Earlier this year, during his ill-fated campaign to become mayor of London, Zac Goldsmith was interviewed at an event celebrating India’s Bollywood cinema.
Antonio Conte had done a sterling job in fudging his responses to questions about his team’s role in the title race but there was the merest hint of a mask slipping when it was put to him that Sir Alex Ferguson, quoted last week, had not included Chelsea in his five-strong list of Premier League contenders.
Pep Guardiola was full of praise for Sergio Agüero after the striker scored twice and set up another in Manchester City’s 4-0 rout of West Bromwich Albion, ending the manager’s longest winless sequence in the most convincing fashion.
David Moyes has pledged to keep doing what he does after Sunderland’s latest setback ensured they plunged to a record-equalling nadir. Two goals apiece from Alexis Sánchez and Olivier Giroud in a 4-1 home defeat against Arsenal left Moyes’s bottom‑placed team with two points.
Antonio Conte had never heard of N’Golo Kanté until his rise to prominence with Leicester City last season, but now he believes the Chelsea player is “a complete midfielder”.
The Liverpool midfielder has been in impressive form this season.
Tottenham Hotspur drew 1-1 with the Premier League champions on Saturday.
As we near Halloween night, there is a growing sense of foreboding about the economy’s prospects next year, even among Brexiters. The one word that is having a chilling effect – stagflation – is best known from its 1970s incarnation, when it wrought havoc throughout the land.
Everton host West Ham at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon.
Birmingham City host Aston Villa in the Championship this afternoon.