Franck Ribery (left) has enjoyed considerabley better form in the national team under manager Didier Deschamps. Photograph: Reuters

France’s World Cup hopes suffered a severe blow when Franck Ribery was ruled out of the tournament with a back injury. Les Bleus manager Didier Desch(...)

Fernando Torres: Manager’s comments hardly a ringing endorsement but he could feature today against Stoke City.  Photograph: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has indicated the club will spend heavily in the summer on a new striker but will not (...)

Hugo Lloris lies injured after a collison with Romelu Lukaku.

Andre Villas-Boas has angrily defended his decision to allow Hugo Lloris to continue playing against Everton on Sunday, despite the goalkeeper appeari(...)