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 (...)

 Aiden McGeady of Everton is suspended for the meeting with West Brom on Monday night. Photograph:   Julian Finney/Getty Images
Premier League team news

Aston Villa (13) v Liverpool (8) New signing Carles Gil goes straight into the Aston Villa squad after signing from Valencia this week. Fabian Delph a(...)

Manchester City’s Frank Lampard (centre) insists he is committed to New York City FC.  Photograph: Andrew Yates / Reuters

Frank Lampard has insisted he remains fully committed to New York City and said he only ever joined Manchester City as a way of staying fit ahead of t(...)

Frank Lampard will join with NYCFC at the end of the premier League season.

Frank Lampard has moved to clarify the confusion over his move to New York City FC, issuing a statement in which he describes some of the speculation (...)

Manchester United’s Angel Di Maria could return for this weekend’s Premier League fixture with Aston Villa. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

SATURDAY Aston Villa (13) v Manchester United (3) On-loan Tom Cleverley, who would not have been allowed to play for Aston Villa against hi(...)

The social media big four of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram offer instant and direct access to potential new supporters with the hope that these will become consumers. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

The growing significance of social media to the 21st-century global football club was illustrated clearly last month when Manchester United’s Ed Wo(...)

 Diego Costa of Chelsea is expected to start against Newcastle United.  Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Saturday, December 6thHull (17) v West Brom (16) Striker Abel Hernandez returns to the Hull squad after missing two matches for the birth of his child(...)

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(...)

Man City captain Vincent Kompany and  Roman Eremenko of CSKA Moscow fight at Arena Khimki in Moscow. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky / EPA

Vincent Kompany has angrily asked “why the hell” Manchester City fans were not at Tuesday evening’s 2-2 Champions League draw with CSKA Moscow after t(...)

Bayern Munich: academy cost €35 million

Bundesliga chief executive Christian Seifert said last week that the academies of all the top flight German clubs combined cost the equivalent of one (...)