Roy Hodgson has criticised Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers recovery regimen.  Photograph: Valda Kalnina

Roy Hodgson has questioned whether Liverpool are using the correct fitness regime after claiming there is little medical evidence to support the “two-(...)

Former Chelsea teammates Manchester City’s Frank Lampard (right) and AS Roma’s Ashley Cole (left) after their Champions League draw. Photograph: Peter Powell / EPA

James Milner felt Manchester City were simply too sluggish to put Roma away at the Etihad on Tuesday night. The English champions took a fourth-minute(...)

Joe Hart: “It is a big game after a disappointing start in Munich . . . We are aware it is the Champions League and not the knockout phase but especially at home we are going in trying to win the game.” Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

Manchester City’s Champions League ambitions are on a tightrope as Roma visit tonight. Manuel Pellegrini’s side need to win or next month’s trip to CS(...)

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert exchanges words with Jose Mourinho after Chelsea midfielder Ramires was sent off for a bad tackle on   Karim El Ahmadi during last March’s Premier League game at Villa park. Photograph:  Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho declined the opportunity to respond to Manuel Pellegrini’s “small team” taunt, but suggested the Manchester City manager(...)

 Valencia  announced they have reached an agreement to sign striker Alvaro Negredo on loan from Manchester City with a clause making the deal permanent at the end of the season.  Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

ArsenalPlayers in: Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona, £30m), Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle, £12m), David Ospina (Nice, undisclosed), Calum Chambers (Southampton,(...)

 Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas gestures during the English Premier League soccer match against Burnley.  Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Jose Mourinho hailed Cesc Fabregas after the midfielder enjoyed a stunning debut in Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Burnley.After three years in Barcelona, Fa(...)

Manchester United’s Juan Mata scores past Alessio Romangnoli and goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski of AS Roma during the first half of an International Champions Cup match at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado. Photograph: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

Juan Mata has admitted that Louis van Gaal showed his first flash of anger after the goals Manchester United conceded in Saturday’s win over Roma, t(...)

Robbie Keane of the Los Angeles Galaxy greets Wayne Rooney of Manchester United before the US side’s 7-0 drubbing at the Rose Bowl. Photograph: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

Ander Herrera is sure Louis van Gaal will do his utmost to keep his Manchester United players grounded after their 7-0 destruction of the Los Angeles (...)

Filipe Luís: was on standby for Brazil during the recent World Cup. Photograph:  Andrew Matthews/PA Wire.

José Mourinho’s plan for a full-scale assault on the Premier League title took a step closer to being completed yesterday as Chelsea confirmed the si(...)

 Chelsea have signed Filipe Luis from Atletico Madrid subject to the left-back agreeing personal terms nad passing a mdical.  Photograph:  Andrew Matthews/PA Wire.

Chelsea have announced they have reached an agreement with Atletico Madrid over the transfer of the defender Filipe Luis for a fee understood to be ar(...)