Reports suggest Gareth Bale is poised to commit his immediate future to Tottenham Hotspur after agreeing improved terms of an estimated £150,000 per week to remain at White Hart Lane despite the club's failure to reach the Champions League. The deal is expected to include a release clause for bids over £50m that can be triggered at the end of next season.
Second-half goals from Erik Lamela and Harry Kane sent Tottenham into the quarter-finals of the League Cup at the expense of Championship side Brighton.
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has hinted that he is ready to drop Vito Mannone and offer Costel Pantilimon an opportunity to shine.
QPR defender Rio Ferdinand has been suspended for three matches and fined £25,000 by the Football Association for comments he made on Twitter.
Manchester City suffered their second defeat in only five days as Newcastle went to the Etihad on Wednesday evening in the Capital One Cup and dominated their fourth round encounter and deservedly dumped the current trophy holders out of the competition.
Harry Redknapp provided a team news update on Thursday ahead of Saturdays’ trip to Stamford Bridge with the Hoops expecting to retain the same squad which took three points in the victory over Aston Villa at Loftus Road on Monday Night Football.
Opportunities for goalkeeper Alex McCarthy have been limited since the summer signing arrived from Reading in August but the reserve stopper was afforded his first Premier League start against Liverpool in game week eight with Rob Green side-lined because of illness.
Wayne Rooney has been declared fully fit for the upcoming Manchester Derby this weekend following rumors earlier this week that he might miss the big match.
Theo Walcott's return to the starting line-up will likely be put off for another week with Arsenal in desperate need of three points against Burnley.
For the second time in less than a week, Stoke City fell to Southampton with this one seeing the Potters eliminated from the Capital One Cup 3-2.
Bournemouth scored a shock win over West Brom to put them into the quarter finals of that competition for the first time ever.
Lukasz Fabianski has continued his impressive season for Swansea and helped them keep a clean sheet over the weekend.