Roman Abramovich

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 Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich: His libel suit disputes a claim that Vladimir Putin ordered his 2003 acquisition of the football club as well as other allegations. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA

Four Russian billionaires and the country’s state-owned energy giant have filed lawsuits against HarperCollins over a book it published last year abou(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson at Hartlepool’s ground last week. Photo: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

The morning after the Parisian night before, they were doing a spot of maintenance on the Neale Cooper stand at Hartlepool United on Thursday. Victori(...)

Pep Guardiola: After eight consecutive knockout exits as a manager, the Manchester City boss appears to have struck upon a reliable method in the Champions League. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

So what takes precedence here: the football stuff, or the other stuff? Obviously you know about the other stuff. Paris Saint-Germain v Manchester C(...)

Temur Akhmedov was accused of acting as his oil tycoon father’s ‘lieutenant’ in schemes to hide assets from his mother. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty

The son of an oligarch caught up in the world’s largest divorce case has been told to pay £75 million, or more than €85 million, to his(...)

 Real Madrid president Florentino Perez claimed the Super League was being created to save soccer. File photograph: AP

Those of you with a taste for these things will have noted the irony: a competition designed to eliminate promotion and relegation in perpetuity someh(...)

Pep Guardiola greets Tomas Tuchel before the German cup final between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund in 2016. . Of the 13 managers hired by Abramovich, Tuchel is by far the closest in style to Guardiola. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty

Although it would be understandable if Roman Abramovich feels pangs of envy when he watches Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, there is a difference bet(...)

 Thomas Tuchel   has fallen out with bosses at his previous clubs and he knows the demands under Roman Abramovich: qualify for the Champions League before challenging for the title. Photograph: Neil Hall/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

The ink on Thomas Tuchel’s contract was still drying when Chelsea’s manager got down to business. The German had arrived in a whirl, rushing to Londo(...)

Chelsea’s Russian owner Roman Abramovich. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty

Allies of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny have urged Britain to sanction powerful associates of Russian president Vladimir Putin, and announced a(...)

 Thomas Tuchel:  “The structure that I find here is very clear and very easy. There are not many people who make the decisions and I can live with that.” Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/AFP

Thomas Tuchel has dismissed concerns about Chelsea’s history of sacking managers and said he has worked on improving his stubborn streak after falling(...)

 Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi  scores the first goal during the Premier League game against  Chelsea at the King Power stadium. Photograph: Tim Keeton/EPA

Leicester City 2 Chelsea 0 Leicester climbed to the top of the Premier League by skilfully exposing the shortcomings of Chelsea. Frank Lampard was ha(...)

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