WE take a look around the papers for the latest from Aston Villa, Everton, Bolton Wanderers, Charlton Athletic, Rangers, Chelsea, Manchester City, Portsmouth and Reading,
DAILY MIRROR: League One leaders Charlton are set to beat Aston Villa, Everton and Bolton to the signing of winger Gregg Wylde, 20, who has been released from his contract by financially stricken SPL club Rangers. Branislav Ivanovic fired Chelsea to an incredible Champions League victory last night. Also: Premier League chairman Sir Dave Richards brought shame on England last night after accusing FIFA and UEFA of “stealing” the game - hours before falling fully-clothed into a hotel pool.
THE SUN: Branislav Ivanovic’s extra-time winner sent Chelsea through - and completed one of the greatest-ever European comebacks. Also: Carlos Tevez looks set for a Manchester City return at home to Chelsea next week.
DAILY STAR: Premier League hopefuls Reading are set to sign midfielder Hayden Mullins, 32 , from cash-strapped Portsmouth to bolster their promotion hopes.
Chelsea produced one of the all-time great Euro comebacks last night. Also: Dereck Chisora was last night banned from boxing after being stripped of his licence.
DAILY EXPRESS: Chelsea staged one of the great European comebacks by overturning a 3-1 first leg deficit to go through against Napoli last night. Also: Dereck Chisora was yesterday handed an indefinite ban by the British Boxing Board of Control in Cardiff.
DAILY MAIL: Chelsea stormed into the last eight of the Champions League last night and hailed a great European comeback as one of their finest performances. Also: Dereck Chisora was banished from the ring last night as boxing took a stand against the thugs who are threatening the sport’s very existence.
THE GUARDIAN: The Premier League was last night forced to distance itself from its own chairman after an embarrassing rant in which he accused FIFA and UEFA of “stealing” the game from Britain and told his Middle Eastern hosts they had their “heads in the sand” over proposed alcohol restrictions at the Qatar World Cup in 2022. Also: Dereck Chisora has been banned from boxing - at least for “a few years”, according to the British Boxing Board of Control general secretary Robert Smith - for brawling with David Haye in Munich last month.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: Chelsea’s old guard dug deep last night as Branislav Ivanovic scored the winner on a night of classic drama at Stamford Bridge to send the West London club through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Also: Sir Dave Richards has risked poisoning relations with football’s international governing bodies after accusing them of “stealing” football from England.
THE TIMES: Chelsea stormed into the Champions League quarter-finals for the seventh time in nine years last night with a thrilling 4-1 extra-time victory over Napoli. Also: As the British Boxing Board of Control effectively washed its hands of Dereck Chisora, telling him that he is “not a fit and proper person” to hold a licence, the Londoner faced the cameras and struck a defiant note.
THE INDEPENDENT: One of English football’s best known administrators will face pressure to resign this morning after making the extraordinary claims that FIFA and UEFA “stole” the game that “England owned and brought to the rest of the world”. Also: The Chelsea old guard will have to step off the stage at some point but last night they demonstrated that they intend to write at least one more famous chapter in the club’s history - and there will be few European nights at Stamford Bridge quite as glorious as this one.