Brendan Rodgers, the Liverpool manager, is concerned his side do not have the depth to deal with the Daniel Sturridge's lay-off after a shock 3-1 defeat at the hands of Hull City.
Sometimes it's easy to forget that Andre Villas-Boas is 36.
Arsenal goalscorer Jack Wilshere concedes his side need to regroup if they are to make sure of their qualification from a highly competitive Champions League Group F.
Samuel Eto'o scored twice as Chelsea took another step towards a place in the knockout stages.
Andy Murray is cautiously optimistic that he will be fit to start 2014 at the Australian Open, but will only make the journey to Melbourne if he thinks he is fit enough to win it.