Chelsea looked a different proposition in attack as they picked up a much-needed win against West Brom at The Hawthorns on Sunday, with Pedro starring on his debut having only completed his move from Barcelona earlier in the week.
The north London derby is the standout fixture to come out of Tuesday night’s third round draw. The biggest clash in this round will be Tottenham Hotspur playing arch-rivals Arsenal. Arsenal won after extra time in the third round in 2010.
Furious Sunderland owner Ellis Short has defended his stewardship of the club, saying he has invested more than all of his predecessors combined, and demanding an apology from former player Michael Gray for accusing him of lying.
The former Olympique Marseille player who announced his presence in English top flight football with goals against Chelsea and Newcastle United in his first two games could not find the back of the net against a determined Sunderland.
Manchester United will be aiming to keep their 100 per cent record in the Premier League this season in tact when they host Newcastle on Saturday. He’s scored just one goal from nine shots on target in his last 11 league games.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side needed to make a statement of intent in their league opener and did so with the long-striding central midfielder Toure leaving the West Brom players floundering in his wake on numerous occasions with powerful runs and incisive passing. David Silva...
Mourinho’s need for new defenders was evident at Eastlands, as has been his desperation for the Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to pay what it takes to sign Stones. City full-backs Aleksandar Kolarov (created the most City chances with a total of four) and, to a slightly...