Chelsea’s Diego Costa is congratulated by Branislav Ivanivich and Nemanja Matic after doubling his side’s lead during the 2-0 win over Hull City at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea 2 Hull City 0 Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea returned to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over 10-man Hull at Stamford Bridge. (...)

David Silva came on for Manchester City against Roma after six-week injury lay-off. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images.

David Silva wants Manchester City to avoid Barcelona and both Real and Atletico Madrid in Monday’s draw in Nyon for the Champions League last 16, t(...)

Manchester City’s Pablo Zabaleta celebrates scoring his side’s second goal. Photo: Julian Finney/Getty

Manchester City’s quest to be a dominant European force lives on into the last 16 of the Champions League.For the third time in four seasons, the Shei(...)

Samir Nasri celebrates his opener against AS Roma at the Stadio Olimpico. Photograph: Getty Images

AS Roma 0 Manchester City 2There have not been too many distinguished nights for Manchester City since they started dining on the top table of Europea(...)

Didier Drogba celebrates after scoring Chelsea’s second during their 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge last night.
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Chelsea march onThe last time Tottenham Hotspur managed a win at Stamford Bridge was the same day it was announced Nelson Mandela would be released fr(...)

Manchester City’s Stevan Jovetic celebrates scoring his side’s second goal during the Barclays Premier League match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA

Sunderland 1 Manchester City 4It was the sort of night which mocked suggestions that this season’s Premier League is a one-horse race and poured scorn(...)

Manchester City’s Frank Lampard: on January 31st Chelsea entertain City at Stamford Bridge in an encounter that could have a defining influence on who takes the title this season.

To stand only one goal behind Thierry Henry in the Premier League’s all-time scoring charts is a measure of Frank Lampard’s supreme talent. To score a(...)

Frank Lampard of Manchester City shoots past Maya Yoshida of Southampton to score their second goal during the Premier League match  at St Mary’s Stadium. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Southampton 0 Manchester City 3The champions are stirring. Manchester City’s third win in eight days has shaved the distance between them and Chelsea (...)

Sergio Aguero, Pablo Zabaleta and Samir Nasri of Manchester City protest to Referee Tasos Sidriopoulos at the end of the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Manchester City and CSKA Moscow earlier this month. Photograph:Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Samir Nasri accepts he and his Manchester City team-mates must deliver in the Champions League — or face the axe. City have again failed to imp(...)

Manchester City’s Samir Nasri (right) with Manchester City’s Fernandinho (centre) during a training session in Manchester ahead of their Champions League Group E clash against Bayern Munich.  Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

As a former Bayern Munich player, Martin Demichelis knows the challenge Manchester City face when Pep Guardiola’s team take to the Etihad Stadium pit(...)