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Chelsea v Stoke City preview: David Luiz missing again for Blues

Chelsea will continue to be without David Luiz when they host a Stoke side with injury problems of their own on Saturday. Luiz is expected to return from a knee injury in next week’s FA Cup clash against Norwich but, as a gruelling schedule continues, Blues boss Antonio Conte has hinted at unenforced changes to afford some players rest. “We ...

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Vincent Kompany lasts just 11 minutes for Manchester City at Newcastle

Vincent Kompany came off with an apparent injury after 11 minutes against Newcastle Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany was forced off injured after just 11 minutes against Newcastle on Wednesday. The defender was making just his ninth Premier League appearance of the season, having struggled with a calf injury earlier in the campaign. Kompany cut a frustrated figure as he ...

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Philippe Coutinho spoke to Barcelona’s Paulinho about a move to Spain

Philippe Coutinho continues to be linked with a move to Barcelona Barcelona midfielder Paulinho says Philippe Coutinho would “not regret” a move to the Spanish club and jokes that a house search is already under way. Coutinho, who is a team-mate of Paulinho in the Brazilian national team, was the subject of multiple offers from Barcelona in the summer with ...

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Newcastle 0-1 Manchester City: Raheem Sterling makes it 18 in a row

  Manchester City moved 15 points clear at the top of the Premier League after a dominant 1-0 win over Newcastle on Wednesday. City were in complete control throughout at St James’ Park and should have secured their 18th straight league win by a more convincing scoreline. Sergio Aguero hit the post twice and Kevin De Bruyne also struck the ...

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Liverpool 5-0 Swansea: Roberto Firmino nets twice in routine win

Roberto Firmino scored twice as Liverpool eased to a 5-0 victory over struggling Swansea at Anfield on Boxing Day. Philippe Coutinho’s brilliant early strike laid the platform for a win which was sealed with a burst of goals after half-time. Firmino made it 2-0 in the 52nd minute before scoring again 14 minutes later, shortly after Trent Alexander-Arnold netted his ...

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Chelsea 2-0 Brighton: Alvaro Morata and Marcos Alonso strike in victory

Chelsea won their sixth Premier League game in a row at Stamford Bridge, edging past Brighton 2-0 on Boxing Day. After failing to break down Everton on Saturday, Chelsea regained their killer-instinct with second-half goals from Alvaro Morata (46) and Marcos Alonso (59). The result keeps Chelsea in third, but they are still 13 points behind runaway league leaders Manchester ...

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Man Utd 2-2 Burnley: Sub Jesse Lingard scores twice to earn hosts draw

Substitute Jesse Lingard scored twice as Manchester United came back from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw against Burnley at Old Trafford on Boxing Day. Ashley Barnes turned home as United failed to clear a Johann Berg Gudmundsson’s free-kick after three minutes, and Steven Defour made it 2-0 before half-time with a superb, curling free-kick from well outside ...

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Serena Williams To Return To Tennis In Abu Dhabi Exhibition

Former world number one Serena Williams will make her much-anticipated competitive return with an exhibition match on the final day of the Mubadala exhibition event on December 30, tournament organisers announced Sunday. The 36-year-old, who has won an Open-era record 23 Grand Slam singles titles, will take on reigning French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko. Williams won the Australian Open 11 ...

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Leicester 2-2 Manchester United: Harry Maguire scores dramatic 94th-minute leveller for hosts

Harry Maguire netted a 94th-minute equaliser as Manchester United were punished for their wastefulness in a 2-2 draw at Leicester. Somewhat against the run of play, Jamie Vardy finished off a fantastic counter attack in the 27th minute to break the deadlock – his 50th Premier League goal, and his fourth in all competitions against United. United deservedly restored parity ...

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