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mataThe Tuesday papers in the UK are all covering the story that Manchester United are willing to smash their transfer record to sign midfielder Juan Mata from Chelsea.

Chelsea have an unhappy player in Mata, while David Moyes and Manchester United are desperate to sign a big name. So paying over the odds for the Spanish playmaker is something that United are reportedly willing to do.

The deal would be a great piece of business for Mourinho and Chelsea. I am sure they would have preferred to sell Mata overseas, but if they can get £40m for Mata, that gives them a very positive figure for this transfer window, something that cannot be overlooked with Financial Fair Play.


JackWilshereThe pressure was on Arsenal on Monday night after title rivals Chelsea and Manchester City had both won over the weekend.

And Arsene Wenger will be happy with his teams response as the Gunners swept back to the top of the English Premier League as two goals in the space of 60 seconds clinched a 2-1 win at Aston Villa.

England midfielder Jack Wilshere opened the scoring in the 34th minute with a cool finish from Nacho Monreal’s pass.

And the Gunners struck again less than one minute later when France striker Olivier Giroud showed great technique to control Wilshere’s pass and fire past Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan for his 12th goal of the season.


SamAllardyceIn the FA Cup at the weekend, West Ham boss Sam Allardyce played his U21 side against Nottingham Forest so that his players would be well rested for Wednesday’s League Cup semi-final tie with Manchester City.

That moved backfired when Forest put five past West Ham, so there was pressure on the West Ham players to respond and play well against City. Well that didn’t work as Man City ripped Big Sam’s side to shreds, beating them 6-0 and if was not for Hammers goalkeeper Adrian it could have been 10.


Santi CazorlaArsenal are through to the FA Cup fourth round after beating North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 on Saturday.

A terrific Santi Cazorla shot put the Gunners ahead in the 31st minute and then Tomas Rosicky wrapped up the win when he dispossessed Danny Rose on the halfway line before coolly beating Hugo Lloris, to seal a convincing win.

It was not a good day for either of last season’s FA Cup finalists. Holders Wigan‘s defense of the cup began in uncertain fashion as they were held to a 3-3 draw by Milton Keynes Dons.


FBL-ENG-PR-CHELSEA-EVERTONThe phone must be ringing off the hook tonight of Juan Mata’s agent after Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho told the World Cup winner that he can leave Chelsea after his furious reaction to today’s 53rd minute substitution at St Mary’s.

Mata ignored Mourinho when he walked off the pitch at Southampton and then slammed a seat in the visiting team dug out as he vented his frustrations.

His replacement Oscar, who was booked for diving, then made two and scored one in Chelsea’s comprehensive 3-0 victory.


RomanAbramovichChelsea have announced that for the financial year ending June 30, 2013, that the Europa League champions made a loss of £49.4 million, but despite that they managed to satisfy UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations.

Despite not progressing out of the Champions League group stages, Chelsea announced a record turnover of £255.8 million. Chelsea revenue growth was furled by a 19% rise in commercial income from £67 million to £79.6 million.


Arsenal Theo Walcott ShirtIn one of those victories that can define a season, Arsenal left it very late to beat Cardiff 2-0 at the Emirates to hold onto their position at the top of the Premier League.

For 87 minutes Cardiff has denied and frustrated Arsenal but in the 88th minute forgotten striker Nicklas Bendtner popped up to put away a rebound and give Arsenal the lead. Theo Walcott made the points safe in injury time as Arsenal maintained their one point lead over Manchester City.


ChelseaGoalsIf yesterday was a good day for Manchester, then today was an even better day for London as Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs all picked up important wins.

Arsenal’s 1-0 win at Newcastle meant that the Gunners will begin 2014 at the top of the Premier League. return to the top of the Premier League table.

Oliver Giroud’s first goal since 23 November was enough to give Arsenal all three points and move them a point ahead of second placed Man City. This was a plucky defensive performance by Arsenal, who needed some good saves from Wojciech Szczesny to preserve the win.


Thibaut-CourtoisTwo of the most wanted players in Spain are Atletico Madrid duo Diego Costa and Koke, and Chelsea have been told to take their pick as Atletico want to make the loan deal for goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

According to Tom Hopkinson in the Sunday People, Chelsea have told Atletico that Courtois will not be returning for a fourth season and that he will be staying at Stamford Bridge after next summer’s World Cup finals.

That has prompted Atletico to see if they can strike a permanent deal for the hugely talented youngster by using £20million-rated Costa as bait.


Emirates_NightJose Mourinho had a game plan against Arsenal to flood the midfield with bodies to stop Arsenal’s tiki-taka style of play. The plan worked, as his tactics drove any creativity out of the game as Chelsea missed a chance to go top of the Premier League with a 0-0 draw at the Emirates.

The result left Chelsea second in the table, behind leaders Liverpool on goal difference while Arsenal dropped to fourth.

This was the second time that Mourinho has applied these tactics in a big game this season. The first time was in another dour 0-0 at Old Trafford early in the season.