Jose Mourinho backs Chelsea to avoid more Stoke misery
Jose Mourinho backs Chelsea to avoid more Stoke misery

Jose Mourinho knows Chelsea must avoid a repeat of last season`s nightmare trip to Stoke if they are to re-establish their three-point lead at the top of the Premier League.

Premier League title hopes dented by Villa draw, says Louis van Gaal
Premier League title hopes dented by Villa draw, says Louis van Gaal

Louis van Gaal fears Manchester United`s failure to beat Aston Villa will prove a major blow to their hopes of winning the Premier League title.

West Ham's Stewart Downing cracker piles on misery for Leicester
West Ham's Stewart Downing cracker piles on misery for Leicester

A stunning goal by Stewart Downing helped in-form West Ham to a 2-0 win over bottom of the table Leicester in their Premier League clash on Saturday extending the visitors` winless run to 12 games.

Radamel Falcao on target but Manchester United frustrated by 10-man Aston Villa
Radamel Falcao on target but Manchester United frustrated by 10-man Aston Villa

Manchester United`s slim hopes of reviving their Premier League title challenge were dealt a blow as they were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw at 10-man Aston Villa on Saturday.

Southampton sweep past Everton to stop rot
Southampton sweep past Everton to stop rot

Southampton drew a line under a miserable run of five successive defeats with an emphatic 3-0 Premier League victory over Everton at St Mary`s Stadium on Saturday.

Luis Suarez opens Barcelona league account
Luis Suarez opens Barcelona league account

Luis Suarez celebrated Barcelona`s final La Liga game of 2014 with his first league goal for the club in their 5-0 win over Cordoba at the Camp Nou on Saturday.

David Silva steps up as Manchester City reel Chelsea in
David Silva steps up as Manchester City reel Chelsea in

David Silva filled in for Manchester City`s absent strikers as the champions beat Crystal Palace 3-0 on Saturday to move level on points with Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Liverpool's Raheem Sterling wins 2014 Golden Boy award
Liverpool's Raheem Sterling wins 2014 Golden Boy award

Prodigious England midfielder, Raheem Sterling has won the 2014 European Golden Boy award for a stellar season with Liverpool.

Under-fire Brendan Rodgers makes sharp exit from media briefing
Under-fire Brendan Rodgers makes sharp exit from media briefing

Brendan Rodgers was in no mood to hang around as the under-pressure Liverpool manager made quick work of his weekly press conference on Friday.

Spurs striker Emmanuel Adebayor returns from compassionate leave
Spurs striker Emmanuel Adebayor returns from compassionate leave

Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor has returned from compassionate leave and is available for Saturday`s Premier League match against Burnley, manager Mauricio Pochettino said on Friday.

Strikerless Manchester City need new approach against Crystal Palace: Manuel Pellegrini
Strikerless Manchester City need new approach against Crystal Palace: Manuel Pellegrini

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, without three first choice strikers, has urged his side to conjure up an alternative way of beating Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday.

Chelsea unflustered by Manchester City surge, says Jose Mourinho
Chelsea unflustered by Manchester City surge, says Jose Mourinho

Chelsea will have no cause for concern if they are joined at the top of the Premier League by Manchester City, despite letting a healthy lead slip, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday.

Arsenal hotshot Alexis Sanchez ready to haunt Liverpool
Arsenal hotshot Alexis Sanchez ready to haunt Liverpool

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez can show Liverpool why he would have made the perfect replacement for Luis Suarez when the Chilean travels to Anfield in the Premier League on Sunday.

Steven Gerrard urges Raheem Sterling to stay at Liverpool
Steven Gerrard urges Raheem Sterling to stay at Liverpool

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has called on young striker Raheem Sterling to continue his impressive development by staying hungry and remaining at the Anfield.

Spare a thought for Liverpool`s Brendan Rodgers: Arsene Wenger
Spare a thought for Liverpool`s Brendan Rodgers: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger knows all about the ups and downs of football management and expressed sympathy for his beleaguered Liverpool counterpart Brendan Rodgers ahead of their clash at Anfield on Sunday.

Everton striker Kevin Mirallas' ankle suffers minor injury
Everton striker Kevin Mirallas' ankle suffers minor injury

 Everton's forward Kevin Mirallas suffered minor injury on the ankle and could return in two weeks, manager Roberto Martinez said.

 Manuel Pellegrini backs Eliaquim Mangala to shine
Manuel Pellegrini backs Eliaquim Mangala to shine

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini claims he has complete faith in French defender Eliaquim Mangala ahead of the Premier League clash with Crystal Palace at Eastlands on Saturday.

Michael Carrick hails Antonio Valencia as key to Manchester United revival
Michael Carrick hails Antonio Valencia as key to Manchester United revival

Michael Carrick has hailed Antonio Valencia as a key figure in Manchester United`s recent revival in the Premier League.

Louis van Gaal`s side travel to Aston Villa on Saturday looking to add to a six-match winning sequence that has lifted them to third in the table.

Drifting Liverpool seek Arsenal spark
Drifting Liverpool seek Arsenal spark

Liverpool will hope to draw inspiration from memories of last season`s thrilling 5-1 demolition of Arsenal when the teams resume hostilities in the Premier League at Anfield this weekend.

Mario Balotelli fined 25,000 pounds, banned for one game for offensive message
Mario Balotelli fined 25,000 pounds, banned for one game for offensive message

Controversial Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli was suspended for one match by the FA on Thursday and fined 25,000 pounds ($39,152) after posting an offensive message on social media.