovic 5 days ago

    If Chelsea dominate the defence on the field, then the credit must go to their versatile defender Branislav Ivanovic. Ivanovic is close to completing seven years at Stamford Bridge, and the 30-year-old, who has 276 Chelsea appearances and 27 goals to his name, finds it hard to believe how time...
  • Old Trafford is more like Gold Trafford for Chelsea 5 days ago

    A trip to Manchester United has in the past struck fear into the heart of many an opposition team, but that will not apply to Chelsea on Sunday because they know history is on their side. The Londoners seem to have the Indian sign over United at Old Trafford, having lost...
  • EPL: More frustration for Mario Balotelli as Liverpool draw 5 days ago

    Mario Balotelli misfired in front of goal again as Liverpool were held to a 0-0 draw by Hull in the Premier League on Saturday. The Italy striker has made an underwhelming start to his Liverpool career and was criticised for exchanging shirts at halftime with Real Madrid defender Pepe in a...
  • Alexis Sanchez brace powers Arsenal to a 2-0 win over Sunderland 6 days ago

    Arsenal won their first Premier League match in over a month on Saturday, beating Sunderland 2-0 with a brace from Alexis Sanchez after a pair of defensive errors. Sanchez scored in the 30th minute after a mistake from Sunderland center back Wes Brown, who scuffed an attempted back pass to goalkeeper...
  • Redknapp says QPR have 'moved on' from Taarabt row 6 days ago

    Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp says his row with striker Abel Taarabt is over and he is now concentrating on getting the player fit and back into the team. The pair played out a very public spat at the beginning of the week when Redknapp called the former Morocco international...
  • West Ham stun champion Manchester City 2-1 in Premier League 6 days ago

    London: West Ham maintained their strong form and stunned Manchester City with a 2-1 victory on Saturday, inflicting a second loss in the champion's Premier League title defense. Morgan Amalfitano opened the scoring for West Ham with a 22nd minute tap-in following a low pass into the box from Enner Valencia. Diafra...
  • EPL: Chelsea facing striker crisis before Manchester United match 6 days ago

    Chelsea face the prospect of having veteran Didier Drogba as their only fit striker for their visit to Manchester United on Sunday in what is usually one of the standout matches of the Premier League season. Jose Mourinho's league leaders will definitely be without their nine-goal top scorer Diego Costa, who...
  • Manchester United, Arsenal eye Brazil defender Mario Fernandes 6 days ago

    Rio de Janeiro: English Premier League (EPL) giants Manchester United and Arsenal are eyeing Brazilian defender Mario Fernandes. Fernandes' club CSKA Moscow is understood to have placed a 20 million-pound price tag on the 24-year-old center-half, who can also play at right-back, reports Xinhua. "CSKA is always open to offers, but the...
  • Best is yet to come from Aguero, says Pellegrini 6 days ago

    Sergio Aguero may have scored eight goals in his last five games for Manchester City but the Premier League champions are yet to see the best of the Argentina striker, said manager Manuel Pellegrini. Aguero scored all four goals in the home win against Tottenham Hotspur last Saturday to take his...
  • Jose Mourinho is a very Special One, says Louis van Gaal 6 days ago

    Manchester: Louis van Gaal says the visit of Jose Mourinho and his Chelsea side to Old Trafford on Sunday will be extra special for the Manchester United manager as he greets his "modest" former apprentice. The pair have maintained a close relationship since former Barcelona boss Van Gaal gave the self-styled...
  • Costa may return against Manchester United, says Mourinho 6 days ago

    Diego Costa, Ramires and John Mikel Obi could all return to the Chelsea squad for their Premier League clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday, manager Jose Mourinho said. But striker Loic Remy is definitely out. The three all missed Chelsea's 6-0 Champions League club record win over Maribor on...
  • Rio Ferdinand plans to retire at end of season 6 days ago

    London: Former England captain Rio Ferdinand plans to retire from football at the end of the season. After being released by Manchester United at the end of last season, the 35-year-old defender has struggled to make an impact at Queens Park Rangers. He was an unused substitute in Sunday's loss to...