Tottenham fans have watched with trepidation as their top-four rivals have strengthened on the transfer market.
Brendan Rodgers's Merseyside team surged to the top of the English Premier League table after beating Londoners Tottenham Hotspur at home.
From match postponements to teams surviving wild winds, bad weather across Britain has affected a series of gruelling English Premier League games.
Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor is finding the net again after a rough patch, returning more mature and in control of his emotions.
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.
Tottenham Hotspur has sent the Premier League title towards Manchester United with a 3-1 win defeat of Manchester City.
Liverpool ended Tottenham Hotspur's 12-match unbeaten Premier League run when a late Steven Gerrard penalty sealed a 3-2 win at Anfield on Sunday.
Gareth Bale stole the spotlight yet again as the Tottenham star inspired his side to a crucial 2-1 win over north London rivals Arsenal on Sunday.
Gareth Bale's fabulous form for Spurs has made him a prime target for big European clubs
Jon Walters scored two headed own goals and missed a late penalty as Chelsea won 4-0 at Stoke City to reclaim third place in the Premier League.
Arsenal exploited a moment of madness from Tottenham's Emmanuel Adebayor to come from behind to beat the Hotspur 5-2.
Arsene Wenger hopes Saturday's derby against Tottenham will prove a catalyst for Arsenal as they bid to get back in touch with the league's top four.
Former Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has been confirmed as the new manager of Tottenham following the shock departure of Harry Redknapp last month.
Tottenham is clinging onto the final Champions League qualification place after losing 2-1 to Norwich in the Premier League.
Tottenham Hotspur and Everton have beaten their quarterfinal opponents in the FA Cup to set up derby clashes with Chelsea and Liverpool respectively.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp believes Fabrice Muamba's recovery means supporters can now enjoy Tuesday's rearranged FA Cup quarterfinal.
Gareth Bale, Tottenham Hotspurs's flying winger, has set his sights on getting the North Londoners back into the Uefa Champions League.