Jack Pitt-Brooke

Jack Pitt-Brooke is a sports writer for The Independent.

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Chelsea 2 Tottenham 0 player ratings: John Terry and Diego Costa score but who was the Capital One Cup final's man of the match?

Chelsea won their first piece of silverware since Jose Mourinho's return

Arsène Wenger watches the painful defeat to Monaco

Arsenal vs Everton: Arsene Wenger eager to banish trauma of Monaco defeat

Wenger said the Gunners have 'massive games' in front of them

Christian Eriksen in action for Tottenham

Chelsea vs Tottenham - Capital One Cup final: Christian Eriksen will embrace the expectation at Wembley

Danish playmaker has excelled for Spurs this season

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino looks on from the touchline

Chelsea vs Tottenham - Capital One Cup final: Mauricio Pochettino will not lose any sleep over deciding final side

Pochettino may leave it until Sunday morning to name his team

Arsène Wenger watches the painful defeat to Monaco

Wenger stays positive after enduring video nasty

Wenger watched the Monaco game back on Thursday and said it was difficult to see his team play so poorly

Jack Wilshere was pictured holding a shisha pipe in a London nightclub – his third such public indiscretion

Jack Wilshere injury: Arsenal midfielder will have more surgery on ankle and is set to miss next three games

England midfielder has not played since late November

Alexis Sanchez

Dimitar Berbatov: I would have loved to have played for Arsenal, says former Manchester United and Tottenham striker

Arsenal play the 'purest form of football,' according to the Monaco striker

Arsène Wenger (centre) with new signings Mark Hateley (left) and Glenn Hoddle (right) soon after his arrival as Monaco coach in 1987

Arsenal vs Monaco: Monaco - the making of Gunners' manager Arsene Wenger

The rigorous preparation, special diets and man-management were all there, Jack Pitt-Brooke learns from his former players

Arsenal vs Monaco: Arsene Wenger can take winning habit into Monaco challenge in the Champions League

The sides meet at the Emirates on Wednesday night

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The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
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UK's Major Tum to blast off on a spice odyssey

Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
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‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
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Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
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His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
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Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
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Shay Given: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful'

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