LIVE: Morata benched vs. Southampton
Alvaro Morata is on the bench, while Gary Cahill replaces Antonio Rudiger for the Blues. Follow all the action live here with ESPN.
There are free Christmas hats for every Chelsea supporter at Stamford Bridge today.
LIVE: Lacazette starts for Arsenal, Giroud benched
Jack Wilshere, Alexandre Lacazette and Ainsley Maitland-Niles start for Arsenal as they look for their first Premier League win in December. Follow all the action live here with ESPN.
Transfer Rater: Blind to Barca, Willian to United?
With the January transfer window around the corner, Craig Burley evaluates rumours surrounding Willian, Daley Blind and more.
Zidane hints at interest in Liverpool's Salah
Quotes attributed to Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane suggest Mohamed Salah could one day move to the Spanish capital. Transfer Talk has the latest.
Transfer Rater: Van Dijk to Liverpool
Virgil van Dijk to Liverpool and Willian to Manchester United are two of today's transfer rumours, courtesy of Football Whispers.
Spurs have owned Man City
The runaway Premier League leaders have an Achilles' heel in Tottenham. Despite an 11-point lead atop the table, Man City haven't beaten Spurs in two seasons, which now has Pep Guardiola & Co on high alert.
How Tottenham can end City's streak
Mauricio Pochettino will need all his tactical nous to end Manchester City's run. His side must attack a defence that can be hurt. To dare is to do, as the Tottenham motto says, and Pochettino must heed that.
Ogden: Dele Alli the key man vs. Man City.
ESPN FC's Mark Ogden and Jonathan Smith debate whether or not Tottenham will end Man City's historic run on Saturday.
Benteke: Patience key to ending Palace drought.
Christian Benteke gives his thoughts on scoring his first league goal in seven months in Crystal Palace's comfy win at Leicester.
Vote: Weekend Premier League Predictions
Tottenham are next up in the battle to stop Manchester City. Can they do it? Predict that and the rest of the outcomes this Premier League weekend.
W2W4: Can Spurs get at Man City?
Manchester City are being hailed as the new "Invincibles," marching to the title. But can Tottenham give them a real test at the Etihad? Liverpool also need to get back to winning ways -- and is Romelu Lukaku now reborn?
WATCH: Jozy Altidore talks Toronto's MLS Cup triumph.
Toronto FC hero Jozy Altidore joins SportsCenter to chat all things MLS Cup and how it eased the pain of the U.S.'s WCQ failure.
Ciman 'shocked' by LAFC trade - agent
Belgium international Ciman, 32, will swap Canada for California for the forthcoming MLS campaign.
MLS failing to give young talent a chance?
With just two teens starting regularly in MLS, the FC crew debate whether or not the league is doing a good enough job developing young talent.
Gremio manager: I was a better player than Ronaldo.
Gremio boss and former Brazil international Renato Gaucho stands by his previous claims that he was a better player than Cristiano Ronaldo.
Real Madrid can't afford to look past Gremio
Trailing Barcelona by eight points ahead of next week's key Clasico, Real Madrid's immediate focus needs to be Gremio and the Club World Cup.
Gremio capable of shocking Real Madrid
Underdogs Gremio are not equipped to outplay Real Madrid but if they follow the plan they may have a chance to outscore them in Club World Cup final.
EXCLUSIVE: Raheem Sterling chats with ESPN.
ESPN's Natalie Gedra sat down with Man City's Raheem Sterling to discuss his scintillating form, Pep Guardiola's influence and much more.
Are Spurs kings of the transfer market?
Unable to splash the cash of their Premier League rivals, Tottenham have nevertheless found enough value in the transfer market to be contenders.
EXCLUSIVE: Tottenham's Son Heung-Min chats to ESPN.
Tottenham's Son Heung-Min speaks to ESPN Brasil to talk about his recent form, Spurs' upcoming match versus Man City and much more.
The next generation - Star Wars: The Last Jedi-style
Drawing inspiration from the upcoming "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," we select the best players, aged 21 or under, who are primed to rule the football galaxy.
Burley: Pulisic the man for U.S., now needs a supporting cast.
Craig Burley and Ross Dyer react to Christian Pulisic being named U.S. Soccer Male Player of the Year and discuss his prospects for 2018.
USSF to redefine presidency, create GM role
The USSF board of directors met in Toronto last Sunday, and took some initial steps towards revamping the responsibilities of several positions.
Williams' comments on Bruce Arena don't hold water.
The FC panel don't see any validity in midfielder Danny Williams' comments that Bruce Arena favored MLS players for the USMNT squad.
Lowe: Athletic, La Real renew Basque derby rivalry
From the bertso derbia off the pitch to events on it, Saturday's showdown means a great deal, not least to two clubs struggling for their best form.
Sevilla held by Levante in Berizzo's return
Eduardo Berizzo's return to the Sevilla dugout delivered some defensive steel but no cutting edge up front as Levante ground out a goalless draw.
Atletico's Simeone open to Griezmann exit.
Diego Simeone says he won't stop Antoine Griezmann leaving Atletico Madrid should an opportunity at another club arise.
