Chelsea’s Diego Costa shakes hands with manager José Mourinho after being subbed at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

José Mourinho may be sorry for criticising the Stamford Bridge atmosphere but it appeared to have the desired response, with the Chelsea manager amaz(...)

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(...)

 Chelsea Diego Costa (left) misses an opportunity to score against West Brom    Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Peter Powell / EPA

Chelsea 2 West Bromwich Albion 0Chelsea’s title charge shows no signs of abating, with West Brom the latest side swatted away by Jose Mourinho’s men. (...)

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(...)

West Bromwich Albion wonderkid Saido Berahino has been called up to Roy Hodgson’s England squad for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Slovenia

Saido Berahino has been called up to the England squad for the first time.Berahino has been in good form for West Brom this season, scoring seven goal(...)

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(...)

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney: record goalscorer in the Manchester derby with 11 goals. Photo: Nigel French/PA

Wayne Rooney has given Manchester United a big boost by being passed fit to lead the attack in tomorrow’s derby while the champions will be without t(...)

The two playmakers of El Clasico, Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi of Barcelona, will be the focus of fans at the Bernabeu. Photograph: Getty Images.

One of the cliches first: a country will come to a standstill tonight. Real Madrid versus Barcelona stops Spain. According to legend, and a fair am(...)

Louis van Gaal: says Robin van Persie just needs a bit of luck to score.

Listen to Louis van Gaal on Robin van Persie and the impression given is hardly that the striker is fighting to retain his place in the Manchester Uni(...)

Manchester United’s Daley Blind celebrates scoring a late equalsier against   West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

West Bromwich Albion 2 Manchester United 2There was a touch of the old Manchester United about their ability to score late on and salvage something fr(...)