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 (...)

 Sergio Agüero of Manchester City scores the opening goal against Hull City   at KC Stadium. Photograph:  Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Hull City 2 Man City 4Edin Dzeko’s wonderful double and Frank Lampard’s fourth goal in three games sealed victory for Manchester City despite the cham(...)

 Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could return from a thigh injury to play some part in the Merseyside derby on Saturday. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Arsenal (4) v Tottenham (9) Arsenal expect to have midfielder Mathieu Flamini back from a dead leg. Defenders Kieran Gibbs and Per Merte(...)

Chelsea’s Diego Costa has to prove his fitness before the meeting with Swansea on Saturday. Photograph: Dylan Martinez / Reuters

Saturday, September 13th Arsenal (7) v Man City (4) Forward Danny Welbeck could make his Arsenal debut and midfielder Aaron Ramsey (ankle) (...)

 Valencia  announced they have reached an agreement to sign striker Alvaro Negredo on loan from Manchester City with a clause making the deal permanent at the end of the season.  Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

ArsenalPlayers in: Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona, £30m), Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle, £12m), David Ospina (Nice, undisclosed), Calum Chambers (Southampton,(...)