Fernando Torres's late goal proved decisive as Chelsea staged a second-half recovery to secure a 4-2 win over the recently promoted Reading.
Roberto Di Matteo is determined to translate last season's Champions League and FA Cup double into success in the league.
Mario Balotelli's Manchester City future was in the balance after manager Roberto Mancini admitted his patience with the striker was wearing thin.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson says the Premier League title race will be decided by the outcome of his team's match against Manchester City.
David Luiz's apparent criticism of teammate Frank Lampard this week has done nothing to dispel the view that Chelsea are currently a club in turmoil.
Theo Walcott struck twice as Arsenal staged a remarkable comeback to beat London rivals Tottenham Hotspur 5-2 and reclaim a place in the top four.
Wayne Rooney believes Manchester United's three-goal comeback against Chelsea could prove decisive in the Premier League title race.
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti will decide whether to make a centre-back one of his primary January transfer targets.
Sir Alex Ferguson conceded Manchester United could live to regret their frustrating 2-2 draw against Fulham at Craven Cottage on Sunday.
Arsene Wenger bullishly insisted that Arsenal would take the next step towards a league and European Cup double by beating Liverpool in their Champions League quarterfinal second leg at Anfield on Tuesday. Wenger's side arrive on Merseyside having failed to overcome Rafael Benitez's side in the first leg.
Sir Alex Ferguson on Friday launched a stinging attack on Jose Mourinho in the wake of the Chelsea manager's claims that Manchester United are being favoured by referees during the Premiership title run-in. United manager Ferguson has accused Mourinho of pursuing a calculated strategy to increase pressure on match officials.