Welcome to the new Independent website. We hope you enjoy it and we value your feedback. Please contact us here.
As the high-flying Eagles take on Chelsea, all signs are that the club is well and truly heading in right direction
A win anywhere is craved but managers especially like to win at home
Watford 0 Southampton 0
The Weekend Dossier
Having spoilt Bournemouth’s big day with a team featuring four French debutants, Aston Villa’s manager, Tim Sherwood, emphasised the need for a British core. Villa have done the bulk of their summer shopping abroad but Sherwood, who also began with five native players, insisted, “that core of British players is unbelievably important” with any further signings “probably coming in from the British market”.
Bournemouth 0 Aston Villa 1
Weekend dossier: In the need to prioritise survival debutants Bournemouth are no different to Everton, embarking on their 113th top-flight campaign, or Newcastle United
England draw comfort as Scotland lie in wait instead of Italy in what looks to be a simple 2018 World Cup group, writes Glenn Moore
Women’s football in this country may seem to be in a good place after the World Cup, but England manager Mark Sampson tells Glenn Moore there is much work to do to capitalise on the momentum
Super League resumes with ticket sales having increased four-fold
Murray and Peers take on Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau in Doubles final
Fifth seed claims All England Club favours the men when choosing which matches should be on show courts
The Russian beat unseeded Zarina Diyas
'We have beaten the best in Europe. Now we need to take it on'
Mark Sampson’s team showed how much they have grown as they took Germany into extra time and then won with a penalty - before it could go to penalties