Swansea City
8:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Brighton & Hove Albion
8:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Yeovil Town
Leyton Orient
7:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Eskisehirspor K
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Newcastle Jets
Melbourne City FC
6:00 AM GMT
Game Details


 By Michael Cox

Chelsea diving debate illustrates larger problem for referees and clubs

Eden Hazard's curler rescued a point, as Southampton held the league leaders to a 1-1 draw.

Top-level managers usually find a way to dictate the media agenda following a disappointing result. After Chelsea's 1-1 draw at Southampton on Sunday afternoon, Jose Mourinho chose to accuse referees of having a 'campaign' against Chelsea, after Cesc Fabregas was harshly booked for diving in the second half.

The incident was unusual. Fabregas, on the right-hand side of the box, was tripped by an accidental challenge by Southampton youngster Matt Targett. The left-back hadn't actually intended...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

#FCtalkingpoints: Prem title, Bale or De Gea, Balotelli, sack race, diving

Cesc Fabregas was yellow carded for simulation in Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Southampton, but did he actually dive?

Football always inspires debate, and this weekend was no exception. Here are five burning questions on the ESPN FC radar.

Vote and comment below or on Twitter using the hashtag #FCtalkingpoints.

It might be hard to believe, but the Premier League is already at the halfway point. After Chelsea looked like early runaway winners, the two teams from Manchester have shown some life and are sitting in second, City, and third, United, respectively. 

Who will win the Premier League?

Jose Mourinho has suggested more than once this...

 By Phil Lythell

Player Ratings: Eden Hazard shines again but Chelsea slip at Saints

Cesc Fabregas assisted in a fine performance for Chelsea but the Blues couldn't get past Southampton in their 1-1 draw.

A frustrating afternoon for Chelsea saw two points dropped against Southampton with the match finishing 1-1 at St Mary's.

Chelsea will justifiably point to a dreadful decision from referee Anthony Taylor that saw Cesc Fabregas booked for simulation despite clearly being tripped in the penalty area by Matt Targett. Whether the spot kick would have been converted is another question, though given Eden Hazard's sparkling form, it is fair to suggest that the official's blunder cost Chelsea the victory.


 By Kevin Palmer

Three Points: Southampton vs. Chelsea

ESPN FC analyst Craig Burley reiterates that the Premier League is not a one-horse race following Chelsea's 1-1 draw at Southampton.

SOUTHAMPTON, England -- Three quick thoughts from Chelsea's 1-1 draw against top-four contenders Southampton at St. Mary's Stadium on Sunday.

1. One point gained, two points lost

This was a breakthrough result for a hard-working Southampton side as they finally claimed some success against one of the Premier League's big hitters. On the other hand, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho could only conclude this was a missed opportunity for his title chasers to secure a huge victory.

A flat and somewhat-jaded...

 By Nick Ames

Three Points: Chelsea ease to victory vs. West Ham

Diego Costa was on target in a 2-0 win as Premier League leaders Chelsea were too much for the Hammers to handle.

LONDON -- John Terry and Diego Costa scored as Chelsea enjoyed a comfortable win over West Ham. Here's a trio of observations on Chelsea's 2-0 victory in the Premier League on Boxing Day.

1. Chelsea are back in the groove

This Boxing Day game was effectively wrapped up when Diego Costa, seizing onto Eden Hazard's pass after Cheikhou Kouyate had given the ball away, sent three defenders in one direction with a swerve of the hips and flashed an irresistible second goal across Adrian with his left...

 By Mark Worrall

Player Ratings: Terry impresses as Chelsea cruise past West Ham

Diego Costa was on target in a 2-0 win as Premier League leaders Chelsea were too much for the Hammers to handle.
John Terry scored the opener as Chelsea eased to a 2-0 win at home to West Ham.

Chelsea brushed aside West Ham United with consummate ease at Stamford Bridge, strolling to a comfortable 2-0 victory and maintaining their position as Premier League title favourites.

The Blues have a 100 percent record at the Bridge in the league this season, and from the first few minutes of this festive London derby it was clear that record was not under any real threat from the Hammers.

Jose Mourinho's men did have to be patient for their first goal. Sam Allardyce's team did not park the bus,...