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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

Kieran Gibbs is sent-off after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain handled the ball on the line

Chelsea 6 Arsenal 0 match report: Quickfire Samuel Eto’o begins embarrassing rout of Arsenal to maintain lead at the top of the Premier League table

Chelsea start with all guns blazing to stun 10-man rivals on Wenger’s big day

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

Chelsea v Arsenal: Kieran Gibbs wrongly sent-off by Andre Marriner after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain deliberately handballs

Winger should have been shown a red card when Arsenal went 3-0 down but Marriner sent-off Gibbs instead

Scott Dann of Crystal Palace organises the defence during the 3-1 win over West Brom

Newcastle United v Crystal Palace: Premier League match preview

A look into this weekend’s clash between Newcastle and Crystal Palace taking place at St. James' Park

Jesus Navas of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Capital One Cup Final between Manchester City and Sunderland at Wembley Stadium (Getty)

Manchester City v Fulham: Premier League match preview

A look ahead at this weekend’s Barclays Premier League matchup between Manchester City and Fulham at the Etihad Stadium

Arsene Wenger wants to celebrate his 1,000th match in charge of Arsenal with victory over Chelsea

Chelsea v Arsenal team news: Arsenal unchanged from Tottenham win for Arsene Wenger's 1,000th match as Jose Mourinho makes three changes

David Luiz, Nemanja Matic and Andre Schurrle all come in to Chelsea side who are without suspended Ramires and Willian

Arsene Wenger said Manchester City were favourites for the title

Premier League preview: A statistical look at all this weekend's games, including Manchester United v Aston Villa, Crystal Palace v Chelsea, Arsenal v Manchester City, Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur

Providers of the largest online database for detailed football statistics WhoScored.com preview all of the matches in matchround 32 of the Premier League

Hat-trick hero van Persie's night ended disappointingly as he exited the game on a stretcher

Robin van Persie injury: Manchester United striker ruled out for 'four to six weeks' with sprained knee and will miss Tuesday's Manchester derby and Bayern Munich ties

Dutchman was carried off on a stretcher after scoring a hat-trick against Olympiakos to send United through to the Champions League last-eight

George Boyd has been banned for three matches by the FA for spitting at Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart

George Boyd given three-match ban for spitting at Joe Hart during Hull City's defeat to Manchester City

The pair clashed during last weekend's 1-0 defeat with the FA issuing an immediate ban to the Tigers forward

Gedion Zelalem makes a pass during Arsenal's U21 match against Norwich U21s at Carrow Road in November

Player profile: Who is Gedion Zelalem? The midfielder who has just signed his first professional contract with Arsenal

Jack Wilshere and Carl Jenkinson have already given him their praise

Just when it seemed things between Manchester United and Liverpool couldn't get any more heated, Luis Suarez and Patrice Evra entered into a conversation at Anfield that would have huge consequences. The United defender accused the Liverpool striker of racism, and Suarez was consequently found guilty and given an eight-match ban by the FA. Liverpool and the player were furious with the decision, so when Suarez was allowed to return to action, it was somewhat unfortunate it just so happened the fixture was at Old Trafford. With speculation that Evra would refuse Suarez's hand in the pre-match handshakes, the Uruguayan shocked everyone by ignoring the Frenchman. It made for a bitter atmosphere in a match won by United 2-1 thanks to a brace from Wayne Rooney. As the players left the pitch, Evra made things worse by deliberately celebrating the victory in Suarez's face.

Liverpool v Manchester United: The greatest north-west derby encounters

Liverpool travel to Old Trafford in the unusual position of being favourites

Norwich City 1 Stoke City 1 match report: Stoke lose Jonathan Walters but gain what may prove a vital point

Walters struck from the spot for the second week running after John Guidetti was brought down but he was dismissed five minutes later for a dangerous challenge on Alex Tettey

West Brom 0 Manchester United 3: Wayne Rooney stresses performance shows United are a 'good side' despite criticism

Rooney adds 'we'll fight for our shirt and for our place' as he gets on the scoresheet to knock off West Brom

West Brom 0 Manchester United 3 match report: Manchester United stick to the script as Robin Van Persie loses the plot

Pressure eases on David Moyes but West Brom still searching for their first win under Pepe Mel

The Sport Matrix: Thursday 6 March 2014

Late Sturridge goal punishes Denmark

Aaron Ramsey insists he never doubted his own ability after becoming Arsenal's stand-out star this season

Aaron Ramsey to be rewarded for Arsenal form with five-year £100,000-a-week new contract as he returns to full training

Gunners to be handed a double boost on the same day they also announce new deals for Per Mertesacker and Tomas Rosicky

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King Arthur is inspiring Guy Ritchie

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Apple Watch: Will it live up to expectations?

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Don't fear the artichoke

Artichokes are scary - they've got spikes and hairy bits, and British cooks tend to give them a wide berth. But they're an essential and delicious part of Italian cuisine
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Paul Scholes column: Eden Hazard would be my Player of the Year – but I wonder if he has that appetite for goals of Messi or Ronaldo

Paul Scholes column

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Frank Warren: Tyson Fury will be closely watching Wladimir Klitschko... when he wins it'll be time to do a deal

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London Marathon 2015: Kenya's brothers in arms Wilson Kipsang and Dennis Kimetto ready to take on world

Kenya's brothers in arms take on world

Last year Wilson Kipsang had his marathon record taken off him by training partner and friend Dennis Kimetto. They talk about facing off in the London Marathon
Natalie Bennett interview: I've lost track of the last time I saw my Dad but it's not because I refuse to fly

Natalie Bennett interview: I've lost track of the last time I saw my Dad

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Syria conflict: Khorasan return with a fresh influx of fighters awaiting the order to start 'shooting the birds'

Khorasan is back in Syria

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Peter Kay's Car Share: BBC show is the comedian's first TV sitcom in a decade

In the driving seat: Peter Kay

Car Share is the comedian's first TV sitcom in a decade. The programme's co-creator Paul Coleman reveals the challenges of getting the show on the road