Jose Mourinho: Chelsea are not at the top because of an easy run, they are there because their rounded squad has been improved due to  astute buys by a  superb manager.

On August 16th Alexis Sanchez, all €40 million of him, made his Arsenal debut in a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace. Twelve weeks later, the man who bo(...)

A late Toni Kroos goal gave Germany a 1-0 victory away to Spain tonight
Spain sunk by Kroos missile

Spain 0 Germany 0Between them, they have won international football’s last four major tournaments but for eighty-nine minutes Spain and Germany could (...)

Spain’s coach Vicente del Bosque gestures during their Euro 2016 Group C qualifying soccer match against Belarus in Huelva. Photograph: Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque denies he is threatening injured duo Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas by saying it will be tough for them to get back i(...)

Arsenal manager  Arsene Wenger and Chelsea boss  Jose Mourinho whose sides clash at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.  Photo:  Richard Heathcote/Getty

Arsène Wenger says his players have not been scarred by Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea following their 6-0 drubbing of Arsenal last season, but he claimed(...)

Cesc Fabregas scores Chelsea’s opening goal  during the Champions League Group G match between Chelsea and FC Schalke 04 on September 17th  last at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Home has always been a portable concept in football, but it is still hard to recall a more complex collision of domestic loyalties than Cesc Fabregas(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is bemused by criticism of transfer policy. Photograph:Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Louis van Gaal cut an angry figure in his Manchester United press conference on Friday and said he was bemused by the amount of criticism he had rece(...)

Chelsea’s Diego Costa celebrates scoring his side’s first goal of the game against Burnley during the Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Burnley 1 Chelsea 3 It turned out to be a deception. Burnley had taken the lead and, briefly, their supporters might have dared wonder whethe(...)

 Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho: Last season he  complained that some of his players did not sufficiently grasp the differing demands of the Premier League. Las’lo belicayh/EPA

Tonight Chelsea must dress appropriately. Last season Jose Mourinho complained that some of his players did not sufficiently grasp the differing dema(...)

Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho: “Some they have 10 years to win something, I have only two.” Photograph: Laszlo Beliczay/Epa

Jose Mourinho has reopened old wounds on the eve of the new Premier League campaign by suggesting that rival managers such as Arsene Wenger and Manuel(...)

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has inherited a bit of a mess but he is the man to sort it out. As well as coaxing the best out of what he’s got, he is also committed to blooding young players. Photograph:  Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Saturday. 12.45pm. Old Trafford will be graced by a true sporting great. Nope, not Maroune Fellaini, but Rory McIlroy, the world’s best golfer and a U(...)