Aston Villa boss Dean Smith is continuing his search for a goalkeeper but refused to confirm he has targeted former England number one Joe Hart.
Stevenage boss Graham Westley poured praise on his battling side after they survived an early Tom Soares red card to hold promotion-chasing Colchester to a goalless draw at the Lamex Stadium.
Barnsley have been charged by the Football Association in connection with allegations of sectarian abuse aimed at Stoke midfielder James McClean.
A hat-trick from Tom Eaves ensured Hull reached the FA Cup fourth round with a 3-2 win against 10-man Rotherham.
Callum Hudson-Odoi fired a confidence-boosting first Chelsea goal in four months as the Blues saw off Nottingham Forest 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.
Christian Pulisic has admitted he must sharpen up his finishing after Chelsea threw away a lead at Brighton.
Chesterfield claimed a vital win in their battle to stay in the National League as they edged out in-form Sutton 1-0.
Managerless Macclesfield lifted some of the gathering gloom with a 1-0 win at home to Cambridge.
Frank Lampard has challenged Chelsea to find a new killer instinct to end their inconsistency.
Carlisle manager Chris Beech revealed his side got the Premier League treatment from Aston Villa before holding Cardiff to a 2-2 draw in the third round of the FA Cup.