Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring from a free kick during the Capital One Cup Semi-Final Second Leg match between Sheffield United and Tottenham Hotspur at Bramall Lane. Photograph Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Sheffield United 2-2 Tottenham HotspurThis time it was one step too far for Nigel Clough and the Sheffield United players who have established themse(...)

 Arsenal unveil new signing Gabriel at London Colney. Photograph Stuart MacFarlane/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s protracted move for Gabriel Paulista has been completed, with the Brazilian defender arriving in a deal which will see Joel Campbell complet(...)

Chelsea’s Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa pressures Liverpool’s German midfielder Emre Can during the English League Cup semi-final second leg football match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge . Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP

Diego Costa has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association following his clash with Emre Can in Chelsea’s Capital One Cup semi-fina(...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s manager Mauricio Pochettino: his experiences in the Copa Libertadores mean he is not unduly worried by a trip to face Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters

Sitting in the pristine environment of Tottenham’s training ground, where everything is clean and serenely quiet, Mauricio Pochettino goes through the(...)

 Samuel Eto’o in action for Everton against Newcastle United at St James’ Park.  He had been in and out of the side as Roberto Martinez’s team struggled for form. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty s

Samuel Eto’o has completed his move from Everton to Sampdoria, signing a two-and-a-half-year deal.The 33-year-old striker joined the Toffees on a free(...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s Michel Vorm Goalkeeper Michel Vorm has the complete trust of the Tottenham squad and manager. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Goalkeeper Michel Vorm has the complete trust of the Tottenham squad and manager Mauricio Pochettino sees no reason to drop the Dutchman for Wednesday(...)

Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli will stay and fight for his place. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has again insisted Mario Balotelli does have a future at Anfield and expects him to fight for his place.The striker’(...)

Fiorentina’s Juan Cuadrado in action against AS Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi during the Italian Serie A soccer match between AC Fiorentina and AS Roma. Photograph: Maurizio Degl’ Innocenti

Fiorentina president Andrea Della Valle is hopeful that Chelsea target Juan Guillermo Cuadrado will not leave the Serie A club in January.The Colombia(...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho congratulates  Bradford City boss Phil Parkinson  after the League one side won the  FA Cup fourth-round tie at Stamford Bridge. Photograph:  Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Jose Mourinho was “ashamed” by Chelsea’s “unacceptable” FA Cup fourth-round exit, but praised Bradford for their giant-killing act in a 4-2 win at Sta(...)

Liverpool’s Jordan Rossiter could be in the starting line-up in S\turday’s FA Cup tie with Bolton. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard could be rested for the FA Cup fourth round visit of Bolton on Saturday after featuring in the club’s mid-week League(...)