Everton midfielder James McCarthy has been ruled out for three weeks.
The champions travel to Merseyside this weekend, and these individual match-ups will go a long way to deciding the outcome.
Former Manchester City star Trevor Sinclair has waded into the Marcus Rashford debate ahead of the derby against Manchester United.
When Russell Slade took over as Charlton manager this summer, he knew that there was quite a job to do.
Owen Coyle remembers the challenge and it is a fair bet that Jack Wilshere remembers it, too. “It caught Jack and it halved him in two, sending him spinning up in the air and back down to the grass,” Coyle says. The Blackburn Rovers manager was in charge of Bolton Wanderers at the time and an 18-year-old Wilshere had arrived from Arsenal for the first loan spell of his career.
After 686 days since his last professional game, the former Swansea City striker Michu finally returned on Thursday evening, but could not prevent Real Oviedo from being knocked out of the Copa Del Rey 4-3 by UCAM Murcia after extra time, despite scoring twice – including a last-minute equaliser.
Landon Donovan has surprised MLS by coming out of retirement to rejoin the LA Galaxy for the rest of the season. The club confirmed the news on Thursday.
First, David Wagner and Aaron Mooy are nominated for Player and Manager of the Month, then Nakhi Wells commits his future. Great day all round.
The Tottenham Hotspur and Wales fullback has found himself very much second favourite to Danny Rose at White Hart Lane recently.
This is another season in which a great amount of midfield talent will be on show, but who makes it into the top five?