Leaders Liverpool stumble, Chelsea collapse

LONDON (Reuters) – If more proof were needed of how unpredictable the Premier League can be it was provided on Wednesday as Liverpool blew a chance take a vice-like grip on the title race and Chelsea suffered their worst league defeat in 23 years. After champions Manchester City’s shock loss at Newcastle United on Tuesday…

FA Cup: Holders Chelsea draw Man Utd in FA Cup fifth round

The fifth-round ties will take place between 15-18 February. Fifth-round draw in full: Bristol City v Shrewsbury Town or Wolverhampton Wanderers AFC Wimbledon v Millwall Doncaster Rovers v Crystal Palace Middlesbrough or Newport County v Manchester City Chelsea v Manchester United Swansea v Barnet or Brentford Portsmouth or Queens Park Rangers v Watford Brighton &…

Thierry Henry: Monaco sack manager after three months in charge

Monaco have sacked manager Thierry Henry after 20 games in charge. The Ligue 1 strugglers announced on Thursday he had been suspended, but BBC Sport understands that is merely procedural and that the France World Cup winner has already left the club. Predecessor Leonardo Jardim is expected to replace Henry, just over three months after…

Chelsea complete loan move for Higuain

Chelsea have signed Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain on loan for the remainder of the season with an option to buy him for 36m euros (£31.3m). The Blues also have the option to extend the Argentine’s loan deal until June 2020 for 18m euros (£15.6m). Higuain, 31, spent the first half of the season on loan…

Barcelona sign Kevin-Prince Boateng on loan

Kevin-Prince Boateng has completed his switch to Barcelona for the rest of the season, the club have confirmed. The former Tottenham, Portsmouth and Milan forward has agreed a surprise loan switch to the Camp Nou from Italian club Sassuolo. The initial deal will apparently cost Barcelona around €2million (£1.8m) with another €8m due if Barca want to…

Ashley Cole joins Derby County

Ashley Cole has joined former Chelsea and England team-mate Frank Lampard’s Derby County until the end of the season. The 107-times capped England left-back was signed as a free agent after leaving Major League Soccer side LA Galaxy. Derby are chasing promotion to the Premier League, and occupy sixth place in the standings, a finishing…