Didier Drogba has paid tribute to the inspirational way Chelsea team mates Frank Lampard and John Terry helped turn his career around after suffering some difficult times in his early days at Stamford Bridge.
Holders Arsenal won through to the FA Cup last 16 with a hard-fought 3-2 victory at Brighton on Sunday as West Ham and Aston Villa also avoided the embarrassment of becoming the latest Premier League clubs to be knocked out by lower league opposition.
Substitute Diafra Sakho scored late on to help West Ham United beat third tier Bristol City 1-0 in the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday and ensure the Premier League side did not fall foul of another upset.
Barcelona are not concerned about Luis Suarez`s lack of goals in his first few months in Spain and are confident the Uruguay forward will rediscover his scoring touch soon, coach Luis Enrique said on Friday.
Manchester United became the world`s second highest-earning club last season despite a disastrous campaign on the pitch, financial consultants Deloitte revealed in their latest Football Money League published on Thursday.
Tottenham Hotspur`s three-pronged assault on silverware continues on Wednesday when they face third tier Sheffield United in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final at White Hart Lane - their sixth match in 21 days.
Sheffield United are aiming to beat a Premier League side for the fourth time this season when they meet Tottenham Hotspur in their Capital One (League) Cup semi-final on Wednesday and have no intention of going soft on their rivals.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is confident his side can put their recent run of results against Chelsea behind them when they face the Premier League leaders` in the first leg of an English League Cup semi-final at Anfield on Tuesday.