Sport Jose Mourinho gestures on the touchline during the Capital One Cup quarter-final match at Pride Park

A look ahead to the festive fixture at Stamford Bridge

Andy Carroll celebrates after scoring for West Ham at Upton Park on Saturday

West Ham 2 Leicester City 0: Andy Carroll puts Hammers in mood for festive spell

The 2-0 victory over Leicester City pushed them closer to the top three

West Ham 2 Leicester 0: Sam Allardyce determined to 'enjoy the moment' after best Hammers start in nearly three decades

West Ham are in their highest position at Christmas since 1985

Christian Benteke, Joleon Lescott and Harry Kane

Premier League live: Latest score and updates - Radamel Falcao scores for Manchester United, David Silva sees City home, Charlie Austin hat-trick

The rest of the day's action features Hull v Swansea, QPR v West Brom. Southampton v Everton and West Ham v Leicester

Xherdan Shaqiri, Morgan Schneiderlin, Andros Townsend and Stephan El Shaawary

Transfer talk: Arsenal lead race for Xherdan Shaqiri, Spurs fears over Morgan Schneiderlin, Radamel Falcao's Manchester United future

Transfer talk: A look at the latest news, gossip and rumours on Saturday 20 December

Winston Reid vs Wes Morgan: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between West Ham and Leicester

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' players ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at Upton Park

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal

Premier League fixtures selected for TV: Manchester United nearly ignored in latest picks

Louis van Gaal's side's recent upward curve not backed up by TV picks from Sky Sports and BT Sport

Sam Allardyce makes a gesture on the touchline on Saturday

West Ham vs Leicester City: Premier League match preview

West Ham greet bottom-of-the-table Leicester at the Boleyn Ground

Andy Carroll (left) and Carl Jenkinson
Kevin Nolan remonstrates with Phil Dowd after he awards Sunderland a penalty

Sunderland vs West Ham match report: Sam Allardyce angry but Gus Poyet at wit’s end

Sunderland 1 West Ham 1: Jordi Gomez scored after referee Phil Dowd awarded a controversial penalty but England midfielder soon pulled Hammers level

Alexis Sanchez, Papiss Cisse, Arsene Wenger and Alan Pardew

Arsenal vs Newcastle live: Latest score and updates as Olivier Giroud gives Gunners the lead, with wins for Chelsea and Manchester City

Follow all the action with Burnley v Southampton, Crystal Palace v Stoke, Sunderland v West Ham and West Brom v Aston Villa completing the day's matches

Premier League: Sunderland vs West Ham match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at the Stadium of Light

Andy Carroll is old school, but that doesn’t make what the West Ham striker does wrong

Talking Football: Andy Carroll and Peter Crouch are condemned by perception of their playing style, rather than their actual ability

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Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there