Brendan Rodgers, manager of Liverpool, looks on in the rain during the 3-1 Premier League defeat to   Crystal Palace  at Selhurst Park. Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admitted his side is “low on confidence” after another insipid performance resulted in a 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palac(...)

James Collins of West Ham United confronts James McCarthy of Everton   at Goodison Park. Photograph:  Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Chelsea beat 10-man West Brom on Saturday to strengthen their grip at the top of the Premier League and also set a club record for starting the campai(...)

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(...)

Manager of Queens Park Rangers Harry Redknapp (left) and  Chelsea counterparrt José Mourinho (right)  after the Barclays Premier League match   at Stamford Bridge. Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Both Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho and QPR counterpart Harry Redknapp were less than impressed following the Premier League leaders’ 2-1 win at Stamford(...)

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard (left) celebrates after scoring the winner from the   penalty spot against  Queens Park Rangers. Photograph: Toby Melville / Reuters

Chelsea survived a scare to maintain their four-point lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League with a 2-1 victory over neighbours QPR. Charlie A(...)

 Chelsea’s Diego Costa is to return to the starting XI against QPR on Saturday.   Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Diego Costa will return to Chelsea’s starting lineup for their west London derby against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday though José Mourinho is alrea(...)

Didier Drogba of Chelsea shoots towards goal during the Capital One Cup Fourth Round match between Shrewsbury Town and Chelsea. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

A wet and at times uncomfortable evening in Shropshire for Chelsea ended with José Mourinho’s team squeezing into the next round. Didier Drogba conti(...)

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert (right) and assistant manager Roy Keane during the Barclays Premier League defeat to Queens Park Rangers  at Loftus Road on Monday night.  Photograph:    Ian Walton/Getty Images

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert will resist calls from fans to give Jack Grealish more repsonsibility in his side despite a fifth straight league de(...)

 Chelsea Manager José Mourinho: ‘Shrewsbury is not a friendly. We have to play matches with respect and the best way to respect Shrewsbury is to go there with a good team.’ Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

José Mourinho admits Chelsea are “in trouble” because of mounting injury problems. He hopes to have Diego Costa back for Saturday’s Premier League h(...)

Queens Park Rangers’ Charlie Austin celebrates scoring the opening goal of game  at Loftus Road, London, last night. Photograph: PA

QPR 2 Aston Villa 0 A brace from Charlie Austin lit up an otherwise forgettable game as QPR moved off the bottom of the Premier League and ease(...)