Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes Yaya Toure's form could be suffering as he comes to terms with his brother's death.
Pellegrini, whose renowned man-management skills were a key factor in his appointment at the Etihad Stadium, has offered the club's full support to his star midfielder.
The Chilean manager's thoughts throw a different light on Toure's below-par performances in the opening weeks of the new season.
The Ivorian has not matched the standards he set during a brilliant...
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has admitted he is taking a risk in selecting Diego Costa for Sunday's Premier League clash at Manchester City, but that the Blues cannot do without their star striker.
Mourinho opted to select the Spain striker, who has scored seven times in four Premier League matches this term, only as a substitute in Wednesday night's 1-1 draw with Schalke in Champions League Group G.
The 32 million pound summer signing from Atletico Madrid is not ready to play more than one game...
It says a lot about Chelsea's current form that before a big game, there was no big statement from Jose Mourinho, no big goad.
It made quite a contrast to the buildup for his side's previous league trip to Manchester City, when the manager criticised their application of financial fair play. Here, ahead of a match that could already set a tone for the title race in terms of how far apart the two clubs are in the table, Mourinho was unwilling to even discuss how close they are as teams.
"I don't want...