Having started the season with seven wins from eight league games, and without a single defeat in the Premier League, Chelsea have now lost their last two fixtures.
Experienced new Italian owners will tap scouting network to bring loan talent to Vicarage Road
Watford's potential takeover by the Pozzo family is now off, according to current owner Laurence Bassini.
The Pozzo family, the owners of the Serie A club Udinese and the Spanish club Granada, have agreed "in principle" to buy Watford.
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Shock decision by owner Tony Fernandes ends veteran's reign following slide to 17th in the table
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard and £35million record signing Andy Carroll both returned to pre-season training alongside one player who was back at Melwood for the first time in almost a year.
Sam Allardyce has a plan for West Ham now he has arrived at the Championship club as manager. This involves promotion back to the Premier League, at the first attempt if possible but certainly before moving to the Olympic Stadium in 2014. Then it is a question of challenging for honours and qualifying for Europe.
West Ham expect to appoint a British manager to replace Avram Grant, co-owner David Sullivan has claimed, ruling out a potential return to Upton Park for fans favourite Paolo di Canio.
West Ham's board made a host of errors – from hiring Grant to signing McCarthy – that led to their demise
Avram Grant's future at West Ham may continue to be the subject of intense speculation, but the Israeli remains fully focused on dragging his side off the bottom of the Barclays Premier League.
Karren Brady insists there is no "finger on the button" at West Ham for manager Avram Grant despite the club's precarious position at the bottom of the Premier League.
After tripping up against their two biggest local rivals Arsenal and West Ham United in the past week, Tottenham Hotspur hope to rediscover their form against more exotic opposition tonight in the Champions League with the visit to White Hart Lane of the Dutch champions FC Twente.
West Ham captain Scott Parker claims that the lure of Champions League football was never strong enough to tempt him to leave Upton Park.
West Ham captain Scott Parker has ended speculation about his future by signing a new contract until the end of the 2013-14 season.
Villa caretaker manager says midfielder 'is in right frame of mind' to face West Ham despite impending City deal