Joshua King celebrates scoring his third and Blackburn’s fourth during their 4-1 FA Cup fifth round rout of Stoke City. (Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images)

Blackburn Rovers 4 Stoke City 1Ten-man Stoke suffered FA Cup embarrassment at Ewood Park as they were torn apart 4-1 by a second-string Blackburn side(...)

Daniel Sturridge is expected to return to the Liverpool team for the first time since August for their Premier League meeting with West Ham at Anfield. Photograph:   Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Hull (18) v Newcastle (11), 12.45pm - Live BT Sports 1 Hull should welcome back strikers Nikica Jelavic and Abel Hernandez. The duo (...)

Cesc Fabregas of Chelsea questions a decision from referee Anthony Taylor during the  Premier League match against  Southampton at St Mary’s. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Jose Mourinho claims there is a “clear campaign” against Chelsea and labelled the booking handed out to Cesc Fabregas for a supposed dive against Sout(...)

 Sadio Mane of Southampton scores the opening goal during the  Premier League match against Chelsea at St Mary’s Stadium. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Southampton 1 Chelsea 1When the full story of the 2014-15 Premier League title comes to be told, this may be one of the occasions Chelsea look back up(...)

 Diego Costa of Chelsea is expected to start against Newcastle United.  Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Saturday, December 6thHull (17) v West Brom (16) Striker Abel Hernandez returns to the Hull squad after missing two matches for the birth of his child(...)

 Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho on the sidelines of the Premier League  game at Anfield. Photograph:  Peter Powell/EPA

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was disappointed his side were not given what he described as a “clear penalty” in their 2-1 Premier League defeat (...)

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew  and assistant manager John Carver celebrates their team’s Premier League victory  against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters

Tottenham Hotspur 1 Newcastle United 2Alan Pardew had wanted an impact from his substitutes but even the Newcastle United manager could not have scrip(...)

 Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could return from a thigh injury to play some part in the Merseyside derby on Saturday. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Arsenal (4) v Tottenham (9) Arsenal expect to have midfielder Mathieu Flamini back from a dead leg. Defenders Kieran Gibbs and Per Merte(...)

Steven Gerrard celebrates with tea-mate Raheem Sterling after scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot against  West Ham United. Photograph:Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Sometimes the ugly wins are the most beautiful ones. Brendan Rodgers’ philosophy is always to play the right way, with style and panache, and h(...)

West Ham United’s goalkeeper Adrian concedes a penalty with this challenge on Liverpool’s Jon Flanagan. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

West Ham 1 Liverpool 2 Not for the first time this season, Liverpool(...)