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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

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini is alleged to have spat at Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta

Marouane Fellaini alleged to have spat at Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta after Manchester United midfielder was booked for elbow

The Football Association has confirmed it is looking into claims the Belgian spat at Zabaleta after the pair clashed in United's 3-0 derby defeat

Jack Wilshere

Jack Wilshere injury: Arsenal midfielder steps up recovery but refuses to set a comeback date from broken foot

Wilshere's midfield team-mate Aaron Ramsey is likely to return before the 22-year-old but Arsenal are hopeful Wilshere will be available for the final matches of the season

Ross Barkley silenced the Newcastle home fans after 22 minutes

Premier League: Fulham v Everton match preview

A look ahead to Sunday’s Premier League fixture at Craven Cottage

Bacary Sagna: Arsene Wenger dismisses 'illegal' Manchester City approach and remains confident of keeping Arsenal defender

Wenger explained that City can't have offered Sagna a three-year contract as a move cannot be negotiated until May, but believes they can tie down the Frenchman's future

Arsenal v Manchester City: Arsene Wenger 'disappointed' by recent form but admits side can still top the Premier League table

Wenger feels that Arsenal can still challenge for the title and can draw on positives from the 6-3 defeat to City earlier in the season to get a result when they visit the Emirates

Kieran Gibbs is wrongly shown a red card by referee Andre Marriner

Referee Andre Marriner admits Kieran Gibbs red card blunder 'knocked him for six'

Marriner mistakenly sent off Kieran Gibbs instead of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain during Arsenal's humbling 6-0 defeat to Chelsea

Steven Gerrard celebrates with Jordan Henderson after opening the scoring

Brendan Rodgers says 'we are Liverpool' and can handle the pressure as Reds move second in Premier League table with victory over Sunderland

Rodgers believes his side has proved doubters wrong by not tailing off in the race for the Premier League title

Mohamed Diamé is fouled by Hull keeper Allan McGregor, who was sent off

West Ham 2 Hull 1: Hull await news on Allan McGregor after goalkeeper suffers kidney damage during controversial sending-off

McGregor collided with Mohamed Diame in the first half and McGregor was shown a straight red card as he was helped from the pitch, despite a clear handball before the clash

Wayne Rooneyis set to feature for Manchester United against rivals Manchester City

Premier League preview: A statistical look at this week's games - Arsenal v Swansea City; Manchester United v Manchester City; Newcastle United v Everton; West Ham United v Hull City and Liverpool v Sunderland

Providers of the largest online database for detailed football statistics WhoScored.com preview all of the midweek matches in the Premier League

Brendan Rodgers has led a revival in Liverpool fortunes

Liverpool v Sunderland: Brendan Rodgers insists 'we have the strength of character' to win the Premier League title

Rodgers claims that Liverpool have the same mental strength of previous title-winning sides to maintain their challenge until the end of the season

Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring his second penalty in the 3-0 win over Manchester United

Liverpool v Sunderland: Steven Gerrard told to be 'more cautious' with midfielder one yellow card away from two-game ban

Gerrard will be forced to miss two-matches if he picks up another yellow card before April 13 due to the 10-booking suspension

Roberto Martinez believes Alan Pardew will have been hurt by his ban for head-butting David Meyler more than his Newcastle team

Newcastle United v Everton: Premier League preview

A look ahead to the midweek Premier League fixture at The Sports Direct Arena

David Moyes manager of Manchester United (L) and Manuel Pellegrini manager of Manchester City

Manchester United v Manchester City: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to the midweek Premier League fixture at Old Trafford

Arsenal hope to have Kieran Gibbs available against Swansea City

Arsenal v Swansea: Arsene Wenger confirms Laurent Koscielny ruled out but hopes to have both Kieran Gibbs and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Gibbs was mistakenly sent off by referee Andre Marriner during the 6-0 defeat to Chelsea which Wenger has labelled 'a nightmare'

Arsene Wenger gestures from the dugout at Stamford Bridge during Arsenal's 6-0 defeat to Chelsea

Premier League: Arsenal v Swansea match preview

A look ahead to Tuesday’s Premier League fixture at Emirates Stadium

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