Antonio Conte has suggested the most immediate legacy of José Mourinho’s second spell as Chelsea manager was the mental scarring from which his players are still recovering as they prepare to welcome back the Portuguese to Stamford Bridge.
Ronald Koeman described it as the game of Maarten Stekelenburg’s life but the occasion passed without ceremony at Everton. “Phil [Jagielka] said thank you but I am still waiting for dinner,” the Holland goalkeeper says, though he will not pursue an invitation. Repaying his manager’s faith is sufficient reward.
Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil has been in fine form this season.
Brandon Krieg and Ed Robinson walked away from high finance to launch Stash, which aims to make investing accessible.
Credit Suisse has paid €110m (£98m) to settle allegations by Italian prosecutors that it helped clients divert undisclosed funds to offshore bank accounts.
The rise of anti-China sentiment echoed this election cycle led the Blackstone CEO to launch a Rhodes Scholars-like program.
Britain’s public finances suffered a shock setback in September after a collapse in corporation tax receipts to the lowest level since 2009 widened the deficit to £10.6bn.
Michael Gove has become the latest senior Conservative to criticise the governor of the Bank of England, accusing Mark Carney of being intolerant of criticism and lacking in humility.
Fulham have taken Martin on a loan deal with a view to a permanent signing.
Mark Lawrenson is backing West Ham United to beat Sunderland 2-1.
The new Champions Cup season needed an energetic lift-off and Glasgow delivered splendidly on the opening night at the expense of a lacklustre Leicester. Never have the Tigers felt the cold draught of northern exposure quite so keenly, conceding the most points in their 20-year European history to leave themselves in danger of an early exit from a hugely competitive Pool One.
Wrigley Field is not your standard modern American sports facility, even though little could be more American than having your stadium named after a manufacturer of chewing gum.
BT Sport has announced the addition of Michael Vaughan and Kevin Pietersen to their punditry team for the Australia v South Africa Test series next month. The two former England Test captains are joined by Graeme Swann, the former Australia captain Ricky Ponting, the BBC commentator Alison Mitchell and Radio 1’s Greg James as the anchor.