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Statisically, Chelsea’s Diego Costa is fifth-best scoring team in the EPL so far

Press Association   |  September 18, 2014

At 1.81 goals per 90 minutes, in an admittedly small sample, it's nevertheless astonishing that Diego Costa is scoring at a higher rate than all but four of the teams in the Premier League.


Avram Grant: From Chelsea to Thailand

Reuters   |  September 18, 2014

The former Chelsea manager has accepted a position with Thai club BEC Tero Sasana as the organisation's technical director.


Thursday cover: Pique nudges Barca over Apoel in Champions League

Chitrabhanu Kadalayil   |  September 18, 2014

The National's Sport cover for the Thursday, September 18 issue, featuring victorious Barcelona in their Champions League opener.


Wednesday cover: Balotelli and Gerrard breathe relief into Liverpool

Matt Smith   |  September 17, 2014

The National's Sport cover for the Wednesday, September 17 issue, featuring Steven Gerrard converting the penalty to save three points for Liverpool in their Champions League group opener.


The 5 biggest Indian Super League signings

The National Staff   |  September 16, 2014

With the addition of Nicolas Anelka, the startup Indian football league has put together a stable of ageing stars.


Tuesday cover: Arabian Gulf League gets underway

Matt Smith   |  September 16, 2014

The National's Sport cover for the Tuesday, September 16 issue, featuring Baniyas opening up the 2014/15 Arabian Gulf League season with a hard-fought draw against Al Nasr.


For Moyes at United, pre-match ban may have been the chip to break the camel’s back

Press Association   |  September 15, 2014

Rio Ferdinand reveals in his autobiography David Moyes banned his players from eating chips the night before matches, one of the many head-scratching decisions by the Scot during his time in charge at United.


Monday cover: Angel di Maria and Manchester United rediscover swagger

Matt Smith   |  September 15, 2014

The National's Sport cover for the Monday, September 15 issue, featuring Angel Di Maria and a resoundingly victorious Manchester United side.


Sunday cover: No rust on Neymar as double fuels Barca victory

Matt Smith   |  September 14, 2014

The National's SPort cover for the Sunday, September 14 issue, featuring Neymar, who converted twice for goals on Saturday in Barcelona's win over Athletic Bilbao in his return.


Saturday cover: Who’s who in the Arabian Gulf League

Matt Smith   |  September 13, 2014

The National's Sport cover for the Saturday, September 13 issue, featuring John McAuley's extensive breakdown of the players who will determine the course of the 2014/15 AGL season.