Theo Walcott has found himself as the jilted party in the passion play with Arsenal and two things have become abundantly clear. First, Walcott will not simply roll back the covers and invite Arsenal back now that things are as they once were; he is in a position to make them sweat. Secondly, it is going to cost them – and in much more than purely emotional terms.
Roberto Mancini says Robin van Persie could be the difference in Manchester United's bid to wrest the title from Manchester City, with the Italian revealing his frustration over failing to sign the striker three months before his August transfer to Old Trafford.
Wilfried Zaha could be the subject of an auction among Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, with all four clubs monitoring the Crystal Palace winger, whose price would be around £10m.
A round-up of news and views relating to Chelsea over the past 24 hours.
Goals from Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland, Liverpool, Newcastle United and Stoke City players feature.
Another gameweek and another midfield hat trick, this time from Theo Walcott. The hectic festive schedule has thrown up plenty of points, and if you pick wisely, this gameweek could give a final hurrah before the FA cup break.
Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool, West Ham and Arsenal players feature.
Sheffield Wednesday, Huddersfield Town, Hull City, Nottingham Forest and Wolverhampton Wanderers all feature.
It has been an up and down year for managers, but bosses at Everton, Newcastle United, as well as former Swansea and Chelsea gaffers deserve to be in the conversation.
One club’s loss is another club’s gain as Leicester City beat Millwall in the race to sign New Zealand striker Chris Wood.