After approximately a month on the sidelines, Rafael Da Silva returned to the Manchester United starting line-up for the Capital One Cup match against Liverpool.
A number of mistakes ended up costing Aston Villa points at the Etihad as they lost 3-2 to Manchester City.
Boaz Myhill and West Brom surprised Liverpool at the Hawthorns as the keeper made five saves and kept a clean sheet in the nil-nil draw.
QPR's hopes of avoiding relegation from the Premier League were hit as Charlie Austin missed a penalty as they could only draw at home against West Ham.
It wasn't a scintillating match but Simon Mignolet made a key save on James Morrison when it counted to keep Liverpool even in the nil-nil draw at the Hawthorns.
Swansea City received a huge performance from Nelson Oliveira as they became the latest club to beat up on Newcastle United with a 2-3 win at St. James' Park.
Charlie Adam scored another great goal to equalize an early Sunderland goal and seal the final score between Stoke City and Sunderland at 1-1.
Connor Wickham scored in the first minute but Sunderland were dominated for the rest of the match and dropped into the relegation zone after having to settle for a 1-1 draw.
Jamie Vardy scrambled a winner to lift Leicester out of the Premier League relegation zone just seconds after bottom club Burnley missed a penalty.
Newcastle United dropped their seventh straight, losing at home to Swansea City 2-3.
Chelsea may have to rely on veteran striker Didier Drogba for the upcoming Premier League matches against Arsenal at the Emirates on Sunday plus the midweek trip to the King Power if the latest reports are to be believed.
Graziano Pelle was sharp for Southampton today, scoring twice, but the Saints would allow Tottenham to erase two leads as the battle for fifth place ended in a 2-2 draw.