Tottenham will probably fall short in the English Premier League title race but that is not a reason to think the manager Mauricio Pochettino is not putting together a coming team for next season. Photograph: Lee smith/Reuters

There are those of us who have felt the praise directed Tottenham Hotspur’s way this season, particularly of late, has been over the top. Tottenham ar(...)

 Liverpool’s coach Jurgen Klopp talks to the media during a press conference ahead of their match on Thursday. Photo: Reuters

Rousing recoveries against St Etienne, Olympiakos and Milan all led to European titles for Liverpool but Jürgen Klopp has claimed Borussia Dortmund wi(...)

Riyad Mahrez celebrates with team mates after scoring the first goal for Leicester against Swansea City. (Photograph:  Darren Staples/Reuters)

This column should begin with a financial disclosure -- of the writer’s own ineptitude. For around 20 years, every August I have bet £20 on Leicester(...)

Southampton’s Shane Long celebrates scoring the team’s first goal against Aston Villa. Photograph: Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

Stoke City will be clearer over the coming days if Shay Given will be fit for next weekend’s Premier League game against Sunderland or, if he misses (...)

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri and West Ham manager Slaven Bilic during Sunday’s Premier League clash. Photo: Carl Recine/Reuters

Claudio Ranieri was delighted with a draw that he claimed was “more important than one point” to Leicester after a hugely controversial game during wh(...)

Yannick Bolasie’s goal earned Crystal palace a point at Arsenal. Photograph: Afp

Arsenal 1 Crystal Palace 1 In a season in which Chelsea have imploded, Manchester City have been erratic, Manchester United have laboured and Liver(...)

Arsenal’s manager Arsène Wenger: “If Leicester  go until the end of the season having lost only three games, what can you say [other than] well done, congratulations.” Photograph: Ian Kington/AFP/Getty Images

Arsène Wenger has suggested supporters should retain a sense of realism if Arsenal finish below Tottenham Hotspur for the first time under his stewar(...)

West Ham United’s   Andy Carroll (R) shoots to score his team’s second goal against  Arsenal last weekend. Photo: Getty Images

Louis van Gaal will demand his centre-backs communicate better to deal with West Ham United’s Andy Carroll and keep alive Manchester United’s “last c(...)

 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who believes the only barrier to Jack Wilshere fulfilling his potential is injuries and refused to chastise the England midfielder for courting controversy with a night out in London. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes the only barrier to Jack Wilshere fulfilling his potential is injuries and refused to chastise the England midfiel(...)

Jack Wilshere was spotted after an altercation outside a London nightclub, according to reports. Photograph: Getty

England footballer Jack Wilshere was spotted after an “altercation” broke out between two groups of men while he was on a night out in London’s West E(...)