Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal's title hopes are over following their 1-0 defeat against Manchester City.
Michael Carrick scored his first goal for almost two years as Manchester United beat Queens Park Rangers 2-0 after Wayne Rooney had netted the opener at Loftus Road.
Kenny Dalglish hailed the influence of Luis Suarez as Liverpool triumphed 2-0 over Aston Villa on Sunday.
Tottenham will be without Aaron Lennon for Thursday's encounter with Chelsea after he suffered a hamstring tear in the win over Sunderland.
Manchester United are reportedly set to sign Argentina midfielder Nicolas Gaitan for nearly £30 million.
Chelsea are said to be looking to Borussia Dortmund teenager Mario Gotze.
Carlos Tevez's protracted move to AC Milan has run into trouble with the Italian giants demanding that the move be made permanent.
Alan Shearer could be installed as Blackburn's new manager. The former striker led Rovers to the Premier League title in 1995.