Stoke City’s Bojan Krkic out till end of season

Stoke striker Bojan will miss the remainder of the season after sustaining a knee ligament injury against Rochdale in the FA Cup. The 24-year-old opened the scoring in Monday night's fourth-round tie at Spotland but was forced off with the injury in the 32nd minute and will now undergo surgery to

Jose Mourinho charged by FA for criticising officials

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been charged by the Football Association for criticising officials after December's 1-1 draw at Southampton. Mourinho was upset at referee Anthony Taylor for not awarding a penalty with midfielder Cesc Fabregas instead booked for diving after going down in the area under Matt Targett's challenge. An FA

Stoke and Manchester United share the spoils on New Year’s Day

Stoke City and Manchester United played out a 1-1 draw in blustery conditions at the Britannia Stadium on New Year’s Day. Ryan Shawcross opened the scoring early on, only for Radamel Falcao to equalise midway through the first half, and while both teams had opportunities, neither could force a winner. The draw

Tim Howard out for six weeks with ankle injury

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard will miss the next five to six weeks with a calf injury, manager Roberto Martinez has said. The American missed Sunday's loss at Newcastle with the injury suffered against Stoke on Boxing Day, and is now set to miss out until well into 2015. "Tim Howard will be

West Brom sack head coach Alan Irvine

West Brom have sacked head coach Alan Irvine less than seven months after he was given the job. Irvine has been put on gardening leave after a run of just one league win in Albion's last nine games and the club expects to name his successor in the next few days. Saturday's

Jose Mourinho admires the Christmas Spirit in England

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is full of admiration for footballers in England because of their commitment over the festive season. Mourinho’s side embarked on the first of five games in less than two weeks when they beat Stoke 2-0 on Monday at the Britannia Stadium. And while many of the top European

Mourinho praises ‘fantastic’ Hazard

Jose Mourinho paid tribute to his team’s battling qualities in their 2-0 victory over Stoke City tonight, praising Eden Hazard in particular who was the subject of the game’s worst foul from full-back Phil Bardsley. Chelsea beat Stoke with goals from John Terry and Cesc Fabregas in either half with Mourinho

Chelsea are ‘Top of the Tree’

Chelsea will be top of the Premier League table on Christmas Day after beating Stoke 2-0 at the Britannia Stadium. Chelsea were in front with just two minutes on the clock at the Britannia Stadium on Monday night when John Terry rose highest to force home a Cesc Fabregas corner. Stoke threatened

We’re top and deserve to be – Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho believes that Chelsea are where they deserve to be after Monday’s 2-0 win at Stoke City moved them three points clear at the top of the Premier League. John Terry headed the Blues into an early lead at the Britannia Stadium when he converted Cesc Fabregas’ corner in the