Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has conceded a win against Tottenham in the Premier League will all but secure a top four finish for his club.
Despite making his first appearance since January in England's 1-0 win over Denmark, Gary Cahill was full of praise for the the display given by Ashley Cole having struggled to find a place in the Chelsea side.
Steven Caulker, Jermain Defoe, Luke Shaw, Raheem Sterling and Andros Townsend have been included in Roy Hodgson's 30-player England squad, but Andy Carroll and Adam Johnson were overlooked.
Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan tells FIFA.com about his love of Sheffield Wednesday, discusses his FIFA World Cup memories and reveals who he thinks will win the forthcoming FIFA Ballon d'Or and Brazil 2014.
Jose Mourinho has called on his Chelsea reserves to prove their worth as the Blues continue their hectic December schedule with trips to Sunderland in the League Cup quarter-finals followed by a visit to Arsenal in the league.
We look ahead to another week of birthdays around the footballing globe, and this week we feature three star names who could feature at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil in Alexis Sanchez, Ashley Cole and Mats Hummels.