Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp refused to be pulled into any discussion of his club being Premier League title contenders, saying the Reds still have a long way to go before they can challenge for silverware.
Arsenal were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw against Middlesbrough at the Emirates in their Premier League clash with Aitor Karanka's struggling side.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has reckoned that his charges still bear the scars of last season, ahead of Jose Mourinho's return to Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
As he returns to Stamford Bridge on Sunday, Mourinho is adamant that he has no bad feelings over his Chelsea sacking and insists that the club cannot delete him from their history.
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has rubbished claims that manager Jose Mourinho was anxious ahead of his first match against fierce rivals Liverpool as the Red Devils boss
The Brazilian has returned to Chelsea for a second stint at the club, and is desperate to make an impact as he prepares for his second Premier League debut against Liverpool
Darmian would provide better defensive options for Chelsea, who were really desperate for defenders this summer transfer window and his previous experience with Conte would also come in handy.
Given Mourinho's reputation, Martial could well be on his way to some other club, who would give him freedom to play, come the next transfer window. As for Mourinho, who is never shy of spending big, he may want to splurge on a certain Brazilian winger who currently plies his trade for the Blues
John Terry has some serious injury concerns ahead of the Blues' game against Liverpool as he was seen on crutches after Chelsea's 2-2 draw against Swansea at the Liberty Stadium.
Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has not taken kindly to the fact that referee Andre Marriner denied him a foul as he was tripped by striker Leroy Fer in the buildup to Swansea's second goal.