Chelsea start Conte era with 2-1 win over West Ham

​ Diego Costa's late goal earned Antonio Conte's Chelsea a 2-1 win over West Ham at Stamford Bridge on Monday. The Blues were largely dominant and took the lead shortly after half-time through Eden Hazard's penalty. While West Ham handed competitive debuts to three players - Arthur Masuaku, Ayew and Havard Nordtveit -

Yaya Toure not leaving Manchester City – Pellegrini

Manuel Pellegrini has today defended under-fire Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure and says the Ivory Coast international is going nowhere. The 31-year-old has failed to recapture his form of last season, when he scored 24 goals in all competitions, 20 of which came in the Premier League. Toure has scored eight Premier

Brown Ideye grabs brace as West Brom down West Ham 4-0

The scout who recruited Brown Ideye, and then left West Bromwich Albion ‘by mutual consent’ last month when the club’s record signing proved something of a flop, was feeling more than a little vindicated on Saturday. ‘Ahem,’ tweeted Stuart White, and understandably so when the Nigerian has now scored four

Alexis Sanchez out of Tottenham clash

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has been ruled out of Saturday's game against Tottenham. Arsene Wenger will go into the north London derby at White Hart Lane without his side's top scorer, who is not fully recovered from a hamstring problem. "Alexis is not ready," Wenger told the Arsenal website. "He is not

West Ham United fined by FIFA

West Ham have been fined £71,000 for fielding Diafra Sakho in the FA Cup win over Bristol City despite telling Senegal the striker was unfit. The club have also been reprimanded but they will be allowed to continue to play in this year's competition. Sakho, 25, had been due to join up

Harry Redknapp resigns as QPR boss

Harry Redknapp has announced his resignation as manager of Premier League strugglers QPR. The veteran boss says he is quitting his post because he will undergo knee replacement surgery in the coming weeks. The 67-year-old took charge at Loftus Road in November 2012 but informed Chairman Tony Fernandes that he was resigning