Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has added spice to Monday's Premier League showdown with Liverpool by claiming new signing Mario Balotelli has the potential to be better than Fernando Torres.
New midfield signing Christian Poulsen might only have played one match for Liverpool but he's confident his new team has the quality to challenge for honours this season.
David Villa is expected to play as the lone striker for Spain with Fernando Torres on the bench for Wednesday's Group H clash Switzerland, while Andres Iniesta is in line to start in the five-man midfield.
Wigan Athletic cannot afford to assume that their top-flight status is secure ahead of Monday's game against Manchester City, according to manager Roberto Martinez.
Arsene Wenger has hailed youngster Aaron Ramsey's ability to hit teams "where it hurts" ahead of Wednesday night's Champions League match against Olympiakos.
Manchester United are confident that Rio Ferdinand's fitness struggles will be solved in the next few weeks, despite suggestions that the defender could be sidelined for a prolonged period of time.
Jamie Carragher feels his honest nature means it has been all too easy for critics to single him out as they seek to explain Liverpool's disappointing form this season.