Sheffield Wednesday will have to wait until January to discover whether they can extend Connor Wickham's loan or sign him on permanent terms.
Arsenal will host bitter rivals Tottenham in the pick of FA Cup third round action following the draw on Sunday evening.
Tottenham came from behind at the Stadium of Light to record a tight 2-1 victory over basement club Sunderland and continue their revival.
Bottom-placed Sunderland will continue their fight for survival when they welcome Tottenham Hotspur to the Stadium of Light.
Chelsea ended up on the right side of a seven-goal thriller at the Stadium of Light on Wednesday night, with Eden Hazard scoring twice.
Chelsea will be without the Brazilian duo of David Luiz and Oscar when they travel to the Stadium of Light to face Sunderland on Wednesday.
Fabio Borini went closest to finding the back of the net as it finished goalless between Aston Villa and Sunderland in a game of few chances.
Bottom-placed Sunderland are on their way to Villa Park for a league encounter against inconsistent Aston Villa on Saturday.
Fabio Borini's agent Marco De Marchi wants to ensure his client receives more game time so that he can make Italy's 2014 World Cup squad.
Charlie Adam and Steven Nzonzi scored the goals to give Stoke City a first win in nine matches as they beat 10-man Sunderland 2-0.
Former Chelsea team-mates Mark Hughes and Gus Poyet go head to head as managers when Stoke play host to Sunderland on Saturday.
Sunderland recorded a shock 1-0 win against Manchester City to boost their hopes of Premier League survival and dent City's title bid.
Sunderland will be looking to maintain their 100% home record under Gus Poyet on Sunday, but face a mammoth task in doing so against City.
Vito Mannone has set his sights on a regular spot in Sunderland's lineup after a solid performance in their 2-1 win over Southampton.
- Sunderland 2-1 Southampton
- Hull City 1-0 Sunderland
- Hull v Sunderland
- League Cup Round 5 draw
- Sunderland 2-1 Newcastle
- Swansea City 4-0 Sunderland
- Swansea v Sunderland
- Poyet embraces fresh start
- Poyet named Sunderland boss
- Sunderland 1-2 Man Utd
- Sunderland v Manchester Utd
- Di Canio: I deserved more time
- Sunderland 1-3 Liverpool
- Sunderland v Liverpool
- League Cup Round 4 draw
- Sunderland 2-0 Peterborough
- No di Matteo for Sunderland?
- Di Canio leaves Sunderland
- West Brom 3-0 Sunderland
- West Brom v Sunderland
- Sunderland 1-3 Arsenal
- Sunderland v Arsenal
- All the summer transfer signings
- Baggies seal Sessegnon deal
- Borini loaned to Sunderland