From the Back Pages, October 5: ‘It’s one thing to play for Everton, another to play for Chelsea’

From the back pages
From the back pages

Jose Mourinho has made the surprising admission that his squad is not strong enough to dominate the Premier League like his side did back in 2004-05 when he first took over at Stamford Bridge, despite letting Romelu Lukaku leave on for Everton. (The Independent)

The timing of the Qatar World Cup will not be resolved until next year at the earliest after Fifa’s executive committee agreed to set up a commission to look at the feasibility of moving the controversial tournament to winter. (The Times)

The Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has reiterated his stance against smoking after being photographed with a cigarette and receiving a stern warning from Arsène Wenger. (The Guardian)

Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani says Luis Suarez is holding out for a move to Real Madrid and was not keen on a switch to Arsenal. Suarez returned to action for Liverpool last weekend and scored a brace against Sunderland in his first Premier League game since he bit Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic and served a subsequent ten-game ban. (Daily Mail)

David Beckham has admitted that a big part of him has questioned whether he was right to retire from professional football but that he has been too busy over the past four months to dwell on the decision. (The Telegraph)

ALAN PARDEW fears he could be the Premier League’s next managerial casualty if Newcastle lose heavily at Cardiff. (The Express)

Lewis Hamilton gave fans a glimmer of hope Sebastian Vettel’s domination will end in Mokpo as he topped both practice sessions on Friday, writes Byron Young in Mokpo. (The Mirror)