Roman Abramovich's 1,000th game as Chelsea owner ended in a draw against a Spurs side led by one of the key figures in his reign. As well as employing Jose Mourinho twice, here are ten more hits and misses for the man at the helm.
Supporters and clubs have spoken of their shock after Papa Bouba Diop, the defender and midfielder nicknamed "The Wardrobe" for his towering presence, was announced to have died at the age of 42 following a lengthy illness.
Fans have slammed the chief executive of an English football club after his wife flaunted her new car on Instagram, criticizing him after Bournemouth asked for government help to pay staff during their time in the Premier League.
Investigators probing the death of Diego Maradona have searched the home and office of the late star’s physician as they consider the possibility the Argentine icon died as a result of involuntary manslaughter.
Lionel Messi paid a fitting, emotional tribute to Diego Maradona four days after the legendary striker's death, scoring a sublime goal for Barcelona before peeling off his top to reveal the shirt of another club both stars loved.
Fans have derided Mara Gomez's inclusion in top-flight women's football in Argentina as "embarrassing" and "unfair", reacting after the first transgender player in Argentina announced she had been cleared to debut for her club.
Former Netherlands winger Royston Drenthe has opened up on his brief spell in the "broken city" of Vladikavkaz, revealing that he was lured to Russia by club bosses who paid visits to his clothing store after he left Real Madrid.
In a year full of rancor and accusations of empty pre-match gestures, New Zealand's rugby union team have united viewers worldwide with a touching Maradona tribute – although their generosity to rivals Argentina ended there.