EPL

QPR's Rio Ferdinand hoping to be busy during holiday fixtures
QPR's Rio Ferdinand hoping to be busy during holiday fixtures

After nearly 20 years spent working through the Christmas holidays Rio Ferdinand could be forgiven if he wanted to put his feet up and enjoy the fruits of his long career.

Sunderland defender Anthony Reveillere out for a month
Sunderland defender Anthony Reveillere out for a month

English Premier League (EPL) side Sunderland will be without Anthony Reveillere for at least one month as the former France international defender has sustained a calf injury.

World is watching us, says Spurs` Mauricio Pochettino
World is watching us, says Spurs` Mauricio Pochettino

 Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino thinks the world will be watching the Premier League on Boxing Day, as he prepares to take his side to relegation-threatened Leicester City.

Arsene Wenger backs Per Mertesacker ahead of QPR visit
Arsene Wenger backs Per Mertesacker ahead of QPR visit

 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has defended under-fire centre-back Per Mertesacker ahead of his side`s Premier League home game with Queens Park Rangers on Friday.

Put on Christmas show, Jose Mourinho tells Chelsea
Put on Christmas show, Jose Mourinho tells Chelsea

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho wants his players to show the world why they are currently on top of the Premier League table when they host West Ham United on Friday.

Premier League braced for bumper Boxing Day
Premier League braced for bumper Boxing Day

While professional footballers in the rest of Europe sleep off their Christmas hangovers, the Premier League ploughs on regardless on Friday with a bumper schedule of traditional Boxing Day fixtures.

Mario Balotelli not suited to Liverpool's style, says Brendan Rodgers
Mario Balotelli not suited to Liverpool's style, says Brendan Rodgers

Mario Balotelli will return to Liverpool`s squad for the festive programme but manager Brendan Rodgers was hardly effusive in his praise of the Italy`s striker`s credentials on Wednesday.

Louis van Gaal breaks Manchester United tradition, gives players Christmas Day off
Louis van Gaal breaks Manchester United tradition, gives players Christmas Day off

Breaking away from tradition, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has decided to give his players a break on Christmas Day. Traditionally, under Sir Alex Ferguson and then under David Moyes, December 25 was a working day for all the players.

Frank Lampard is very important for Manchester City, claims Manuel Pellegrini
Frank Lampard is very important for Manchester City, claims Manuel Pellegrini

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini claims that on-loan Frank Lampard is very important to the English champions.

Nigel Pearson not to appeal touchline ban
Nigel Pearson not to appeal touchline ban

 Leicester City manager, Nigel Pearson, said he would not appeal his touchline ban for swearing at one of the football club's supporters.

Gabriel Agbonlahor succeeds in red card appeal
Gabriel Agbonlahor succeeds in red card appeal

 Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor has succeeded in an appeal against his controversial red card in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Manchester United in the English Premier League.

Benfica striker Nelson Oliveir to join Swansea
Benfica striker Nelson Oliveir to join Swansea

English Premier League club Swansea City have agreed to sign Nelson Oliveira from Benfica on loan until the end of the season, according to the official website of the English Premier League.

Louis van Gaal keen to repay Fergie`s faith
Louis van Gaal keen to repay Fergie`s faith

Louis van Gaal has revealed he feels under pressure to succeed at Manchester United to repay the generous support of Old Trafford legend Alex Ferguson.

Michael Carrick is the best English footballer: Sir Alex Ferguson
Michael Carrick is the best English footballer: Sir Alex Ferguson

Former manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said Manchester United's midfielder Michael Carrick is at present "the best English player".

Louis van Gaal will thrive at Man United: Sir Alex Ferguson
Louis van Gaal will thrive at Man United: Sir Alex Ferguson

Legendary football coach Alex Ferguson has backed Louis van Gaal to again turn his former club Manchester United into a world-beating side.

Adnan Januzaj could leave Manchester United on loan in January
Adnan Januzaj could leave Manchester United on loan in January

Manchester United youth sensation Adnan Januzaj could head out of the club on loan in the upcoming January transfer market. Januzaj who burst into first team football scene for the club last season under former manager David Moyes, has been used scarcely this term by new boss Louis van Gaal.

Arsenal becomes first PL club to reach five million Twitter followers
Arsenal becomes first PL club to reach five million Twitter followers

Arsenal became the third most followed team on the social network after becoming the first Premier League club to reach five million followers on Twitter.

Jose Mourinho ecstatic at players attitude in win over Stoke
Jose Mourinho ecstatic at players attitude in win over Stoke

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho hailed his side`s 2-0 Premier League victory at Stoke City as one of their most significant yet this season.

Tricky festive fixtures crucial for Chelsea in title race
Tricky festive fixtures crucial for Chelsea in title race

Jose Mourinho's Chelsea starts off with a difficult away tie against Stoke City at the Britannia stadium on Monday. And from there on they face tricky three fixtures up to New year's day, as the period looks to be very important for the London giants in the title race.

Chelsea will be under pressure from Man City in PL title race: David Silva
Chelsea will be under pressure from Man City in PL title race: David Silva

Spanish striker David Silva has backed Manchester City to put pressure on current Premier League leaders Chelsea after removing Jose Mourinho's men's lead over the past month, and has also warned the Londoners that they could slip up at Stoke City in Monday's encounter.