Antonio Conte has warned that Chelsea remain a work in progress, despite an impressive burst of form that has left them a point off the top of the Premier League, and the manager is waiting until the new year before judging whether his team can mount a prolonged challenge.
Gone are the days when a manager could stride into his dressing room, say “Lads, it’s Tottenham” and leave the room satisfied that his message had been delivered. That was Sir Alex Ferguson’s way of motivating his players at Manchester United before games against the north London club, back when a streak of self-destructiveness threatened to undermine Spurs at every turn.
November can be a bit depressing. With the clocks having gone back, dusk starts descending in the afternoon, the mornings get steadily darker too and Christmas dominates the retail agenda to a surely unhealthy extent. If you are Arsène Wenger it is also a worrying time. During a tenure spanning two decades as Arsenal manager, November has consistently proved the cruellest month for the Frenchman.
Chelsea have been linked with a shock move for Newcastle's Jamaal Lascelles.
At first, the idea was simply to stop the bleeding. Three-nil down at half-time against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium a little over five weeks ago, Antonio Conte switched to a back three.
Britain’s fund managers have written to the top 350 public companies telling them to publish how much their chief executives make compared with the average employee and to justify the amounts paid out each year.
Mark Carney could announce a decision about his future as governor of the Bank of England as soon as Thursday, amid a barrage of criticism from Eurosceptic MPs about his approach to Brexit. It is understood that the governor is considering making an announcement on Thursday at a press conference for the Bank’s third-quarter inflation report, given the speculation about his future.
Crystal Palace lost 4-2 to Liverpool at Selhurst Park yesterday.
Everton won against West Ham United in the Premier League on Sunday.
Nottingham Forest lost against Reading in the Championship on Saturday.
Zac Goldsmith has resigned as a Conservative MP over the government’s decision to back a third runway at Heathrow airport, describing it as the “most polluting, most disruptive, most expensive option”.
The Department of Justice could delay a fine on Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse and Barclays past the U.S. election, Sky News reported, citing a source.