Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic is shown a red card by referee Martin Atkinson after the controversial incident at Stafmord Bridge. Photo: Tony O’Brien/Reuters

Nemanja Matic is resigned to missing Sunday’s League One Cup final despite Chelsea’s decision to lodge an appeal with the English FA against his send(...)

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(...)

Ben Mee’s late goal snatched a point for Burnley at Stamford Bridge. (Photograph: OLLY GREENWOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

Chelsea 1 Burnley 1Chelsea’s troubled week ended in further controversy when Nemanja Matic was sent off as Burnley plundered a late 1-1 Barclays Premi(...)

Leroy Fer and Bobby Samora scored QPR’s goals as they secured their first away win of the season against Sunderland. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Sunderland 0 QPR 2Caretaker boss Chris Ramsey presided over QPR’s first Barclays Premier League away win of the season as chairman Tony Fernandes clos(...)

Daniel Sturridge is expected to return to the Liverpool team for the first time since August for their Premier League meeting with West Ham at Anfield. Photograph:   Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Hull (18) v Newcastle (11), 12.45pm - Live BT Sports 1 Hull should welcome back strikers Nikica Jelavic and Abel Hernandez. The duo (...)

Liverpool goalscorer Raheem Sterling and Chelsea captain John Terry become entangled during last night’s semi-final at Anfield. Photo: Peter Powell/EPA

Liverpool 1 Chelsea 1 By the end, Liverpool were left to reflect on that moment in the second half when Steven Gerrard had the chance to sile(...)

 Diego Costa of Chelsea is expected to start against Newcastle United.  Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Saturday, December 6thHull (17) v West Brom (16) Striker Abel Hernandez returns to the Hull squad after missing two matches for the birth of his child(...)

West Ham’s  Diafra Sakho  heads his team’s second goal during the  Premier League match against Manchester City at the Boleyn Ground. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

West Ham 2 Man City 1Diafra Sakho’s seventh goal in as many Premier League starts gave West Ham a 2-1 victory over champions Manchester City at Upton (...)

Serbian and Albanian players clash during the Euro 2016 Group I qualifying match in Belgrade. Photograph: Koca Sulejmanovic/EPA

Serbia have been awarded a 3-0 victory over Albania following their postponed Euro 2016 qualifier but they have also been deducted three points and or(...)

Albanian fans wait for Albania’s national soccer players to arrive, after the Euro 2016 Group I qualifying soccer match between Serbia and Albania, at Mother Teresa airport near Tirana. Photograph: Arben Celi/Reuters

Serbia and Albania are facing stiff sanctions after Uefa charged the countries with a number of offences following the abandoned Euro 2016 qualifier i(...)