After a topsy-tuvy run that saw Manchester United succumb to three straight defeats, they finally got their act together against Northampton in the EFL Cup and ran out 3-1 winners.
Liverpool, in keeping with their form off-late, managed to comfortably dispatch a hapless Derby County side by a comprehensive 3-0 scoreline to progress through to the 4th round of the EFL Cup.
Chelsea fought their way back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Leicester City 4-2 in extra time to secure a place in the next round of the EFL Cup.
Manchester United look to put an end to their dismal three-game losing streak when they travel to the Sixfields Stadium to take on League One side Northampton.
Manchester City are strong favourites as they brace for another mid-week match outside the country with their EFL Cup tie away against Swansea.
The Camp Nou plays host to the latest edition of one of the most intriguing clashes in recent footballing history. Barcelona take on Atletico Madrid, the team that knocked them out of the Champions League last season.
The reigning Premier League champions welcome Chelsea to the King Power Stadium in the third round of the EFL Cup.
Arsenal begin their EFL Cup campaign with a tricky away fixture against Championship side Nottingham Forest.
Real Madrid have gotten off to a perfect start to the season, winning four games on the trot. They now have a chance to break a La Liga record as they welcome the Yellow Submarine to the Bernabeu.
Liverpool look to carry their league form into the cup as they travel to face Derby County on Tuesday evening