From the Back Pages, September 22: Former boss Gullit lays into Chelsea boss over dropping of Mata

From the back pages
From the back pages

Former Chelsea manager Ruud Gullit has warned Jose Mourinho he is starting a war he cannot win by his treatment of fan favourite Juan Mata - just as he did at the Bernabeu when he was the coach of Real Madrid. (Daily Mail)

JON OBI MIKEL ended his Chelsea goal drought to give Jose Mourinho a hard-fought 2-0 win over Fulham to return the Blues to the top of the Premier League and start to alleviate talk of a crisis at Stamford Bridge this evening. (Express)

Before the game, all the talk was of Liverpool winning the title. At the final whistle, there was only jeers. Dejan Lovren’s header might have wrecked the Reds’ unbeaten start to the season, but it was the manner of the defeat that really punctured the inflated air of optimism hanging around Anfield. (The Mirror)

Manchester United manager David Moyes says his first impression of Wayne Rooney on arriving at Old Trafford was that the striker had “gone soft”. (The Telegraph)

West Ham 2 Everton 3 match report: Leighton Baines and Ravel Morrison entertain Roy Hodgson while Romelu Lukaku steals the show. (The Independent)

Samit Patel inspired Notts Outlaws to win the Yorkshire Bank 40 final at Lord’s as they beat Glamorgan by 87 runs to end their 22-year wait for a limited-overs trophy. (The Times)

David Haye has pulled out of his heavyweight showdown with Tyson Fury in the MEN Arena in Manchester next Saturday – although the physical evidence of a deep cut along the Londoner’s left eyebrow may just sooth the frustrations of the 20,000 fans who had sold out the venue inside 24 hours. (The Guardian)