Manchester City and Manchester United could be forgiven for not paying that much attention to the league table this weekend.
Manchester United have regained the top spot in the Deloitte rich list from Real Madrid with record revenue of £515.3m for the 2015-16 season.
Chelsea have announced a net loss of £70.6m for the financial year ending 30 June 2016, with the deficit born of the Premier League leaders’ decision to buy out their existing kit deal with Adidas and the compensation paid to José Mourinho following his sacking last December.
In a hostile, combustible derby at Gigg Lane on Monday, Bury bumped up against a bigger and stronger Bolton Wanderers side whose 2-0 win lifted them to second in League One after last season’s traumas of relegation and administration.
Premier League clubs generated a record income of almost £3.4bn last year, with 14 of the 20 clubs making a profit, the Guardian’s analysis of their most recently published accounts has revealed.