Brendan Rodgers the manager of Liverpool directs his players as Manuel Pellegrini the manager of Manchester City looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini appeared ready to fight for his job as he faced the media following fresh criticism and speculation over his(...)

West Ham striker Carlton Cole has been charged with posting a comment on social media which was “was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper and/or brings the game into disrepute”, the Football Association has announced. Photograph: Daniel Hambury/PA

West Ham striker Carlton Cole has been charged with posting a comment on social media which was “was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper and/or b(...)

Police have launched an investigation after reports of racist and abusive behaviour from Chelsea fans on a train from London to Manchester on Sunday n(...)

Chelsea beat Spurs 2-0 at Wembley to lift the League Cup. Photograph:   EPA

Captain John Terry believes Chelsea’s “massive” Capital One Cup final win over Tottenham could be the start of something special for the Blues.Terry’s(...)

Didier Drogba, John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic celebrate Chelsea’s League Cup final win over Spurs. Photograph: PA

Chelsea 2 Tottenham Hotspur 0Quiz question: which football club played one match but won two trophies on one afternoon? OK, let’s not rule out the pos(...)

Chelsea fans hold an anti-racism banner during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Burnley at Stamford Bridge last weekend. Photograph: Olly Greenwood/Getty Images

Chelsea have issued a plea to fans to keep their support ‘positive’ in Sunday’s Capital One Cup final against Tottenham amid worries of potential anti(...)

Nemanja Matic will miss the League Cup final against Spurs despite having his three match ban for his red card against Burnley reduced from three matches to two. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

The Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic will miss the Capital One Cup final against Tottenham despite having his three-game ban for the red card he picke(...)

Fans gather outside White Hart Lane in London where West Ham faced Tottenham. Hammers’s fans were captured singing anti-Semitic songs on the way to the game. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP

Tottenham have called for tough action against fans who were shown on a video clip chanting a “vile” anti-Semitic song.The video, filmed by a passenge(...)

Louis van Gaal: a developmental technocrat whose proudest boast has always been that he knows how to get the best out of young players. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

After Louis van Gaal’s appointment as the successor to David Moyes at Manchester United was greeted with an almost unanimous chorus of approval, it wa(...)

Chelsea manager José  Mourinho says Nemanja Matic’s reaction was understandable as the tackle by Burnley’s Ashley Barnes  could have ended the Serb’s career. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

José Mourinho made an extraordinary appearance on television yesterday morning in which he accused Burnley’s Ashley Barnes of a “criminal” tackle on N(...)