Jose Mourinho: Chelsea are not at the top because of an easy run, they are there because their rounded squad has been improved due to  astute buys by a  superb manager.

On August 16th Alexis Sanchez, all €40 million of him, made his Arsenal debut in a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace. Twelve weeks later, the man who bo(...)

Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone has been heavily linked to the Manchester City job following the English club’s woeful start to the campaign. Photograph: Andreas Hillergren/Epa

Diego Simeone has poured cold water on speculation linking him with a move away from Atletico Madrid, insisting he is happy at the club and that he(...)

Ireland’s Séamus Coleman and England’s Leighton Baines are the most dangerous defenders in the opposition box. No defender has scored more goals than Coleman since the start of last season. Photograph:  PA Wire.

A group of Everton fans were the victims of a seemingly unprovoked attack in Lille late on Wednesday, prior to their Europa League clash, the club co(...)

 The Uefa Champions League is in for a major overhaul in relation to the seedings. Photograph:   by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Uefa is set to implement a radical shake-up of Champions League seedings in time for next season.General secretary Gianni Infantino said in London to(...)

 Petr Cech of Chelsea replaces Thibaut Courtois during the 2-0 win over  Arsenal at Stamford Bridge. Photograph:  Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Petr Cech has heavily suggested he will look to leave Chelsea in the near future if he remains second choice to Thibault Courtois. After more than 10 (...)

Everton’s Aiden McGeady: “Capable of lighting up any game, the Glaswegian conjurer could also vanish down a tunnel by the corner flag at the start of games”. Photograph: Getty Images.

After the storms, the traffic was backed up on the Clontarf Road on Monday morning to the extent that the 130, like many other Dublin Bus routes, was (...)

Everton right back Séamus Coleman has been ruled out of the Republic of Ireland’s European Championship qualifier against Gibraltar. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill will be without Everton full back Séamus Coleman and goalkeeper Shay Given for next Saturday’s European Champi(...)

  James McCarthy of Everton has been left out of the Republic of Ireland squad to face Gibraltar next weekend. Photograph:  Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

James McCarthy has been left out of the Republic of Ireland squad to face Gibraltar, at least, with Everton eager to monitor the troublesome quad str(...)

Brendan Rodgers, manager of Liverpool reacts on the touchline during the Uefa  Champions League Group B match against  FC Basel 1893  at St. Jakob Stadium. Photograph:   Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

FC Basel 1 Liverpool 0Daniel Sturridge’s importance to England irrespective of fitness will be revealed when Roy Hodgson announces his latest squad on(...)

Everton’s James McCarthy has been left out of the squad for the Toffees’ Europa League match against FC Krasnodar. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Roberto Martinez has suggested Séamus Coleman and James McCarthy may not be made available for the Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2016 qualifiers later th(...)