Burley: Path is clear for United's Mkhitaryan.
Craig Burley believes it's clear to see that Henrikh Mkhitaryan will soon be on his way out from Manchester United.
Bailly's absence underlines injury woes
Eric Bailly's potential three month injury layoff presents a huge problem for Jose Mourinho and Manchester United.
FA want Mourinho to clarify comments.
Alison Bender and Don Hutchison discuss Jose Mourinho's trouble with the FA following comments he made prior to the Manchester derby.
Klopp: Lallana in contention to start for Liverpool.
Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp says Adam Lallana is ready for a full return after his lengthy spell on the sidelines.
Limp Liverpool must get back on track
Liverpool's morale is fraying at the edges following disappointing back-to-back draws.
Liverpool slip but remain in contention
Liverpool have stumbled in their fight for the top four but there's still positives to be had for Jurgen Klopp and his side.
The Sweeper: Pogba's eye-catching hairstyle.
Paul Pogba brings the heat with a new haircut, Ronaldinho provides us with another worldie and more in the Sweeper.
Didier Drogba shows off new bald look
Didier Drogba has unveiled a new look, with the Ivorian shaving his flowing locks in favour of a bald head.
Royal wedding clashes with 2018 FA Cup final
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will get married on May 19, the same day as the 2018 FA Cup final. Can FA president Prince William make both big days?
Fantasy Football: Safe from rotation XI.
Mark Donaldson presents his Premier League starting XI, but warns of a few notable players who may risk sitting on the bench because of rotation.
Fantasy Premier League preview for Gameweek 18
The busy season of the Premier League calendar is upon is, and that means it's time to set lineups for the second time this week. So whether you're trying to sort out the best elite options or find those hidden values, our preview has you covered.
WATCH: Premier League in 90 seconds.
The Exploding Heads recap the midweek Premier League fixtures, including some social media expertise from Benjamin Mendy.
Relegation battle hot; title race not
With City marching to the title, there's no excitement at the top. But at the bottom, we could be in for the most fascinating dogfight in history.
Who's going down this season in the Premier League?
With the relegation battle shaping up, Mark Donaldson and Shaka Hislop take an early look at who'll go down in the Premier League.
St Etienne 0-4 Monaco: Monaco move to second.
Monaco netted two goals in each half to thump 10-man St Etienne and move into second place in the Ligue 1 table.
Monaco thrash St Etienne, narrow PSG lead
Monaco made the most of their Friday night fixture as they closed to within six points of Ligue 1 leaders PSG with a 4-0 rout of 10-man St Etienne.
Darke: Man City entering discussion for best Prem team ever.
While Ian Darke believes Man City are in a league of their own this season, he also points out that they have a ways to go before they're considered the best ever.
Are Man City better than Arsenal's 'Invincibles?'
Man City have set a new record for consecutive Premier League wins. But how does this side compare to Arsene Wenger's great Arsenal "Invincibles" of 2003-04?
Don't write off Bernardo Silva yet
Bernardo Silva has had a slow start to life at Manchester City but don't write him off yet -- instead learn from the lesson David Silva has given.
Shaka's Power Rankings: Unbeaten City remain top.
ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop presents his latest power rankings, as Man City remain top and Real Madrid crack the top 10.
Man City stay top, Real Madrid return
Is there any stopping the top team in England? They stay at No. 1, while below them, their local rivals slip and two Portuguese sides are on the up.
What to expect from Neymar in PSG return.
ESPN FC's PSG correspondent Jonathan Johnson discusses Neymar's return to the PSG squad and examines the road ahead for the Brazilian star.
Neymar's return can't fix PSG's porous defence
Neymar's return should help PSG's return to form after some less-than-stellar outings, but it's their leaky defence that really needs to get right.
Emery: No PSG documents taken in burglary
Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery and his wife were burgled during the 4-2 Coupe de la Ligue defeat at Strasbourg on Wednesday.
WATCH: Marcotti on the latest Donnarumma drama.
Gab Marcotti recaps the timeline of events that led up to Milan fans making a sign saying their 'patience is done' with Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Will Milan lose Donnarumma after all?
Mino Raiola and a legal push could see Gianluigi Donnarumma leave Milan for much less than he's worth. How will the club handle this latest mess?
What's wrong with Dybala at Juventus?
Off-pitch distractions, low confidence, a broken heart? Or is it just a case that expectations are too high for Paulo Dybala at Juventus.
The road to the semifinals.
The Exploding Heads reveal the tattooed footballers who have etched their place in the final four.
Independiente lift Copa Sudamericana again
After a win in the first leg, Independiente fought Flamengo to a 1-1 draw in the second leg to claim the Copa Sudamericana, their first since 2010.
Rio prosecutors to probe Copa fan violence
Prosecutors in Rio de Janeiro launched an investigation Thursday into the fan violence surrounding the Copa Sudamericana final.
Biggest takeaways from Liga MX draft
Wednesday's Liga MX draft provided more bang for the buck than originally anticipated, Eric Gomez breaks down all the biggest moves and storylines.
