Arsene Wenger insists there is no ulterior motive to starting Alexis Sanchez in minor competitions rather than the Premier League.
The pick of the football rumours from Thursday's newspapers, with Chelsea and Everton linked with a move for Edinson Cavani.
A round-up of Wednesday's Carabao Cup action and news of the fourth-round draw as the Premier League's big guns prevailed.
Mark Sampson has been sacked as England Women's manager due to "inappropriate and unacceptable behaviour".
Check out all of our available betting tips and previews of the forthcoming sporting action.
A look at how the Sporting Life recommended bets have performed.
12/1 Sunderland can spring a Carabao Cup upset on Wednesday night, says our Andy Schooler.