Chelsea striker Diego Costa celebrates his hat-trick goal in the Premier League game against Swansea at Stamford Bridge. Photograph:  Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Premier League round-up: Diego Costa hit a hat-trick as Chelsea came from behind to beat Swansea 4-2 and maintain their 100 per cent start to the seas(...)

Mame Biram Diouf of Stoke City scores the only goal of the Premier League game against Manchester City at Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Premier League round-up: Mame Biram Diouf scored a sensational winner as Stoke claimed a shock 1-0 win over champions Manchester City at the Etihad St(...)

Mario Balotelli: “I think he now feels that it is time to show the type of player he is.” Photograph: John Walton/PA wire.

Brendan Rodgers has no reservations over handing Mario Balotelli an immediate debut at Tottenham Hotspur, insisting the £16 million (€12 million) stri(...)

PSV Eindhoven winger Memphis Depay is attracting the interest of Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino.

Mauricio Pochettino is considering a move for the €19m-rated Memphis Depay. The Tottenham Hotspur manager is looking for a fresh option on the flank (...)

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger. Photograph:  Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images

Arsène Wenger had said he would not “dance on the beach in Rio” if Arsenal won the FA Cup. In the event, he did diving headers. The images of t(...)

Calum Chambers: glimpses of his talent persuaded Wenger that Chambers should be lured to London. Photograph: PA

The remarkable summer exodus of talent from Southampton is set to continue with Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez close to a reunion with former (...)

France coach Didier Deschamps: “My only concern is the match against Nigeria,” he said, talking down speculation about his team’s prospects of going all the way. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA.

If there was an upside for Didier Deschamps to the various disasters that had befallen the French side in the years before he took charge, it was that(...)

Franck Ribery (left) has enjoyed considerabley better form in the national team under manager Didier Deschamps. Photograph: Reuters

France’s World Cup hopes suffered a severe blow when Franck Ribery was ruled out of the tournament with a back injury. Les Bleus manager Didier Desch(...)

France’s Franck Ribery is out of the World Cup in Brazil.  Photograph: Charles Platiau / Reuters

Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has been ruled out of France’s World Cup campaign, along with Lyon midfielder Clement Grenier. Montpellier’s Remy C(...)

Franck Ribery:  “If everything goes well, he will be there.”

France offered an encouraging update on Franck Ribery’s World Cup hopes as the Bayern Munich star rejoined training with Didier Deschamps’ squad.The 8(...)