Chelsea players paid tribute to departing striker Didier Drogba by carrying him off the pitch after 26 minutes at Stamford Bridge. Photo: Facundo Arrizabalaga/Getty Images

Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland This arena was basking in giddy celebration long before the Premier League trophy was paraded on to the turf, with all t(...)

 Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling says his refusal to sign a contract is less about money and more about his career ambition. Photograph: Lee Smith/Reuters

Raheem Sterling could miss out on £3.38 million(€4.57 million) in wages next season after Brendan Rodgers insisted the England international would sta(...)

Manuel Pellegrini: despite winning the Premier League and English League Cup in his first season at Manchester City, the prevailing view is that he has failed to improve the team. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images.

Manuel Pellegrini has the final 12 matches of Manchester City’s season to save his job, with the manager needing to defend the Premier League title o(...)

Chelsea beat Spurs 2-0 at Wembley to lift the League Cup. Photograph:   EPA

Captain John Terry believes Chelsea’s “massive” Capital One Cup final win over Tottenham could be the start of something special for the Blues.Terry’s(...)

Daniel Sturridge is expected to return to the Liverpool team for the first time since August for their Premier League meeting with West Ham at Anfield. Photograph:   Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Hull (18) v Newcastle (11), 12.45pm - Live BT Sports 1 Hull should welcome back strikers Nikica Jelavic and Abel Hernandez. The duo (...)

Chelsea’s Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa pressures Liverpool’s German midfielder Emre Can during the English League Cup semi-final second leg football match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge . Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP

Diego Costa has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association following his clash with Emre Can in Chelsea’s Capital One Cup semi-fina(...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s manager Mauricio Pochettino: his experiences in the Copa Libertadores mean he is not unduly worried by a trip to face Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters

Sitting in the pristine environment of Tottenham’s training ground, where everything is clean and serenely quiet, Mauricio Pochettino goes through the(...)

Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli will stay and fight for his place. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has again insisted Mario Balotelli does have a future at Anfield and expects him to fight for his place.The striker’(...)

Liverpool’s Jordan Rossiter could be in the starting line-up in S\turday’s FA Cup tie with Bolton. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard could be rested for the FA Cup fourth round visit of Bolton on Saturday after featuring in the club’s mid-week League(...)

John Terry:  “You have to forget form and where they [Liverpool] are, and everything else. That kind of goes out of the window.” Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Brendan Rodgers has accepted it is time to embellish his Liverpool reign with silverware but hinted that progress in the Capital One Cup would furth(...)