Trending: Tottenham exit Carabao Cup after West Ham comeback
Thursday's latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC's What's Trending ...
- Questions were raised over the depth of Mauricio Pochettino's squad during the defeat at Wembley, Dan Kilpatrick writes.
- Pochettino has admitted that Tottenham have come crashing back to earth "after a few weeks in the sky."
- Harry Kane is a doubt for Saturday's crunch Premier League match at Manchester United.
WEST HAM: Slaven Bilic believes West Ham's thrilling Carabao Cup fightback can breathe life into their faltering season.
- Danny Drinkwater says the wait for his Chelsea debut was "killing" him after finally making his first appearance for the club.
- Antonio Conte believes Michy Batshuayi is "ready to start" more regularly for Chelsea after the striker helped his side to victory over Everton.
- Youngster Ethan Ampadu scored 8/10 in Mark Worrall's player ratings.
- Unsworth can be proud of his team despite the loss, John Brewin writes.
- Sacked Everton manager Ronald Koeman "had Olivier Giroud in the building" only to see the Arsenal striker change his mind about joining the club.
ARGENTINA: Argentina's ambassador to Russia, Ricardo Lagorio, has moved to reassure fans that next year's World Cup will be safe.
REAL MADRID: Cristiano Ronaldo paid tribute to a young fan who was killed in the Mexico City earthquake last month by meeting his family in Madrid.
- Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has rested key players including Cristiano Ronaldo, Toni Kroos and Sergio Ramos for Thursday evening's Copa del Rey round-of-32 first leg at third-tier Fuenlabrada.
MAN UNITED: Ander Herrera insists he has a "fantastic relationship'' with Jose Mourinho as he called on Manchester United to recover in the Premier League title race against Tottenham.
SERIE A: A passage from Anne Frank's diary was read before Wednesday's Italian league matches as part of a number of initiatives to condemn the acts of anti-Semitism earlier this week by Lazio fans and to keep alive memories of the Holocaust.
- Napoli returned to the top of the table while there were wins for AC Milan and Juventus. Full round-up.
- Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri says his team need to improve if they want to beat AC Milan on Saturday, with the Rossoneri looking to launch their season when they meet at the San Siro.
AS ROMA: Rick Karsdorp faces a further six months on the sidelines after the Serie A club confirmed he had ruptured his cruciate ligaments while making his debut on Wednesday night.
ARSENAL: Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil could be convinced to extend their stays at Arsenal, according to the club's majority shareholder Stan Kroenke.
- Arsenal's smaller shareholders showed an unprecedented level of discontent with the club's board of directors by voting against the re-election of chairman Sir Chips Keswick and board member Josh Kroenke.
LIVERPOOL: Georginio Wijnaldum says he is available for selection after recovering from a knee injury that ruled him out of Sunday's defeat at Tottenham Hotspur.
CRYSTAL PALACE: Julian Speroni says he understands why teammate Pape Souare had his shirt thrown back at him by a fan after the 4-1 Carabao Cup defeat at Bristol City.
BAYERN MUNICH: Bayern Munich needed penalties to see off RB Leipzig in the DFB Pokal second round on Wednesday after the match finished 1-1 after 120 minutes of regular and extra time.
- Jupp Heynckes hailed "an extremely important win" after the success.
- Mats Hummels has criticised RB Leipzig sporting director Ralf Rangnick for trying to influence the referee during Wednesday's DFB Pokal clash by presenting him with footage of a rescinded penalty at half-time.
- Bayern keeper Sven Ulreich was rated 8/10 in Mark Lovell's player ratings.
- The German Football Association has confirmed to ESPN FC it has opened an investigation against FC Magdeburg and Borussia Dortmund for setting off fireworks at Tuesday's DFB Pokal match.
ATLETICO MADRID: Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez admitted his team needed to "work hard to improve" their performances after a Copa del Rey draw with third-tier Elche.
- Fernando Torres was rated 4/10 and Luciano Vietto 2/10 in Joseph Walker's player ratings.
- Yannick Carrasco has remained coy about his future, while praising coach Diego Simeone and the club's passionate fans.
LYON: Bruno Genesio says Memphis Depay has responded positively to being dropped and is now starting to show the true extent of his talent at the Ligue 1 side.
NICE: Mario Balotelli says he dislikes personal criticism even if he is happy to rise above questions over his performance, and said he remains hopeful he will play for Italy again.
- The Vancouver Whitecaps ran roughshod over the San Jose Earthquakes in a 5-0 MLS knockout round playoff win.
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