Chelsea midfielder is looking to add the PFA Players’ Player of the Year award to the youth award he won last season. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters/Livepic

Diego Costa, Philippe Coutinho, David De Gea, Eden Hazard, Harry Kane and Alexis Sánchez are the six players nominated for this year’s English Profess(...)

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(...)

Gareth Bale of Real Madrid heads in their second goal during the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid at Estadio da Luz on May 24th, 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

They say the word “underdog” originated some time in the mid-19th century, which was well before Atletico Madrid were founded by three lonely Basques (...)

Manchester City’s  Vincent Kompany is a doubt for the Manchester derby on Sunday.

Saturday, April 11thBurnley (19) v Arsenal (2)Burnley’s Matt Taylor could return from a seven-and-a-half month Achilles injury lay-off but fellow midf(...)

 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(...)

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(...)

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku severed ties with long-standing agent Christophe Henrotay and switched to Mino Raiola last month. Photograph: Reuters.

Romelu Lukaku’s new agent has claimed the Belgium striker should not have joined Everton last summer and will eventually sign for one of Europe most p(...)

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has denied a charge of violent conduct after he stamped on David De Gea during Manchester United’s 2-1 at Anfield on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has denied a Football Association charge of violent conduct for standing on Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea(...)

Loic Remy’s second half strike saw Chelsea extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to eight points. Photograph: Afp

They got there in the end but Chelsea were made to exert themselves to maintain their dominant position in the Premier League title race after Thibau(...)

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney applauds the fans after the match against Tottenham Hotspur  at Old Trafford, Manchester.  Photograph: Jon Buckle/PA Wire.

Manchester United defeated Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 with a dominant display that enhanced their Champions League qualification hopes and dealt a serio(...)