Alan Pardew (left), manager of Newcastle United, applauds the fans after victory over Manchester City,  as Manuel Pellegrini  walks towards the dug tunnel. Photograph:  Michael Regan/Getty Images

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini admitted he was concerned about his team’s form after being dumped out of the Capital One Cup by Newcastle. (...)

 Chelsea Manager José Mourinho: ‘Shrewsbury is not a friendly. We have to play matches with respect and the best way to respect Shrewsbury is to go there with a good team.’ Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

José Mourinho admits Chelsea are “in trouble” because of mounting injury problems. He hopes to have Diego Costa back for Saturday’s Premier League h(...)

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli: club assistant manager Colin Pascoe was giving little away as to Balotelli’s chances of retaining his starting spot for tonight’s Capital One Cup fourth round clash with Swansea. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Mario Balotelli is not affected by the scrutiny he is under and has the hunger to succeed as a Liverpool player, according to assistant boss Colin Pas(...)

Newcastle United’s Manager Alan Pardew admits he is under pressure at St James’s Park. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has brushed off comments from owner Mike Ashley suggesting he will be sacked if his team loses at Stoke on Monday evening.A(...)

 David Silva and Eliaquim Mangala of Manchester City battle  with Chelsea’s Diego Costa  during last weekend’s   Premier League match.  Costa will start against Aston Villa while Nasri has been ruled out for a month due to a groin injury. Photo:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Diego Costa will start for Chelsea against Aston Villa today with Jose Mourinho admitting the London club are helpless to prevent their leading goals(...)

 Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could return from a thigh injury to play some part in the Merseyside derby on Saturday. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Arsenal (4) v Tottenham (9) Arsenal expect to have midfielder Mathieu Flamini back from a dead leg. Defenders Kieran Gibbs and Per Merte(...)

Mathieu Debuchy of Arsenal is facing three months on the sidelines after having surgery on his ankle. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed France defender Mathieu Debuchy will be absent for three months after ankle surgery.Debuchy – signed from(...)

Manchester United is adjusting to life without European football, saying it expects a sharp drop in earnings and revenues this season as the Premier L(...)

Louis van Gaal addresses the audience after receiving a lifetime achievement award during the Dutch Footballer of the Year 2014 Gala in Hilversum. Photograph: Bas Czerwinski/EPA

Louis van Gaal insists he has no regrets over taking the manager’s job at Manchester United despite the building pressure after a poor start to the s(...)

  Leeds United have sacked manager David Hockaday after six games in charge.  Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Leeds’ experiment with David Hockaday ended after just six games on Thursday as owner Massimo Cellino sacked his head coach on Thursday.Fifty-six-year(...)