Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring their first goal against Burnely. Photo: Paul Burrows/Reuters

For the first time in five months Leicester have climbed out of the Premier League’s bottom three as their unlikely great escape edged a step closer t(...)

Leicester City’s Leonardo Ulloa celebrates his goal against Swansea. Photo: Ryan Browne/PA Wire

Premier League round-up: Leonardo Ulloa grabbed his first Premier League goal since St Stephen’s Day Day as Leicester climbed off the bottom of the ta(...)

Cesc Fabregas, wearing a protective mask, scored a late winner for Chelsea at Loftus Road. Photograph: Inpho

Queens Park Rangers 0 Chelsea 1 Managers and players will point to the fixtures still to be played, arguing there are potential slip-ups as well as op(...)

 Chelsea’s Diego Costa lies  injured   at Stamford Bridge last weekend. Photograph: EPA

José Mourinho expects to be without his leading goalscorer, Diego Costa, until May at the earliest as the Spain forward recovers from his latest hamst(...)

Liam Brady is reunited with his former manager and stereo repair man Giovanni Trapattoni. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Sporting life is a funny old thing: the highs stratospheric, the lows subterranean. Take Bobby Zamora. Time was he was serenaded, to the tune of That’(...)

Chelsea’s Diego Costa reacts as he leaves the pitch injured against Stoke City during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Stoke City at Stamford Bridge. Photo: Facundo Arrizabalga/EPA

Chelsea 2 Stoke City 1Chelsea responded from conceding a Charlie Adam goal from his own half and losing Diego Costa to a hamstring injury to beat Stok(...)

Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas celebrates scoring his sides second goal of the game against Stoke City   at the Britannia Stadium. Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Stoke City 0 Chelsea 2The portents are promising for Chelsea and ominous for their rivals. This is the fourth time that Chelsea have enjoyed the view (...)

Shane Long celebrates scoring Southampton’s second goal in their League Cup fourth round victory over Stoke City at Brittannia Stadium. Photograph: Getty.

Stoke City 2 Southampton 3 Southampton completed a league and cup double over Stoke City, Graziano Pelle scoring his second goal of the night (...)

Stoke City 2 Swansea 1Jonathan Walters’ first Barclays Premier League goal of the season capped a 2-1 victory for Stoke against Swansea at the Britan(...)

  Steven Fletcher of Sunderland celebrates scoring the second goal against Stoke City   at Stadium of Light. Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Papiss Cisse’s second brace of goals in three matches this season was not enough to ease the huge pressure on Newcastle manager Alan Pardew. Newcastl(...)