West Ham striker Andy Carroll looks on at Stamford Bridge

Premier League: West Ham v Swansea match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's fixture at Upton Park

Abdul Razak has joined West Ham on a short-term deal

Transfer news: West Ham confirm signing of former Manchester City midfielder Abdul Razak on short-term deal

Razak was most recently with Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala and joins the Hammers in a bid to keep them up

Lacina Traore looks set to complete a move to Everton, subject to a work permit

Transfer news: New Everton signing Lacina Traore was close to joining West Ham United

Giant striker considered move to east London

Samuel Eto'o shows his frustration in the 0-0 draw with West Ham

Jose Mourinho accuses West Ham of playing football from the '19th century' - but Sam Allardyce doesn't 'give a s****'

Blues' manager was left furious with West Ham's tactics after draw

Chelsea's John Obi Mikel (left) holds off West Ham captain Kevin Nolan

Chelsea 0 West Ham 0 match report: Blues slip up in Premier League title race after being held by stubborn Hammers

Mourinho's side could have moved up to second place with a win

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho gestures from the touchline

Premier League: Chelsea v West Ham match preview

A look ahead to this week’s Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge

Sam Allardyce looks to the sky during West Ham's 6-0 defeat at Manchester City on Wednesday

Chelsea v West Ham: Sam Allardyce says his side have 'got to believe' they can get result at Stamford Bridge

The Hammers are under serious threat of relegation

Dani Osvaldo in action for Southampton
A view of West Ham's Upton Park

West Ham reveal increased debts

The club are currently in a fight against Premier League relegation

Lacina Traore looks set to complete a move to Everton, subject to a work permit

Transfer news: Everton on verge of completing deal for Monaco striker Lacina Traore

A work permit for the player has been granted

Manuel Pellegrini insists he is taking it one game at a time as Manchester City reach Capital One Cup final

City swept West Ham aside in the semi-final, winning 9-0 on aggregate

Sergio Aguero chips Jussi Jaaskelainen for City’s second goal
Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko celebrates after scoring their 100th goal of the season in the win over Cardiff

Capital One Cup: West Ham v Manchester City match preview

A look ahead to this week’s League Cup semi-final at Upton Park

Cavani, Cabaye, Salah and Mata: the biggest movers this month?

Transfer news: Juan Mata to Manchester United, Dimitar Berbatov to Arsenal and the biggest deals that could still happen

A look at the potential biggest deals as the January transfer window nears closure

Ravel Morrison

Transfer news: Ravel Morrison could leave for Fulham, admits Sam Allardyce

West Ham youngster appears to be edging ever closer to a switch to London rivals Fulham

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

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Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
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Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
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How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
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Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links