Sport Stop the right to roam: Players like Romelu Lukaku must not be loaned to another Premier League side in tactical deals that benefit the parent clubs

If the FA Commission’s forthcoming report is to prove meaningful, it must embrace radical reform

Juan Mata

Jose Mourinho admits he is unsure of best Chelsea squad following omission of Juan Mata and David Luiz

Chelsea face a run of four away games which Mourinho recognises will be a real test for his team

Jose Mourinho speaks during a Chelsea press conference

Relaxed Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho answers his critics ‘footballistically’

After being told Chelsea had made their worst start to the Premier League in 10 years, Mourinho responds after 2-0 victory puts them top of the league

Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho admits 'we need goals' after Chelsea make worst start to a Premier League season for a decade

The 2-1 Champions League defeat to Basle added to the Blues poor start and the Portuguese has acknowledged his side will be in trouble if they fail to hit the back of the net

Going west: Alex Pritchard is one of three Tottenham prospects on loan at Swindon, who have also permanently signed three former Spurs players

The Last Word: Feeder clubs can enhance education of young over-protected Premier League players

Pampered academy hopefuls and struggling lower-League clubs may be of help to each other

Blackburn fans vent their fury at the club’s inept owners

Spending on agents rarely brings success
– just ask Blackburn

Mismanaged Rovers paid £3.5m in fees last season and narrowly avoided second straight relegation

Luis Suarez in training with the rest of the Liverpool squad

Liverpool could start with Luis Suarez on the wing once striker returns from ban as Brendan Rodgers sticks with the in-form Daniel Sturridge

Reds boss wants the Uruguayan to earn his place back in the squad after trying to force a summer move away from Anfield

Phil Bardsley alongside Sebastian Larsson as they listen to Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio

Sunderland lift ban on Phil Bardsley following apology for mocking defeat to Fulham on Twitter

Paolo Di Canio suspended the full-back

Aston Villa player Christian Benteke celebrates after scoring the second goal during the Capital One Cup second round match between Aston Villa and Rotherham

Capital One Cup draw: Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert happy with Tottenham tie

Manchester United play Liverpool in one of a number of all Premier League ties

QPR's Andrew Johnson heads at the goal

Queens' Park Rangers 0 Swindon 2 match report: Alex Pritchard's injury-time strike seals shock Capital One Cup win

Alex Pritchard's injury-time goal sealed victory for Swindon as the League One side embarrassed Queens' Park Rangers and clinched a place in the third round of the Capital One Cup.

Daniel Sturridge celebrates the second goal

Capital One Cup round-up: Daniel Sturridge steadies Liverpool after Notts County scare

Liverpool and Sunderland survived big scares but Premier League Crystal Palace were sent crashing out of the Capital One Cup by lower-league opposition tonight.

Paolo Di Canio leads Sunderland out against Fulham tomorrow

Paolo Di Canio warns Sunderland against Capital One Cup slip-up against MK Dons

Di Canio knows Karl Robinson's League One side well from his time as Swindon manager

Gareth Bale watches Wales' 0-0 draw with Republic of Ireland last night
Gareth Bale pictured watching Wales in action

Gareth Bale 'not involved' in Tottenham's opening match of the Premier League season

The Real Madrid target will play no part against Crystal Palace reveals Andre Villas-Boas

Tom Huddlestone

Transfer news: Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone completes Hull City switch in £5.25m deal

Spurs midfielder Jake Livermore has also joined the Tigers

Ondrej Celustka has joined Sunderland on a season-long loan Trabzonspor

Transfer news: Ondrej Celustka joins Sunderland on season-long loan to become Paolo Di Canio's 10th summer signing

Defender arrives at the Stadium of Light on season-long loan from Turkish side Trabzonspor

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