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The Russian oligarch has raised Chelsea from also-rans into a perenially successful powerhouse - Mark Critchley analyses his time at the helm

Daniel Sturridge congratulates Jordan Henderson after the midfielder's goal

Liverpool title challenge: Jordan Henderson warns Reds to take each game one at a time - starting with Manchester City

Liverpool welcome title favourites City to Anfield this weekend with the knowledge that victory would put them in the driving seat for a first Premier League title in 24 years

Steven Gerard makes no mistake from the spot

West Ham 1 Liverpool 2 match report: Steven Gerrard stays cool in chaos to keep Liverpool in control

Referee Anthony Taylor has questionable day with the whistle but Gerrard sets-up a mouth-watering tie with Manchester City next week

Steven Naismith celebrates his goal

Everton 3 Arsenal 0: Steven Naismith admits 'It would mean everything to finish in top four' after stunning victory over Gunners

Everton close gap to fourth to a single point after superb win at Goodison Park

Everton 3 Arsenal 0 match report: Arsene Wenger the professor is outsmarted by wily Roberto Martinez

Woeful Arsenal concede more ground in race for Europe as Everton know top-four fate now lies in their own hands

Juan Mata celebrates scoring for Manchester United in the 4-0 win over Newcastle

Newcastle 0 Manchester United 4: Juan Mata challenges United to bring their away form home to Old Trafford

Spanish midfielder masterminded the four-goal win at St James' Park and feels that they must improve their form at home

Frank Lampard celebrates after scoring the rebound from his saved penalty

Chelsea 3 Stoke City 0 match report: Lampard keeps Chelsea's ‘impossible dream' of title alive

Jose Mourinho might have given up on the League title but Chelsea return to the top of the table thanks to an outstanding display from their long-serving midfielder

Cardiff City 0 Crystal Palace 3 match report: Jason Puncheon has Palace punching their way out of trouble

Joe Ledley struck in-between a Puncheon double that gives Palace crucial back-to-back victories

Newcastle United 0 Manchester United 4 match report: Juan Mata and David Moyes rev up for Bayern Munich

Manchester United and under-fire manager buoyed ahead of Euro clash as midfielder leads 4-0 rout of Newcastle

Hugo Rodallega celebrates scoring the winning goal against Aston Villa

Aston Villa 1 Fulham 2 match report: Hugo Rodallega makes good on his promise to give Fulham lasting hope

Kieran Richardson gave Fulham the lead before a Grant Holt equaliser set-up substitute Rodallega to net the winner

Manchester City 4 Southampton 1 match report: City gallop on after David Silva’s lucky escape

Two goals for home side on stroke of half-time after disputed decisions leave Pochettino fuming

Curtis Davies knows ‘they all count’ after his bizarre goal for Hull City last night

Hull City v Swansea: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this weekend’s Premier League fixture at KC Stadium

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Aston Villa v Fulham: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this weekend’s Premier League fixture at Villa Park

Newcastle United v Manchester United: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this weekend’s Premier League fixture at St James’ Park

Cardiff manager insists the situation between Cardiff and Malky Mackay is not his concern

Cardiff City v Crystal Palace: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this weekend’s Premier League fixture at Cardiff City Stadium

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Everton v Arsenal: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this weekend’s Premier League fixture at Goodison Park

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Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
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How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
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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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Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders
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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
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

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
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

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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You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

Beige to the future

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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Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

More delicate on the palate, milder, fresh cheeses can also be kinder to the waistline
Aston Villa vs Liverpool: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful,' says veteran Shay Given

Shay Given: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful'

The Villa keeper has been overlooked for a long time and has unhappy memories of the national stadium – but he is savouring his chance to play at Wembley
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