Andros Townsend scores  England’s equaliser past Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon during the friendly international     at the Juventus Stadium  in Turin. Photograph: Claudio Villa/Getty Images

Italy 1 England 1As Gary Lineker volunteered a few minutes in, let’s hope Harry Kane can come out of this scoring slump. England’s new striker found i(...)

Loic Remy’s second half strike saw Chelsea extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to eight points. Photograph: Afp

They got there in the end but Chelsea were made to exert themselves to maintain their dominant position in the Premier League title race after Thibau(...)

Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian defender David Luiz (scores his team’s first goal at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Getty Images

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 Eden Hazard scores Chelsea’s winner against West Ham United at  the Boleyn Ground in London. Photo: Clive Rose/Getty Images

  West Ham Utd 0 Chelsea 1 If Chelsea do indeed hoist their third Premier League title under José Mourinho’s stewardship in May then(...)

Didier Drogba, John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic celebrate Chelsea’s League Cup final win over Spurs. Photograph: PA

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Paris Saint-Germain’s striker  Edinson Cavani  celebrates with  team-mate  Blaise Matuidi after scoring a goal during the  Champions League match  at the Parc des Princes  in Paris. Photograph:  Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images

PSG 1 Chelsea 1For Chelsea, there was a measure of satisfaction but maybe a hint of exasperation too. They had struck first, courtesy of another new e(...)

 Branislav Ivanovic celebrates with his team mates after scoring Chelsea’s winner in their 2-1 win over Aston Villa at Villa Park. (Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images)

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Manager Jose Mourinho of Chelsea a a press conference at Cobham Training Ground. Photograph:  Clive Rose/Getty Images

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Loic Remy celebrates putting Chelsea 1-0 up agsinst Manchester City at Stamford Bridge. (Photograph: EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA)

Chelsea 1 Manchester City 1Under siege Chelsea retained a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League after repelling Manchester City at Stamford(...)

Daniel Sturridge is expected to return to the Liverpool team for the first time since August for their Premier League meeting with West Ham at Anfield. Photograph:   Alex Livesey/Getty Images

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