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Di Maria way ahead of Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez and Chelsea's Diego Costa, according to SportsDirect.com

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Jose Mourinho has promised to play Riben Loftus-Cheek next season

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is hugely talented, charismatic - and fatally flawed

THE LAST WORD: The Special One saw his Chelsea side knocked out of the Champions League by PSG in midweek

Memphis Depay
Manuel Pellegrini

Manuel Pellegrini: Manchester City players will never surround referees like Chelsea

City boss says his team is 'not prepared' to win that way

Chelsea players hound referee Bjorn Kuipers

Danny Higginbotham: Surrounding a referee to secure a decision is pretty dumb – a quiet word works far better

As captain at Stoke, after the coin toss I might say, 'Keep an eye on their No 4 at corners, ref'

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho

Chelsea vs Southampton: Premier League match preview

A chance for The Blues to tighten their grip on the league title

Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho: Combative Chelsea manager hits back at 'frustrated' Sky Sports pundits Graeme Souness and Jamie Carragher

Carragher has 'forgotten everything he did on the pitch,' says Chelsea boss

Paul Scholes column: Chelsea went too far in the way they tried to pressurise the referee against PSG

In his exclusive column for The Independent, Paul Scholes reflects on Chelsea's Champions League exit, fears Louis van Gaal's system at Manchester United is not right for the players he has and finds himself agreeing with Arsene Wenger over Mesut Ozil

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal

Premier League statistical preview, including Manchester United vs Tottenham; Burnley vs Manchester City; Chelsea vs Southampton

WhoScored.com, who offer the largest online database for detailed football statistics, preview the top matches the Premier League this weekend

Zlatan Ibrahimovic goes off after being shown a red card
Thiago Silva celebrates his goal to dump Chelsea out of the Champions League
Yohan Cabaye (second from right) clashes with Diego Costa

John Terry defends Chelsea team-mates branded as 'pathetic' and 'like babies' after PSG antics

Chelsea captain says 'it's part of the game'

Dani Alves

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No postcode? No vote

Floating voters

How living on a houseboat meant I didn't officially 'exist'
Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin

By Reason of Insanity

Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin
Power dressing is back – but no shoulderpads!

Power dressing is back

But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
Spanish stone-age cave paintings 'under threat' after being re-opened to the public

Spanish stone-age cave paintings in Altamira 'under threat'

Caves were re-opened to the public
'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'

Vince Cable interview

'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'
Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor