Chelsea manager José  Mourinho says Nemanja Matic’s reaction was understandable as the tackle by Burnley’s Ashley Barnes  could have ended the Serb’s career. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

José Mourinho made an extraordinary appearance on television yesterday morning in which he accused Burnley’s Ashley Barnes of a “criminal” tackle on N(...)

Loic Remy celebrates putting Chelsea 1-0 up agsinst Manchester City at Stamford Bridge. (Photograph: EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA)

Chelsea 1 Manchester City 1Under siege Chelsea retained a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League after repelling Manchester City at Stamford(...)

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini: “I don’t think this team depends on just one player.”Photo: Francois Nel/Getty

Manuel Pellegrini has urged Manchester City to believe they can win without Yaya Toure after the defeat to Arsenal became the fourth league game in w(...)

Chelsea’s John Terry says current crop must win trophies. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire

Chelsea skipper John Terry is chasing success on all fronts this season - insisting the current crop of Stamford Bridge stars need to win silverware t(...)

 Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud  celebrates scoring his side’s  second goal  during the  Premier  match against Manchester City  at the Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Manchester City 0 Arsenal 2The only possible complaint against Arsenal is that they do not do this more often. Arsène Wenger’s side have been a soft t(...)

Manchester City’s Frank Lampard (centre) insists he is committed to New York City FC.  Photograph: Andrew Yates / Reuters

Frank Lampard has insisted he remains fully committed to New York City and said he only ever joined Manchester City as a way of staying fit ahead of t(...)

Frank Lampard will join with NYCFC at the end of the premier League season.

Frank Lampard has moved to clarify the confusion over his move to New York City FC, issuing a statement in which he describes some of the speculation (...)

The Premier League says Manchester City have not broken any rules regarding Frank Lampard’s contract extension. Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA

The Premier League says Manchester City have not broken any rules regarding Frank Lampard’s contract extension and that there is no agreement in place(...)

Sheffield Wednesday’s players reacts after Manchester City scored their second goal  at the Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Phil Noble / Reuters

Manchester City 2 Sheffield Wednesday 1Dust off the cliches: romance, magic and all the other old FA Cup chestnuts are in the rudest of health after b(...)

Reunion on the cards?  Robbie Keane (left) and Steven Gerrard durign their time together at Liverpool in the 2008/09 season. Photograph: Getty Images

Captain Steven Gerrard will join a US Major League Soccer team when he quits Liverpool at the end of the season but has yet to commit to a club. The (...)