From the Back Pages, April 27: Boring Chelsea? No, Arsenal’s 10 years without a title is boring, slams Jose Mourinho

From the back pages
From the back pages

Jose Mourinho rammed Arsenal supporters’ taunts back down their throats by claiming: “They are bored of not winning the title.” (The Mirror)

Thierry Henry has launched a scathing attack on the quality of the Arsenal team, saying they will never win the league with Olivier Giroud as their main striker and record-signing Mesut Ozil needs to do more in big games. (The Telegraph)

Oscar off to hospital with ‘possible concussion’ after sickening clash with Arsenal’s David Ospina. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal 0 Chelsea 0: It must have been music to José Mourinho’s ears. As chants of “Boring, boring Chelsea” filled the Emirates Stadium, Mourinho and his players celebrated their latest step towards the Barclays Premier League title, which will be theirs if they can beat Leicester City on Wednesday and Crystal Palace next Sunday. (The Times)

No sign of that grim reaper who stalked David Moyes behind the Manchester United dug-out a year ago but his spirit lurked within this place. Louis van Gaal might have the aura and the fewer defeats which insulate him against what defeat to Everton brought for Moyes: the sack, within 48 hours. But he was outdone by Roberto Martinez: outthought and unsmarted by a game of classic counter-attacking football. (The Independent)

CHELSEA have dominated this year’s PFA Premier League Team of the Year, making up six of the starting 11. (The Express)

England can move on to Barbados in good heart. The win in Grenada, sparked by an inspired Jimmy Anderson on the final morning, came at a time when most people were expecting the match to drift to a soporific end. The best cricketers are those who can elevate their game to a different level when the call comes and Anderson had the force with him. It turned the game on its head and the belief in the players, which is strong, rose visibly with it. (The Guardian)