Manuel Pellegrini has ruled Yaya Toure and Wilfried Bony out of Manchester City's clash with Stoke on Wednesday.
The duo are preparing for Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations final against Ghana on Sunday, but City fans will have to wait until later in the month to see the pair in
Peter Crouch and Glenn Whelan have secured their Stoke futures by signing new two-year contracts.
Both players would have been free to leave in the summer with Crouch linked with a possible move to QPR and Whelan linked with a reunion with Tony Pulis at West Brom.
However the Potters have been
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
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.
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.
West Brom have named Tony Pulis as their new head coach on a two-and-a-half year contract.
The former Crystal Palace and Stoke manager will take charge at Albion following today’s Premier League game at West Ham and replaces Alan Irvine who was sacked after a run of seven defeats in nine
Former Stoke and Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis is in talks with West Bromwich Albion over their managerial vacancy, according to sources.
Albion moved for the 56-year-old after parting company with head coach Alan Irvine late on Monday evening.
A formal approach has been made but sources understand that Pulis, who has
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 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.
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
Former Liverpool centre-back Jamie Carragher paid tribute to the hard work of Chelsea’s robust midfielder Nemanja Matic, after the Serbian helped the Blues to another three points against Stoke City.
Chelsea took a second-minute lead through Terry after he beat Ryan Shawcross to Cesc Fabregas’ corner, but it was a nervy
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 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.
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
Eden Hazard has described the English Premier League as the most “beautiful” competition in the world.
The Chelsea playmaker has been one of the top-flight’s top performers this season, scoring six goals and making two assists in 16 games for the Blues.
And the Belgian has lifted the lid on why he