Domestic football returns, and while we thoroughly enjoyed the World Cup, nothing beats the thrills and spills of the Premier League. But, before the resumption of the footballing calendar on Boxing Day, we have several topflight teams in Carabao Cup action.
Ben Dinnery covers the key talking points from the previous month in an extended Daily Roundup. Strap yourself in because the second half of the season promises to be one helluva ride…
Mikel Arteta’s side suffers a second major setback with Reiss Nelson joining Gabriel Jesus in the Arsenal treatment room, although the Gunners boss did offer an encouraging update on Takehiro Tomiyasu and Oleksandr Zinchenko.
Spurs’ injury problems look to be easing following the return of Ben Davies and Emerson Royal to full training, but Richarlison is hamstrung once again and won’t feature until next month.
Graham Potter hopes his squad can come through this week without any further issues, as Chelsea have up to nine players at risk of missing the game week seventeen clash against Bournemouth.
Meanwhile, Newcastle go one better with ten first-team members flagged ahead of Tuesday’s cup tie, and Eddie Howe was giving nothing away at his pre-match press conference.
Watch the full 10 minute roundup or jump to one of the fixtures below: