Chelsea return to Premier League action on Saturday afternoon as they square off against Wolverhampton Wanderers. The Blues head into this contest looking to record their third successive win in all competitions, the second of which came against AC Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday night. However, at a time when Graham Potter's side are embarking on an unrelenting schedule, the Englishman continues to have to contend with injury issues to key players in his squad.
Benfica and Paris Saint-Germain will both be out to avoid a first defeat of the season when they meet in Wednesday's Champions League clash at the Estadio da Luz. The two teams have taken six points from their opening two European games in Group H, with PSG sitting in first place having scored one more goal, and here Sports Mole rounds up the team news for both clubs.
Manchester City will be looking to maintain their 100% start in the Champions League group stage when they welcome Copenhagen to the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night. The Citizens extended their winning streak across all competitions to four matches with an emphatic 6-3 Premier League victory at home against arch rivals Manchester United last weekend, with Erling Braut Haaland and Phil Foden both scoring memorable hat-tricks.
Real Madrid will be bidding to return to winning ways when they continue their Champions League campaign at home to Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday night. Los Blancos saw their nine-game winning run in all competitions come to an end on Sunday when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Osasuna in La Liga.
Paris Saint-Germain will aim to make it seven wins on the bounce in all competitions when Nice make the journey to the Parc des Princes for Saturday evening's top-flight battle. Christophe Galtier's side defeated Lyon 1-0 before the international break, while the visitors lost to Angers by the same scoreline, and here Sports Mole rounds up the team news for both clubs.
AC Milan striker Olivier Giroud celebrates his 36th birthday today, giving us the perfect chance to pay tribute to a man who many believe is still one of the world's most underrated strikers. Arsenal fans from 2015-16 will tell you first-hand how frustrating of a player the towering Frenchman can be - going 15 games without a goal that year - but on his day, he can produce a fantastic array of finishes.
The countdown is now on to the start of England's World Cup campaign, with the Three Lions having played their final scheduled match before kicking off in Qatar. A 3-3 draw with Germany at Wembley on Monday night brought the curtain down on a dismal UEFA Nations League campaign which ended in relegation for Gareth Southgate's side and will see them go into the World Cup on the back of their longest winless streak since 1993.
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Comments from Scott Parker regarding Bournemouth's alleged lack of ambition and activity in the transfer market ultimately led to the Englishman being removed from his position in the dugout. Despite his exit currently being deemed to be a positive given the impact of caretaker boss Gary O'Neil, Parker will feel that his point was justified.
Having enjoyed years of improvement under Brendan Rodgers, Leicester City found themselves enduring a far more frustrating period during the summer. A combination of financial restrictions and squad limits prevented Rodgers from making the level of changes that he had craved at the end of 2021-22. With few notable departures, there is currently no obvious pathway for many academy players to continue their progression in the first team, inevitably leading to loan exits.
Finishing in 11th position in the Premier League standings last season was a bonus for Newcastle United in the months after their well-documented takeover. Expectations were naturally raised at St James' Park, something which continued when Eddie Howe was given the licence to break the club's transfer record with the acquisition of Alexander Isak.
Wolverhampton Wanderers supporters will argue that their club goes from one extreme to another when it comes to their activity in the transfer market. The high-profile acquisitions of the likes of Nathan Collins, Matheus Nunes and Goncalo Guedes have led to a number of youngsters being allowed to head out on loan, some of them not for the first time.
Aston Villa are currently going through a stage where they are attempting to acquire players who are capable of helping them become established in the top 10 of the Premier League standings. Despite the additions that have recently been made, it remains very much a work in progress under Steven Gerrard, but that is not to say that Villa supporters should be pessimistic at this stage of their development.
When Todd Boehly completed his takeover in May, Chelsea were supposed to gradually move themselves away from being in the headlines on a daily basis. However, the change in ownership at Stamford Bridge subsequently led to the biggest financial outlay that the Premier League has ever seen during one transfer window.
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Barcelona had a busy summer transfer window, with a number of players both arriving and leaving the club. The Catalan giants suffered a disappointing 2-0 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday night, but it has largely been a positive start to the campaign for the club.
Tottenham Hotspur will be bidding to bounce back from Tuesday's Champions League defeat to Sporting Lisbon when they resume their Premier League campaign against Leicester City. Antonio Conte's side ran out 2-0 winners over Marseille in their European opener but were beaten 2-0 by Sporting in Portugal last time out.