From the back pages, August 19: ’José Mourinho knows they like me and how happy they are that I’m back’

José Mourinho’s long anticipated return to the Premier League was preceded by a rare visit from Roman Abramovich to the home dressing room to address the players as Chelsea presented a united front after all the discord and rancour of last season. (The Guardian)

Sunday, 18th August 2013, 9:37 pm
From the back pages

Jose Mourinho swept triumphantly back into the limelight at Stamford Bridge and immediately paid tribute to owner Roman Abramovich for a pre-match pep talk that he claims has united Chelsea’s first-team squad. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal will have to pay £25million to bring Swansea forward Michu to the club as Arsene Wenger reportedly prepares to unravel his Plan B in the transfer market. (The Independent)

Arsene Wenger: I am working 24 hours a day to sign new players for Arsenal. Arsene Wenger forced to mount defiant defence of Arsenal’s transfer policy after side suffers disastrous start to season. (The Telegraph)

ROBERTO SOLDADO scored on his debut to seal an opening day win for Tottenham against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park this afternoon. (The Express)

The uncapped duo of Simon Kerrigan and Chris Woakes have been added to the England squad for the final Ashes Test, which starts at the Oval on Wednesday. (The Times)

Great Britain’s baton blunders have returned to haunt them as the men’s 4x100 metres relay team have been disqualified from the World Championships final, losing what would have been bronze medals. (The Mirror)