From the Back Pages, November 13: Chelsea still paying Di Matteo £130,000 a week despite sacking manager last year

From the back pages
From the back pages

Roberto Di Matteo is still being paid £130,000 a week by Chelsea despite being sacked 12 months ago. The Italian was unable to reach a settlement with owner Roman Abramovich on his three-year deal when he was fired six months after winning the Champions League as interim boss. (Daily Mail)

West Bromwich Albion players to wear Mickey Mouse ears for next match with Chelsea. (The Telegraph)

SIMON MIGNOLET has been handed a rare start for Belgium in the upcoming games against Colombia and Japan and is hoping to take advantage of the opportunity to push his case for the first-choice role, currently occupied by Chelsea’s on-loan stopper Thibault Courtois. (The Express)

The Manchester United duo Danny Welbeck and Michael Carrick have withdrawn from the England squad because of injury, the Football Association has confirmed. (The Guardian)

Hatred for Manchester United has driven team on after difficult start to the season, reveals Phil Jones. (The Independent)

Matt Prior has tweeted a picture to give England cricket fans hope ahead of the upcoming Ashes series Down Under. (The Mirror)

England could be without Manu Tuilagi for the RBS Six Nations Championship after the Leicester centre was forced to undergo surgery on a torn pectoral muscle. (The Times)