Despite Wayne Rooney's fine form, Manchester United boss David Moyes says there aren't urgent plans to offer the soccer player a new contract.
Luis Suarez scored in each half as Liverpool won 3-1 at Sunderland, to climb to second place in the table.
Arsenal inched clear at the top of the Premier League on Saturday after Man United crashed at home to West Brom and Man City lost at Aston Villa.
West Bromwich Albion deepened the gloom around new Manchester United manager David Moyes with a sensational 2-1 win at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Chelsea, Man City and Spurs breezed into the League Cup fourth round, while Sunderland began life without Paolo Di Canio by beating Peterborough.
Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger has expressed admiration for Juan Mata, but he was reluctant to reveal the extent of interest in the Chelsea midfielder.
The approaching Premier League season will be defined to a large extent by the ability of the new managers at England's three leading clubs.
England's manager will hope his side can banish the Wayne Rooney transfer sideshow from sports pages by beating Scotland in this week's friendly.
David Moyes will take charge of his first competitive game as Manchester United manager when his new club tackle FA Cup winners Wigan Athletic.
Spain coach has said fatigue would be no excuse for failure in the Confederations Cup final against Brazil after his side edged Italy 7-6.