Five pieces to enliven your day -- Aug. 22

Posted by Roger Bennett

Chelsea spoiled for choice
With new signing Oscar pressing for a place, Roberto Di Matteo is positively slobbering at his selection possibilities ahead of this afternoon's clash with mighty Reading.

Next to place his bum on the Manchester United Bench? Wayne Rooney
The Mail examines Manchester United's wealth of attacking options and suggests if Wayne Rooney keeps playing such lackluster football, he may lose his place in the team.

Money Can't Buy You Love
Paris Saint-Germain is the Manchester City of France. Only, after splashing the cash, victories have not been forthcoming. Jonathan Wilson describes the club's deficiencies. Can all the money in the world make a difference in a season that "is likely to be a slog against massed defences"?

20 years at Fever Pitch
Nick Hornby wrote the definitive football novel, "Fever Pitch," 20 years ago. English football has been transformed by the Premier League "revolution." Here, he cleans his hands of all responsibility: "People say my book sold football to the middle classes. I disagree."

Chelsea's latest crush
Chelsea fans will remember Napoli's Edinson as the man who scored a Champions League goal against them last season. The team is rumored to be mulling a $55 million bid. A fine excuse to savor all of his strikes from last year, set to piano music. High-octane stuff.

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