Diego Costa has a long-standing hamstring injury

Chelsea injury news: Diego Costa a doubt to face Stoke City on Saturday

While Petr Cech and John Obi Mikel are also struggling with injuries

David Beckham's plans to install air conditioning in £31.5m 'Beckingham Palace II' mansion have angered neighbours

Becks has spent 18 months renovating Holland Park home which will be worth around £42m when complete

Hulk Hogan will not be linking up with the Premier League after all
Dani Alves

Dani Alves starts singing when asked by reporters about potential PSG transfer

Barcelona and Brazil right-back has been linked with a move to France

Arsenal players Hector Bellerin, Santi Cazorla, Nacho Monreal and Mesut Ozil and their new Puma football

Arsenal and Puma unveil world's first left-footed football

'It's unbelievable' said Cazorla

Proposals for 'scripted' Premier League matches stepped up after success of Wrestlemania 31

EXCLUSIVE: Premier League chiefs are exploring avenues of growing the appeal of football in the United States with the help of the WWE

Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville during their Premier League days

Jamie Carragher trolls Gary Neville during England coach's picture tour of Turin

Former Liverpool defender has a pop at Sky Sports colleague after he took pictures during walk around Turin ahead of England game

Lionel Messi the best striker in Europe in 2015... but Cristiano Ronaldo is only in 29th

Barcelona star has massively outperformed rival

Ashley Cole has struggled on the pitch with Roma this season, having a hard time against Arjen Robben, right, in a heavy defeat to Bayern Munich, but off it has embraced life in Italy

Sam Wallace: It is sad and strange that Ashley Cole is English football's great outsider

It is more than a year now since Cole’s last cap for England, against Denmark on 5 March

Neymar furious with Premier League referee Martin Atkinson after Gary Medel's 'UFC' tackle during Brazil's friendly win over Chile

Medel appeared to tread on Neymar but former Cardiff man went unpunished

John Barnes

John Barnes claims black managers struggle to get second chances

The former Liverpool midfielder claims the colour of his skin has hampered his own chances to return to management

Luis Suarez: I will never play for any other English team but Liverpool

Suarez played in a charity match at Anfield on Sunday

Luis Suarez labels Steven Gerrard 'the greatest one' and Xabi Alonso reunion - best social posts from Gerrard charity match

The best social media posts following charity match at Anfield

Chris Smalling in training with the England squad

Chris Smalling: I skipped uni for Roy Hodgson's Fulham team

At the time Smalling was playing non-league football at Maidstone United and planning on going to university in the autumn.

North Ferriby celebrate winning the FA Trophy

FA Trophy - North Ferriby vs Wrexham match report: Ferriby win in penalty thriller at Wembley

North Ferriby 3 (King 76 (pen), Kendall 86, 101) Wrexham 3 (Moult 12, 118; Harris 59) - North Ferriby won 5-4 on penalties

Sport
Watford players celebrate after Troy Deeney scored to put the Hornets ahead
MATCH REPORT Brighton 0 Watford 2: Deeney and Vydra give Hornets victory before Middlesbrough and Norwich slip-up
Sport
TRANSFER TALK Borussia Dortmund midfielder believed to have arrived in England on Saturday
Sport
Getty Images
REVEALED Former Manchester United manager has finally had his say on one of the great football debates of our time
Sport
REVEALED But which British sportsman beats him to top spot in Sunday Times Rich List with a staggering £88m worth?
Sport
A young fan in tears after being hit in the face by a wayward Cristiano Ronaldo shot
VIDEO The Real Madrid striker made up for it?
Sport
The Manchester United winger maintains it never happened
Sport
Louis van Gaal is expecting a tough match against Cambridge tonight
The Manchester United manager's musical tastes are revealed
Sport
Adam Johnson at Sunderland
The midfielder, who has 12 England caps, has been charged with sexual offences involving child under 16 and 'grooming'
Sport
Alex Song
West Ham player posts picture in 'Pharrell Williams hat'
Sport
Homes Under the Hammer performance is criticised on Twitter
Sport
The Twitter map of Premier League followers in the UK - green being Liverpool, red Arsenal, yellow Manchester United
INTERACTIVETwitter releases data revealing the highest supported clubs across the UK and abroad, with Liverpool faring very well
Sport
Before their English Premier League soccer match at Anfield Stadium against Manchester City Liverpool supporters hold their scarves prior to a minute's silence in tribute to the 96 supporters who lost their lives in the Hillsborough disaster of 25 years ago in Liverpool
Liverpool fans are local and the north London derby should be in Yorkshire - what we learnt from Twitter's fan map
Sport
Karen Brady, vice-chairman of West Ham United, says they will not give up on the Olympic Stadium
COMMENT West Ham have announced a cut in ticket prices - but not just yet
Sport
Federici's blunder cost his side a place in 30 May showpiece... the same day as his wedding
Sport
VIDEO Bayern Munich coach makes a hole in his slacks as he watches his team run riot
  • Get to the point
Daily Quiz
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Bleacher Report

Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Featured Advertorials

Day In a Page

General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence
Public relations as 'art'? Surely not

Confessions of a former PR man

The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef succumbs to his sugar cravings with super-luxurious sweet treats

Bill Granger's luxurious sweet treats

Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

The mother of all goodbyes

Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
Everton vs Manchester United: Steven Naismith demands 'better' if Toffees are to upset the odds against United

Steven Naismith: 'We know we must do better'

The Everton forward explains the reasons behind club's decline this season
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Praise to Arsene Wenger for having the courage of his convictions

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Praise to Wenger for having the courage of his convictions