Tottenham will use blood-spinning technique PRP to try to get Jan Vertonghen back to fitness in quick time.
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Injured Everton defender Leighton Baines hopes to be fit to play some part in the busy festive schedule but accepts he is currently playing a waiting game.
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has extended his lead as the Barclays Premier League's top scorer after being awarded a second goal in last weekend's 4-1 win over West Ham.
Matt Prior is unequivocally reassured to have Alastair Cook - destined to be "probably the greatest England cricketer" - in charge for the critical third Ashes Test at the WACA.
Mitchell Johnson is vowing to continue his intimidation of England batsmen, and appears amused by the tourists' plans to fight fire with fire.
Lizzie Armitstead is targeting glory on the track and the road at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Branislav Ivanovic hopes Chelsea's defence can find their mean streak again after gifting goals to the opposition in early December.
England still believe "100 percent" they can win the Ashes from 2-0 down, and are planning to start the series all over again in Perth.
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini hailed an "important" win for his team after they came from behind to beat Bayern Munich 3-2 at the Allianz Arena in the teams' concluding Champions League Group D fixture.
David Moyes has warned his Manchester United players they will have to improve if they are to make further progress in the Champions League.
Manchester City came back from 2-0 down to pull off a remarkable 3-2 victory at Bayern Munich, but it was not quite enough to see the Blues leapfrog their hosts into top spot in Champions League Group D.
Phil Jones' second-half winner brought David Moyes some blessed relief and ensured Manchester United's tortuous week ended with the knowledge they will be guaranteed a seeding for the Champions League knockout-round draw.