Eden Hazard heads home to give Chelsea the lead in the Premier League clash against West Ham at Upton park. Photograph:   Tony O’Brien/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

West Ham 0 Chelsea 1Chelsea followed up their Capital One Cup victory with a hard-fought 1-0 win on their return to Premier League business at West Ha(...)

Everton’s James McCarthy is conscious of how frustrating the team’s form has been for fans. Photograph: Marcel Bieri/EPA

James McCarthy wants Everton fans to keep faith with their team although he concedes performances have been far from good enough this year - leaving t(...)

Esteban Cambiasso scored Leicester City’s second in their 2-2 draw with Everton at Goodison Park. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Everton 2 Leicester City 2Roberto Martínez used his programme notes to accuse José Mourinho’s Chelsea of “trying to influence the referee” on Everton’(...)

Seamus Coleman  celebrates with team mate Ross Barkley after scoring Everton’s  second  goal against BSC Young Boys. Thomas Hodel/Reuters

Young Boys 1 Everton 4 Everton look as good as assured of a place in the last 16 of the Europa League after a fine performance against Young Boys on t(...)

 Chelsea’s Willian (left) celebrates with teammates after scoring the winner against Everton  at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Gerry Penny / EPA

Chelsea 1 Everton 0Every season, there are always the standout moments in the title race, when everything falls into place for the team that will even(...)

John Stones is faced with task of shackling Liverpool’s Sturridge and Sterling. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Whether loaded with consequence or a mere provincial dispute, a pulsating drama or a tedious bore, the Merseyside derby’s ability to create a lasting(...)

Roberto Martinez has said Everton midfielder James McCarthy is fit and available for selection for this weekend’s Merseyside derby. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has dismissed talk of James McCarthy suffering another injury setback and stressed he expects the midfielder to be avail(...)

Martin O’Neill on Roy Keane: “I’m not so sure that Seamus Coleman is actually concerned this morning about whether Roy has had some sort of altercation with a taxi man in Manchester.” Photograph: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

Martin O’Neill arrived for his first press conference of 2015 brandishing a fresh batch of gags but the subject matter was much the same as ever: if t(...)

Jonathan Walters bagged a hat-trick as Stoke City saw off QPR 3-1 at the Britannia Stadium. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

Stoke City 3 QPR 1 QPR remain without an away point this season and second-bottom of the Barclays Premier League after Jonathan Walters’ hat-tr(...)

 Samuel Eto’o in action for Everton against Newcastle United at St James’ Park.  He had been in and out of the side as Roberto Martinez’s team struggled for form. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty s

Samuel Eto’o has completed his move from Everton to Sampdoria, signing a two-and-a-half-year deal.The 33-year-old striker joined the Toffees on a free(...)