Chelsea captain John Terry thinks quitting international football three years ago helped keep his fitness at a level where he was able to play every minute of the London club`s triumphant English league season.
Liverpool great Steven Gerrard was denied a fairytale finish to his Anfield career when Crystal Palace won 3-1 in his final home game on Saturday as Leicester completed one of the great escapes to preserve their Premier League status.
The penultimate round of matches in this season`s Premier League gets under way on Saturday with several clubs looking to avoid joining already-relegated Burnley and Queens Park Rangers in English football`s second-tier next term.
Queens Park Rangers on Monday reacted to their relegation from the Premier League by insisting they will fight any attempt by the Football League to impose a fine for Financial Fair Play (FFP) breaches.
The Football Association are to contact both Queens Park Rangers and Chelsea after Branislav Ivanovic was hit on the head by a cigarette lighter thrown from among the home fans at Loftus Road on Sunday.
Chelsea increased their lead at the top of the Premier League with a 1-0 win at QPR on Sunday as Manchester United added to Manchester City`s woes with a come-from-behind 4-2 derby victory at Old Trafford.