Chelsea will hope to finish the job against Tottenham tonight and book their trip to  Wembley
Chelsea will hope to finish the job against Tottenham tonight and book their trip to Wembley

This evening sees Tottenham face Chelsea in the second leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final, West Ham host Norwich in the Premier League and an El Clasico showdown in Saudi Arabia. 

We preview those games, turn the spotlight on struggling Newcastle and round up all the latest transfer news.

Tottenham vs Chelsea

Spurs have it all to do in this second-leg clash having lost 2-0 at Stamford Bridge a week ago. 

That defeat, followed by an unconvincing victory over Morecambe in the FA Cup last weekend, has left many thinking manager Antonio Conte will be a busy man this month. 

We look at the areas of the squad the Spurs boss needs to strengthen.

Read more: Conte set to strengthen stalling Spurs

West Ham vs Norwich

Two teams with very different aspirations collide in this rearranged Premier League fixture as fifth-placed West Ham host a Canaries side in the midst of a relegation dogfight.

After hitting a sticky patch, the Hammers look to be firing on all cylinders again with three straight victories in all competitions.

Much of that has been down to a rejuvenated Manuel Lanzini, who has netted three goals in his last two games.

Read more: Lanzini strikes keeping the Irons hot

Newcastle’s nightmare

Kieran Trippier had a debut to forget as Newcastle lost to Cambridge
Kieran Trippier had a debut to forget as Newcastle lost to Cambridge

The Toon were expecting to celebrate kicking off a new era last weekend having secured their first signing of the January transfer window in Kieran Trippier.

But a shock 1-0 defeat to League One Cambridge, which sent Newcastle crashing out of the FA Cup on Trippier’s debut, shows just how big a job Eddie Howe has on his hands to keep the Magpies in the Premier League.

We take a closer look at which areas of Newcastle’s squad must be improved to avoid the dreaded drop.

Read more: Toon must use their Ed to turn fortunes around

El Clasico

Excitement is building for the second El Clasico of the season as Barcelona face bitter rivals Real Madrid in the Supercopa de Espana semi-final.

With the Blaugrana still well off the pace in LaLiga, Xavi will see the competition as an opportunity to secure his first silverware as Barca boss.

Read more: Xavi eyeing first trophy as Barca boss

Transfer Talk

Arsenal are reportedly ready to make their move for Fiorentina star Dusan Vlahovic
Arsenal are reportedly ready to make their move for Fiorentina star Dusan Vlahovic

The January transfer window is in full swing with plenty of Premier League clubs already bringing in a host of new faces.

Our daily transfer column rounds up all the latest gossip and whispers as several big names continue to be linked with moves. 

Today's file leads on reports that Arsenal are ready to swoop for Dusan Vlahovic — but the Fiorentina striker's desire to play Champions League football could see them miss out.

Read more: Gunners shot down in Vlahovic pursuit

While high-profile moves are usually more common in the summer, there are many instances of clubs paying over the odds in January.

We take a look at the current record signings plying their trade for the Premier League's 20 clubs, many of which could be broken before the window slams shut at the end of the month. 

Read more: Check out each Premier League club's record signing

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