The England striker has scored two goals in two games
The Gunners are yet to land one of their prime targets
Real Madrid win 5-3 on aggregate
Galatasaray win 4-3 on aggregate
Manchester United manager was furious with linesman who failed to award a penalty
Manchester United manager was furious after match against Tottenham
Rarely do professional footballers make public statements that zigzag anywhere near political engagement - so the appearance of West Ham's Matt Jarvis on the cover of Britain's best-selling gay magazine, Attitude, and his attempt to address homophobia, one of the beautiful game's last remaining stigmas (in 21 years of the Premier League not one footballer has come out), is to be welcomed. Here we select five other pros who have used their profile to political effect.
24 April: Barcelona 2-2 Chelsea (agg 2-3); Champions League semi-final second leg
Chelsea midfielder set to start tonight after being left out of team for Stoke and Arsenal
Roberto Di Matteo today challenged Chelsea to prove they could “move on” from the Didier Drogba era in tomorrow's clash at Arsenal.
When Andre Villas-Boas studies the West Bromwich Albion team sheet today, he will be only too aware that there is one player itching to prove a point to him. Romelu Lukaku.
Shinji Kagawa scored his first goal for Manchester United as the Red Devils picked up the Chevrolet China Cup after a 1-0 victory over Shanghai Shenhua.
No goals for 150 days, then two in 17 minutes. Even London bus passengers do not experience periods of drought and plenty to the extremes Fernando Torres has since joining Chelsea 14 months ago.
Birmingham City 0 Chelsea 2
Roman Abramovich told Chelsea's playing squad what he expected of them in a private meeting at the club's training ground yesterday just minutes after he had personally sacked Andre Villas-Boas, who finally paid the price for the team's desperate run of form.
Fan's view: If Rafa is appointed, he may be reshaping the team to a half-empty Bridge