Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt has revealed his frustration at the number of games he has played this season and said he could be forced to leave the club if he does not feature on a more regular basis next season.
Manchester United legend Steve Bruce has hailed the impressive recent form of defender Johnny Evans and believes the experience of Sir Alex Ferguson's side should give them the edge during the title run in.
Liverpool legend Alan Hansen believes Fabrice Muamba's Bolton Wanderers team-mates will strgugle to focus on anything that involves playing football after the midfielder suffered a cardiac arrest during Saturday's FA Cup tie at Tottenham.
Manchester United never wanted to appear in the Europa League but once they parachuted into the tournament in the last-32 Sir Alex Ferguson remained adamant they would treat the trophy like any other competition.
Old foes and familiar spirits await Chelsea in the next stage of the Champions League, but England's only remaining representative in European competition will be hoping to avoid rampant representatives from Spain and Germany when the quarter-final draw is announced in Switzerland on Friday.