Rudy Gestede opened his Aston Villa account as Tim Sherwood’s side started the season with a 1-0 win over Bournemouth. Photograph: Getty

Bournemouth 0 Aston Villa 1 Rudy Gestede scored 13 minutes into his Aston Villa debut to secure a 1-0 victory at newly-promoted Bournemouth. (...)

Rafael Benitez and Jose Mourinho: “I think she needs to occupy her time, and if she takes care of her husband’s diet she will have less time to speak about me,” said Mourinho.   Photo: Gareth Copley/PA

Jose Mourinho has hit back at Rafael Benitez’s wife – with a remarkable jibe about his rival manager’s weight. Mourinho found time following hi(...)

Everton’s John Stones has attracted the attention of Chelsea and Manchester United. Photograph:  Andrew Milligan/PA

Chelsea have had a second offer of €37 million for John Stones turned down by Everton, while Manchester United have also made known their interest in (...)

Petr Cech could leave Chelsea in search of regular football, with Arsenal potential suitors. Photograph: Reuters

Arsenal The three most obvious positions where Arsenal require an upgrade are goalkeeper, centre-forward and defensive midfielder. In goal Wojc(...)

Everton’s Romelu Lukaku  celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal from the penalty spot during the Uefa Europa League Round of 16, first leg game against FC Dynamo Kyiv at Goodison Park. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Everton 2 Dynamo Kyiv 1 English hopes of progress in Europe remain intact, but only just. An 82nd-minute penalty from Romelu Lukaku gave Evert(...)

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 (...)

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet and Everton manager Roberton Martínez on the sideline at the Stadium of Light. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

Maybe Everton’s post-Europa League fatigue was to blame? Perhaps Adam Johnson’s enduring struggle to recapture his form should be held partly responsi(...)

Leon Osman  scores Everton’s first goal during the Europa League Group H match against Lille at Goodison Park. Photo: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Everton 3 Lille 0 A starting role is no longer guaranteed at Everton for Leon Osman but he has not been kept at the club on sentiment. The one-club(...)

Séamus Coleman of Everton celebrates scoring the third goal against Aston Villa at Goodison Park. Photograph:  Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Everton 3 Aston Villa 0 The return of midfielder Ross Barkley coincided with Everton’s first home Premier League win of the season, beating Ast(...)

 Everton’s Seamus Coleman (left) in action against  VfL Wolfsburg’s Kevin De Bruyne may not play this Thursday. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Everton manager Roberto Martinezare will assess whether Republic of Ireland international Séamus Coleman, Sylvain Distin and Steven Pienaar will be(...)