News Boris Berezovsky’s legal battles may have cost him up to £100m

Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky may have left debts of more than £300m when he died in “tragic and mysterious” circumstances, the High Court heard today.

Roberto Di Matteo has considered Arsenal a threat since the start of the season

Roberto Di Matteo refuses to get carried away despite strong start by Chelsea

Roberto Di Matteo has refused to get carried away with Chelsea's start to the Barclays Premier League season, insisting they should be judged after 19 games, not six.

An airing for Russia's dirty laundry

British court case will give an insight into the post-Soviet carve-up, predicts Shaun Walker
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas

Jon West: Cool and confident at Tottenham unveiling... like AVB's bow at Chelsea

Spurs' new training centre is the set-up of a club that wants to go places

Drogba celebrates scoring Chelsea's crucial equaliser during Saturday's Champions League final

Departing Drogba backs Torres to fill the void

Didier Drogba announced his departure from Chelsea yesterday after eight years and 157 goals, and the Ivorian striker said he had faith that Fernando Torres, pictured, would finally step up and fill the void he is leaving.

Leading article: Chelsea... the triumph of the underdog?

Judged one way, Chelsea's win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Saturday might be nothing more edifying than a victory for the deepest pockets. But for all those football fans who love to hate the west London club for being the first of the really big spenders, there is another story to consider. Looked at from a certain angle, in fact, the win at the Allianz stadium was the triumph of the underdog.

We've done it! Chelsea players show their joy on a night of huge celebration

Abramovich realises his great dream

Joy for Russian billionaire who sees his huge investment finally repaid in thrilling circumstances

Leading article: A triumph of the deepest pockets

Whether or not Manchester City win the Premier League today, the club's rise has been spectacular. When Sheikh Mansour took over, the team were languishing. Just four years later, their performance could not be more different. The secret? The £1bn that the Abu Dhabi billionaire has splashed out on players, with no thought for his spiralling losses.

Roberto Di Matteo is the bookmakers' favourite to start next season as the Chelsea manager

Di Matteo could win Champions League and still not get the job

There is no certainty at Chelsea that Roberto Di Matteo will be offered the manager's job in the long term, even if he wins the Champions League final on 19 May having eliminated Barcelona in such dramatic circumstances on Tuesday night.

Roberto Di Matteo is the bookmakers' favourite to start next season as the Chelsea manager

Win the Champions League and Roberto di Matteo still may not get Chelsea job

The 'interim first team coach' knows that the next Chelsea manager could well be the man he beat in that epic semi-final – Pep Guardiola

Two years on, Anglo finally poised to sell Scaw Metals arm

Metals companies are in talks with black empowerment groups over teaming up to bid for the South African steel manufacturing assets of mining giant Anglo American.

Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo enjoys the defeat of Napoli with Didier Drogba

Six days to shape Chelsea's season

Under their interim manager the Blues face key FA Cup and Premier League ties

Fernando Torres who has scored 0.1 goals per game for Chelsea

The trauma of tragic Torres

The Chelsea striker who thinks too much and scores too few may need an analyst's help – and a return to Atletico Madrid where it all began – to find the net

Di Matteo: Restored Torres responded in fantastic style

Roberto Di Matteo's first team selection as Chelsea's interim manager last night was unremarkable in as much as it was the same XI, bar one, that had been fortunate to deny Birmingham City the win at Stamford Bridge in that might have brought the reign of Andre Villas-Boas to an even earlier end.

The Sports Matrix: Tuesday 6 March 2012

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Norway’s ‘The Nordland Line – Minute by Minute, Season by Season’ continues the trend of slow TV
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Jonny Evans has pleaded not guilty to an FA charge for spitting at Papiss Cisse
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Kate Moss will make a cameo appearance in David Walliams' The Boy in the Dress
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Liverpool defender Kolo Toure
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