Referee Kevin Friend has made no secret of his support for Leicester City. Photograph: Peter Cziborra/Reuters

The Premier League have replaced self-confessed Leicester City fan Kevin Friend with referee Neil Swarbrick for Tottenham Hotspurs’ clash with Stoke C(...)

Georginio Wijnaldum of Newcastle United celebrates scoring his team’s second goal. Photograph: Getty

Newcastle United 2 West Ham United 1 Debutant Jonjo Shelvey could find himself in trouble with the Football Association after helping new club Newcas(...)

Referee Neil Swarbrick has apologised for wrongly sending off West Brom’s Gareth McAuley during his side’s 3-0 loss at Manchester City. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/EPA

Referee Neil Swarbrick has apologised for wrongly sending off West Brom’s Gareth McAuley during his side’s 3-0 loss at Manchester City.McAuley was a v(...)

Manchester City’s  Wilfried Bony celebrates scoring the opening goal. Photograph: Getty Images

Manchester City 3 WBA 0 Referee Neil Swarbrick took the gloss off Manchester City’s return to winning ways as the Premier League suffered yet a(...)

West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis faces his old club Stoke City on the back of last weekend’s FA Cup defeat to Aston Villa. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

SATURDAY (3.0 unless stated)Arsenal (3) v West Ham (10) - Live on SetantaArsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain faces up to a month out with a hamstring in(...)

Nathaniel Chalobah of Reading is tackled by Billy Clarke during his side’s 0-0 FA Cup draw against Bradford City at Valley Parade.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Bradford City 0 Reading 0Bradford and Reading must wait to make history after the two lowest sides left in this season’s FA Cup clattered out a goalle(...)

Tottenham’s Andros Townsend fires a penalty kick past Sheffield United goalkeeper Mark Howard during the first leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final at White Hart Lane. Photograph:  Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur 1 Sheffield United 0On a cold, frantic, often rather fretful night, Tottenham drew enough sting from a room-temperature performance (...)

Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas celebrates scoring his sides second goal of the game against Stoke City   at the Britannia Stadium. Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Stoke City 0 Chelsea 2The portents are promising for Chelsea and ominous for their rivals. This is the fourth time that Chelsea have enjoyed the view (...)

 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(...)

  Tottenham Hotspur’s Younes Kaboul holds back Aston Villa’s Tom Cleverley (left) and Aston Villa’s Ashley Westwood during an exchange of words with match referee Neil Swarbrick   at Villa Park. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

Aston Villa and Tottenham have been charged by the Football Association for failing to “ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashi(...)