Mark Hughes called conceding an early goal to Chelsea "the worst-case scenario" as his Stoke side lost 2-0 on Monday Night Football.
Jose Mourinho says his Chelsea players were "amazing" after they beat Stoke 2-0 to go three points clear of Man City.
Former PFA chairman Clarke Carlisle has suffered serious injuries after being hit by a lorry.
Napoli goalkeeper Rafael was the hero as his side claimed a 6-5 victory on penalties over Juventus in the Italian Super Cup.
Newcastle defender Jonas Gutierrez has returned to action for the U21s side after recovering from testicular cancer.
Liverpool remain a work in progress but are showing signs of last season's form, says Jamie Carragher.
Liverpool and Arsenal can forget about winning trophies until they learn how to stop the opposition, says Gary Neville.
Team news for Tuesday's Scottish Championship clash between Cowdenbeath and Hearts at Central Park.
Adam Rooney and Northern Ireland international Niall McGinn are among four Aberdeen players to sign contract extensions.
Leicester defender Danny Simpson is confident they can improve their poor form and remain in the Premier League.
Northampton will allow loanee Jordan Archer to return to parent club Tottenham next month.
Coventry have been given Christmas Day off by manager Steven Pressley - in the hope they deliver him a late present.
Bundesliga strugglers Borussia Dortmund have agreed to sign Slovenia international Kevin Kampl in January.
Burnley manager Sean Dyche has no concerns about Danny Ings' future at Turf Moor, insisting he is going nowhere.
Cardiff have agreed to sell Norwegian midfielder Mats Daehli to Freiburg in January.
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Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston has issued a statement apologising for any offence caused by comments he made.
Aston Villa have appealed Gabby Agbonlahor's red card against Manchester United on Saturday.
Aly Cissokho is remaining coy on his future at Aston Villa, following interest from Tottenham and Napoli.
Chelsea will be top of the Premier League table on Christmas Day after beating Stoke 2-0 at the Britannia Stadium.
How Chelsea showed at Stoke that they have the toughness as well as the quality to triumph.