José Mourinho has admitted Chelsea’s current poor spell has been the most difficult of his career. Photograph: Reuters

José Mourinho has admitted he has endured “the worst period” of his managerial career during Chelsea’s stuttering start to the season and moved to off(...)

AS Roma’s Edin Dzeko celebrates with his team mates after scoring against Juventus. Photograph: Alberto Lingria/Reuters

Roma picked up their first win of the new season on Sunday at the Stadio Olimpico with a 2-1 victory over 10-man Juventus to send the defending champi(...)

 Mario Balotelli meets reporters after undergoing medical checks in Milan. Photograph: Luca Bruno/AP

Maverick striker Mario Balotelli was undergoing a medical at AC Milan on Tuesday ahead of an expected move on loan from Liverpool, the Serie A club s(...)

AS Roma supporters pack out the Stadio Olimpico’s Curva Sud. Photograph: Getty

The Falls in Rome isn’t like most other Irish bars abroad. Down a nondescript lane, past the threshold of an unassuming facade and into a dimly(...)

Fiorentina’s Mario Gomez (front) celebrates with his team-mate Joaquin after scoring a goal against Spurs during the Europa League second leg at Artemio Franchi stadium in Florence. Photograph: Maurizio Degl’Innocenti

Fiorentina 2 Tottenham Hotspur 0 (Fiorentina win 3-1 on aggregate)The most disappointing thing for Mauricio Pochettino here, other than exiting the Eu(...)

Roberto Soldado scores Tottenham’s goal against Fiorentina during the Europa League first leg game at White Hart Lane.

TOTTENHAM 1 Soldado 6 FIORENTINA 1 Basanta 36 This was a night that started so well for Spurs yet ended tamely. Mauricio Pochettino’s side are certa(...)

Manager Jose Mourinho of Chelsea a a press conference at Cobham Training Ground. Photograph:  Clive Rose/Getty Images

Jose Mourinho has broken his 10-day silence, refusing to hide his simmering resentment towards the media over Diego Costa’s three-match suspension.The(...)

Chelsea have signed Juan Cuadrado from Serie A side Fiorentina while André Schürrle and Mohamed Salah have left the club. Photograph: Maurizio Degl’ Innocenti/EPA

Chelsea have completed the signing of Juan Cuadrado from Fiorentina in a deal that could cost the Premier League leaders €35.5 million, the largest fe(...)

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 (...)

Chelsea have signed Fiorentina’s Colombia forward Juan Cuadrado according to the Italian club. Photograph:  Maurizio Degl’Innocenti/EPA

Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella has confirmed that Juan Cuadrado will not play for the Viola on Saturday, with the Colombian winger finalising his(...)