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 City’s Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure: will be 33 when his contract runs out in two years’ time. Photo: Andrew Yates/AFP/Getty

Yaya Toure will not be offered a new deal despite the midfielder’s disquiet at the close of last season, when his agent complained Manchester City ha(...)

David Silva has signed a new five-year deal with Manchester City. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Manchester City playmaker David Silva has signed a new five-year contract, the club have announced.The inspirational Spain international, who has won (...)

Frank Lampard will join up with Manchester City next week as he begins a loan spell with the Premier League champions. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA

Frank Lampard will join up with Manchester City next week as he begins a loan spell with the Premier League champions.Although the club have not yet (...)

Manchester City and  Liverpool playing in the International Champions Cup  at Yankee Stadium  in New York’s  Bronx district on Wednesday. Photograph:  Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Carlos Sepulveda is a 28-year-old LA Galaxy fan who has just watched his team suffer a 7-0 hiding by Manchester United at Pasadena’s Rose Bowl.He paid(...)

Former Chelsea captain, Frank Lampard has completed his move to New York City FC. Photograph.  Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Frank Lampard has signed for New York City FC, Major League Soccer has announced. The 36-year-old left Chelsea at the end of last season after 13 sea(...)

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(...)

Russian coach Fabio Capello claims that laser pen blinded his goalkeeper in the build-up to Algeria’s goal. He voiced his complaint to the match officials. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

The next hosts of the World Cup, Russia, crashed out of the tournament amid controversy last night with their coach, Fabio Capello, blaming a laser be(...)

Day 14 and it was all Luis and Lionel, their fortunes in the last 24 hours somewhat contrasting, the Vampire and the Virtuoso, kind of.It was a toss-u(...)

 Luke Shaw is being pursued by Manchester United. Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Luke Shaw became the youngest player to feature at this World Cup by starting England’s draw with Costa Rica — an experience he described as “unbelie(...)