With Thiago Alcantara headed to Bayern Munich Manchester United must come up with an alternative transfer strategy for their midfield.
Demba Ba's goal gave Chelsea a 1-0 win over Steaua Bucharest that ensured the Blues finish top of the table in Champions League Group E.
James Milner inspired a superb Manchester City comeback to end Bayern Munich's record run of 10 consecutive Champions League wins.
Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen and defender Danny Rose are available for Thursday's Europa League game against Anzhi Makhachkala after overcoming their respective ankle and toe injuries.
Michel Vorm missed yesterday's match against Hull City with the reappearance of a long-standing knee injury. Now the player and the club will have to decide if surgery is needed, and if so, when to schedule Vorm's absence.
Jordan Henderson is a doubt for the weekend's match against Spurs with an ankle knock. He was wearing a brace yesterday, and is waiting to learn the severity of the injury.
Crystal Palace captain Mile Jedinak has praised the impact of Tony Pulis since his appointment as manager last month.
David Silva is available for Manchester City's final Champions League group game against Bayern Munich.
Tottenham fear defender Jan Vertonghen could be ruled out of the entire Christmas fixture list.
Danny Graham finally scored his first Premier League goal for Hull City, giving the Tigers a 0-1 lead at Liberty Stadium, but the Swans leveled the match in the second half and the Monday night battle would end in a 1-1 final.
Steven Gerrard will miss four to six weeks with a hamstring injury he picked up during Liverpool's win against West Ham this weekend.
Arsenal and Everton shared the points at The Emirates after two late goals from Mesut Ozil and Gerard Deulofeu.