Leicester City’s manager Claudio Ranieri: Differences within the Premier League are one thing but from a broader perspective Leicester are becoming a bigger fish in football’s pie. Photograph: EPA

Leicester City – a once in a generation spark achieving sporting success that belies both finance and statistics. Up is down, night is day, cats lie (...)

Chelsea’s former Brazilian midfielder Ramires is to join Jiangsu Suning.  Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Transfer deadline day may have been fairly tame in England this year – Pep Guardiola’s bombshell move to Manchester City aside – but in China, the bus(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is defiant that he will not be sacked despite his team slipping further from the top four after a 1-1 draw with Chelsea. Photo: Andy Rain/PA

Louis van Gaal stood his ground on Sunday amid growing speculation his time as Manchester United manager will be ended early. Jose Mourinho continues(...)

Diego Costa’s injury time goal snatched a point for Chelsea against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: AFP

Chelsea 1 Manchester United 1 This should have been the afternoon Manchester United breathed new life into their pursuit of the top four. Becoming th(...)

Jamie Vardy celebrates his wonder goal against Liverpool during the week, with Dejan Lovren’s face saying it all. Leicester meet Manchester City and Arsenal in their next two games but after that will play five of the current bottom seven. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

‘It gets closer. It gets ever harder.” Sam Allardyce said that. He said it with some exasperation on Tuesday night after his Sunderland side had made (...)

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard was the most fouled players in the English Premier League last season. Photograph: Catherine Mill/Getty Images.

The text message was sent in the aftermath of a parting of the ways, and it was meant as an apology. Eden Hazard had been receiving treatment for tha(...)

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Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio waves to supporters. Photograph:  Dave Kaup/Reuters

Donald Trump is a loser. He won’t like being called that but he is, missing out in Iowa’s caucuses, the crucial first vote in the Republican president(...)

Manchester City feel they beat their rivals to the signature of Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Manchester City believe they beat Manchester United and Chelsea to the hiring of Pep Guardiola, with the Spaniard receiving eleventh hour “overtures” (...)

Chelsea captain John Terry is set to leave the club at the end of the Premier League season. Photo: PA

Many will just shrug and mutter good riddance. They will point to the controversies which cost John Terry his captaincy of England, twice, and to that(...)