Ian Harte has retired after being released by Bournemouth at the end of last season. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Former Republic of Ireland international Ian Harte has retired via a post on his twitter account. A quite low key exit for one of the finest Irish pla(...)

Brendan Rodgers has shown a remarkable thirst for on-the-hoof rebuilding. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

  It is no more than a handy coincidence but there was an unavoidable resonance about Liverpool’s first post-Balotelli performance at the (...)

Liverpool striker Christian Benteke gets his shot away despite the challenge  of  Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal during the Premier League match  at the Emirates. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP

Arsenal 0 Liverpool 0 This was Arsenal at their most bewildering. They were startlingly poor for so long Liverpool will have to consider this result a(...)

John Terry: Chelsea’s long-serving captain  struggled at Manchester City last weekend and was substituted  at half-time by manager Jose Mourinho. Photograph: Carl Recine/Livepic/Reuters

1 A test of City’s mettle: Manchester City’s 3-0 victory over Chelsea was a statement performance. The message was received loud and clear by José (...)

Chelsea manager José Mourinho looks perplexed  during his team’s loss to  Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Photograph: EPA/Peter Powell

Manuel Pellegrini insisted Manchester City’s 3-0 victory over Chelsea on Sunday was the “least we deserved” despite José Mourinho’s claim that the 3-0(...)

Manchester City’s Yaya Toure in action with West Brom’s Craig Gardner. City look a different side when the midfielder is firing on all cylinders. Photo: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

As a declaration of presence, as a reminder of a forceful personality – even as a motto – Yaya Touré’s statement on Monday night following Manchester (...)

Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli is set to remain at the club according to his agent. Photograph: EPA

Out-of-favour Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli will receive a six-figure loyalty bonus if he is still at the club when the transfer window closes on(...)

Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro  and head physio Jon Fearn treat   Eden Hazard late on  during the  Premier League  match between against Swansea City at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Ian Kington/AFP

Two days since the revelation that Chelsea have demoted their first-team doctor, Eva Carneiro, after Jose Mourinho deemed inconvenient her tending to (...)

Manchester United’s new signing Memphis Depay: “He plays his best football from the left,” says Ruud Gullit, “and now he’s behind the striker. If you want to get the best out of him, play him in his best position.” Photograph:  Darren Staples/Reuters.

His former club, Chelsea, says Ruud Gullit, are the ones to beat in this year’s Premier League title race, but Louis van Gaal will be under far more p(...)

Joey Barton, who was released by QPR at the end of last season, has made no secret of his desire to return to the Premier League. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

West Ham have withdrawn their interest in Joey Barton after their fans made clear their displeasure at any potential deal. The club had been keen to b(...)