Can anyone challenge Tigres, Monterrey?
Tigres and Monterrey have separated themselves from the pack in Liga MX but which teams could potentially challenge Nuevo Leon's current dominance?
Corona joins America from Tijuana
Joe Corona was brought in to reinforce Miguel Herrera's Club America from Club Tijuana during the Liga MX draft on Wednesday in one of 38 deals done.
Stoger's pragmatism just what Dortmund need
After the high-wire act of Peter Bosz's tenure, Peter Stoger's cautious approach is paying dividends at Borussia Dortmund.
Heynckes: Bayern looked 'lethargic.'
Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes felt his side were not at their best in their 1-0 win over Cologne.
Starke gets 8/10 with late-game heroics
Bayern Munich's 36-year-old goalkeeper delivered again with his second clean sheet in four days.
Nicol: Barca an average team without Messi, Ter Stegen.
Steve Nicol argues that Chelsea have a great opportunity against a Barcelona side reliant on Lionel Messi and Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
Vermaelen is more than an emergency option
Mentioning Thomas Vermaelen often elicits jeers and sarcasm but the injury-bitten Barca defender is showing he's more than an emergency option.
WATCH: Messi, Suarez show off Golden Shoe awards.
Barca's Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez were keen to show off the six Golden Shoe awards they've won between them.
Pachuca's Guzman can cap breakout season
In a season of disappointment for Pachuca, Victor Guzman has been a bright light, leading all Mexicans in Liga MX in goals during the Apertura.
Why you should watch Copa MX final
The Copa MX final is normally one game too many at the end of the season but Monterrey and Pachuca's failures elsewhere make it a must-see game.
WATCH: Toronto FC throw MLS Cup victory parade.
Thousands of Toronto FC fans gathered in downtown Toronto on Monday morning to celebrate the club's first MLS Cup.
Altidore the hero as Toronto lifts MLS Cup
Toronto FC capped off a historic season by earning Major League Soccer's first treble, lifting MLS Cup after beating the Seattle Sounders 2-0.
MLS 2017: The good, the bad and the ugly
With the 2017 MLS season now in the rearview mirror, Graham Parker recalls the year's unforgettable moments -- and some we wish we could forget.
European giants drawn together in UCL last 16.
Alison Bender and Stewart Robson discuss some of the biggest ties of the UCL last 16 draw as Real Madrid face PSG.
UCL draw: Neymar to haunt Real?
The draw for the Champions League round-of-16 has been made, and there's one clash that stands out as Neymar's PSG take on champions Real Madrid.
Each club's verdict from knockout draw
The business end of the Champions League starts here. The draw for the round-of-16 has been made and there's a bunch of intriguing clashes.
ESPN FC panel's reaction to FIFA World Cup draw.
Dan Thomas and the FC crew believe the top-seeded countries will all be delighted with their matchups at the World Cup.
Work starts now for 32 teams, hosts Russia
Questions remain about controversies associated with Russia but, on Friday at least, the focus was on what we can look forward to next June.
Who has the best World Cup group?
The draw is set and all 32 teams know who they will face in Russia next summer. Here is an in-depth look at each group, as well as predictions as to who will go reach the Round of 16.
#FC100: The world's top soccer players ranked by position
Andrea Pirlo, football's undisputed King of Cool, has officially retired. So who will take over the mantle? We pick four compelling candidates.
You know the kind of player who just divides opinion wherever he goes? Well, ESPN FC has picked out seven of the best.
Cristiano Ronaldo isn't just one of the greatest on the pitch; he's the G.O.A.T. off it, too. Take a trip inside the mad world of CR7's brands.
MLS Rivalry Week is full of contentious clashes. Here are some of the best in unique video game format. Ready ... FIGHT!
The transfer window is over, but here are the biggest completed deals you may have missed from around Europe.
ESPN FC's network of journalists and correspondents have sat down with some of the biggest stars in world football for exclusive interviews this summer.
In November 2016, Brazilian underdogs Chapecoense boarded a plane to play in the game of their lives. Instead, their biggest moment turned into a tragedy no one can forget.
"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" has us buzzing, and it got us thinking: Who are football's rogues and who would they play in the Star Wars universe?
Keep track of all the important upcoming fixtures in the Premier League, Champions League, La Liga, English Football League and more.
Results and scores from the Premier League, Champions League, La Liga, English Football League and more.
Updated tables from the Premier League, Champions League, La Liga, English Football League and more.
New stars replace old in the Premier League. Gabriel Jesus, Paul Pogba and Alexandre Lacazette have been bought at great expense over the past year and are capable of big things.
The new Premier League season is here and, along with several new faces including Alvaro Morata and Alexandre Lacazette, come a fresh batch of new kits.
There's no bigger game than Real Madrid vs. Barcelona. Over the years, some of the world's best have graced El Clasico, scoring some spectacular goals along the way.
Who wields the most influence in the world game, those men and women who have some combination of money, authority and power to shape the sport?
The summer transfer window (open from July 1 to 11 p.m. GMT on Aug. 31) is always a volatile and exciting time for clubs, players, agents and fans alike. Here's what happens.