Nottingham Forest will take on Leeds United away from home in the Championship on Saturday.
Sunderland have scored just 23 goals in 28 Premier League matches this season.
The Chelsea midfielder has suffered a much harder second half of the season than the first, but it's not a new problem.
The Bhoys last won the Scottish League Cup in 2009 - but have lost two finals since then.
Former Scotland manager Craig Brown believes Rangers have got the next best thing to Walter Smith in Stuart McCall.
Neil Redfearn has suggested that Leeds United's youngsters are going to get first-team acton before the close of the season.
Top faces bottom in the Championship this weekend as Bournemouth host Blackpool at the Goldsands Stadium.
What Aston Villa fans should know about the Atletico Madrid striker said to be on Tim Sherwood's radar.
Chelsea found themselves eliminated from the Champions League on Wednesday, following a 3-3 aggregate draw with French outfit Paris Saint Germain.
Costel Pantilimon has stressed the importance of Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole.
Chelsea are under pressure as they prepare to face Steaua Bucharest after losing to FC Basel at Stamford Bridge.
Manchester United teenage star Adnan Januzaj produced a stunning performance as Manchester United’s Under-21 side defeated Bolton 4-0.
Expect Chelsea prospect Kevin de Bruyne to be the subject of enquiries from Germany in January.