Meet the maverick owner behind every Russian’s second-favourite team

In the age of the super-club, the Champions League will arrive in rare new territory on Wednesday when Chelsea land in southern Russia. Their opponents are FC Krasnodar, upstarts by anyone’s measure, but this is a club with a uniquely…

Frank Lampard praises ‘imperious’ Chelsea star after Manchester United stalemate

Frank Lampard revealed there wasn’t a ‘beautiful’ feeling inside the Chelsea dressing room after Saturday’s stalemate against Manchester United, but he was encouraged by more signs of defensive improvement from his side. The Blues looked shambolic at the back in…

*Lagos eases curfew by 10 hours (Vanguard)*Lekki shootings: We hid behind barricades to escape, say eyewitnesses (Punch)

Lagos eases curfew by 10 hours (Vanguard) The Lagos State Government has eased the 24-hour curfew imposed in Lagos State to allow movement of persons from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm from Saturday. Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State Governor,…

Mendy ‘shows quality’ as Chelsea frustrated in home draw with Sevilla

Edouard Mendy has established himself as Chelsea’s first-choice goalkeeper after again “showing his quality” in his side’s goalless Champions League draw with Sevilla, says boss Frank Lampard. Mendy, who joined from Rennes in September, produced an excellent save to help…

*Shooting of #EndSARS protesters at Lekki: Army won’t let us through – Emergency workers (Vanguard)*Black Tuesday: 49 killed as protests turn bloody (Punch)

Shooting of #EndSARS protesters at Lekki: Army won’t let us through – Emergency workers (Vanguard) Following shooting of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Toll Gate, with reports of casualties, ambulances and emergency workers that responded to calls were turned back…

Timo Werner warns Chelsea’s defenders after Southampton draw

Timo Werner has warned his Chelsea teammates that they will not win trophies this season if they continue to leak goals following the 3-3 draw with Southampton on Saturday. Frank Lampard’s side were two goals in front in under 30…

Chelsea’s Victor Moses joins Spartak Moscow on loan

Chelsea midfielder Victor Moses has completed a season-long loan move to Russian side Spartak Moscow. Spartak said the loan includes the option to buy. The 29-year-old Nigeria international had spells on loan with Fenerbahce in Turkey and and Italian giants…

Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he rejected deadline day move to West Ham

Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori has revealed why he made a stunning U-turn on transfer deadline day and decided not to join West Ham. The 22-year-old was set to join the Hammers on a season-long loan but decided against the move…

Kai Havertz and Timo Werner speak out after starring in Germany draw against Switzerland

Chelsea summer signings Kai Havertz and Timo Werner both scored and made assists in Germany’s thrilling draw with Switzerland in the Nations League. Switzerland took a 2-0 lead over Joachim Low’s side in Cologne on Tuesday night but goals from…

*Five suspected traffic robbers nabbed in Lagos (Punch)*Lagos implores secondary school students to go into agriculture (Guardian)

Five suspected traffic robbers nabbed in Lagos (Punch) Five suspects have been arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly dispossessing unsuspecting members of the public of their valuables at the Ketu end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.…

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