A round up of sporting headlines including news from Chelsea, FIFA, Liverpool, Wigan, Arsenal and Manchester United.
DAILY MAIL: Jose Mourinho has hit back at criticism levelled at Chelsea and suggested there were ‘double standards’ at play in the club versus country row to have engulfed the Blues’ season. Also: Coca-Cola has become the first major sponsor of the World Cup to publicly attack FIFA over the way it has handled its botched corruption investigation.
THE GUARDIAN: Brendan Rodgers admitted that he was not immune from the sack after Liverpool slumped to a demoralising 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace. Also: Wigan owner Dave Whelan has pledged to resign if an FA investigation finds him guilty of making discriminatory remarks.
DAILY MIRROR: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says their impressive start reminds him of the season his Real Madrid side clocked up 100 points.
THE INDEPENDENT: ‘I am not that arrogant to think I can’t be sacked,’ says Rodgers after crushing Palace loss. Also: Fifa whistleblower claims she is ‘living in fear’ due to threats made against her children.
DAILY STAR: Arsenal are investigating after red wine was allegedly thrown at the Manchester United bench on Saturday. Also: Arsenal are interested in Basel centre-half Fabian Schar, 22, and could make a move for him in January. Also: Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva, 27, could leave Anfield to join up with former Reds boss Rafa Benitez at Napoli in January.
DAILY EXPRESS: Manchester United and Arsenal are competing for the £12m signature of 20-year-old Hull left-back Andy Robertson, who cost the Tigers just £2.85m from Dundee United in the summer. Also: Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi, 21, dubbed the new “Ronaldo”, is being linked with a £28m summer move to Liverpool or Chelsea.