The Premier League may have a dearth of English managers, but one coach in Spain is proving that you be highly regarded despite never playing.
Arsenal's heavy defeat to Manchester City proved one thing: The Gunners have to spend in January to ensure they remain top of the table.
On the 14th December 2012 what were the stories that dominated the football landscape? Including Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool.
After another outstanding display from Manchester City, Vincent Ralph asks if the Blues are set for a sustained period of domestic dominance.
Laurent Koscielny looks set to miss the Chelsea game - and no timescale has been put on his recovery.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was reportedly looking at Julian Draxler, linked with Arsenal and Chelsea, or Mohamad Salah, linked with Spurs this week.
Gareth Bale has been speaking about the help Luka Modric has provided for him this season at Real Madrid.
Ibrahim Afellay is back in training for Barcelona after a thigh injury. Should Manchester United gamble on him?
A brief look at all the sides, their odds and outlining their chances of winning UEFA's second competition in Turin in May - who all pose a risk to Tottenham Hotspur's chances of lifting the trophy.
Newcastle United and Southampton drew 1-1 this afternoon.