Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic is shown a red card by referee Martin Atkinson after the controversial incident at Stafmord Bridge. Photo: Tony O’Brien/Reuters

Nemanja Matic is resigned to missing Sunday’s League One Cup final despite Chelsea’s decision to lodge an appeal with the English FA against his send(...)

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 (...)

Diego Costa has been banned for three matches by the English FA after being found guilty of violent conduct. (Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire)

Diego Costa has been banned for three matches after the Chelsea striker was found guilty of violent conduct.The Football Association has announced tha(...)

Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic rises above the Liverpool defence to head home a goal in extra-time of the Capital One Cup semi-final at Stamford Bridge. Photograph:   Nick Potts/PA

Chelsea 1 Liverpool 0 (Chelsea win 2-1 on agg)There was a point here when the heat of the battle was becoming so intolerably high the two managers had(...)

 Tomas Rosicky  scores Arsenal’s third goal against Brighton during the FA Cup fourth-round  match at the AMEX Stadium in Brighton. Photograph: Gerry Penny/EPA

Brighton 2 Arsenal 3The FA Cup produced another boisterous, thrilling, ultimately quite frantic fourth round tie at the Amex Stadium where Arsenal man(...)

Liverpool’s Martin Skrtel  celebrates scoring his late equaliser with team-mate Adam Lallana  during the  Premier League  match against Arsenal  at Anfield. Photograph:  Peter Powell/EPA

Liverpool 2 Arsenal 2Liverpool left “a scar in the heart” of Arsène Wenger on his last visit to Anfield and inflicted more pain on Arsenal courtesy of(...)

Sheffield United’s Marc McNulty is mobbed by team mates after he scored the winner in the Blades’ 1-0 victory over Southamption at Bramhall Lane

Sheffield United 1 Southampton 0Sheffield United reached their second semi-final in a matter of months after once again belying their league status ag(...)

 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(...)

 Christian Benteke of Aston Villa celebrates scoring the winner against Crystal Palace  at Selhurst Park. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Crystal Palace 0 Aston Villa 1How Paul Lambert and Aston Villa needed this, a first victory in 10 and a first goal for Christian Benteke since March. (...)

  Sergio Agüero of Manchester City is closed down by Marouane Fellaini (centre) and  Antonio Valencia of Manchester United   at Etihad Stadium on Sunday. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Marcos Rojo may be out for less time than feared with a dislocated shoulder after the defender’s father reportedly said his son would miss only two o(...)