Referee Lee Mason has withdrawn from his matchday duties for Sunday's Premier League match between Sheffield United and Liverpool following Saturday’s controversial West Brom win over Brighton. Brighton defender Lewis Dunk scored a quick free-kick in the first half, which Mason disallowed before changing his mind and awarding the goal.
Roy Hodgson has been dealt another injury blow this week, with Nathaniel Clyne joining the lengthy list of unavailable Crystal Palace players. Wilfried Zaha continues to step up his recovery from a hamstring injury but is still training alone, while Jeffrey Schlupp is tentatively returning to training this week. Neither will be fit for the visit of Fulham, however.
Tottenham talisman Harry Kane is "thinking about leaving every day", claims former Spurs player Danny Murphy. Kane has once again been leading Spurs from the front this season, scoring 20 goals across all competitions, despite the club finding consistent results hard to come by under Jose Mourinho. From leading the Premier League in mid-December, a run of five defeats in six has seen Spurs drop to ninth, leaving a return to the Champions League a tall order.