Paolo Di Canio has recalled Lee Cattermole to his Sunderland squad after failing to sell the midfielder in the close-season.
Papiss Cisse will be out to end his goal drought as Newcastle United seek a third straight Premier League win in their clash with Hull City.
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud would have welcomed the arrival of Liverpool's Luis Suarez at the Emirates Stadium.
Monaco will open their Coupe de la Ligue campaign with an away trip to Reims after the draw for the third round was made on Thursday.
Jose Mourinho called for calm after Chelsea were stunned 2-1 by Basel in their opening UEFA Champions League Group E fixture.
Chris Hughton is hoping Norwich can kick-start their Premier League campaign when they host Aston Villa on Saturday.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has confirmed that midfielder Yohan Cabaye was disciplined for refusing to play for the club.
Brendan Rodgers has confirmed Liverpool will be without Philippe Coutinho for at least six weeks after he underwent shoulder surgery.
Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani believes that playing for his boyhood club has enabled Mario Balotelli to improve his performances.
Football Federation Australia has confirmed the Socceroos will play Canada in London next month, after FIFA and hosts Fulham indicated the friendly would go ahead.
Rafael Benitez believes Napoli's win over Borussia Dortmund proves that his squad is up to the rigours of UEFA Champions League football.
Southampton head to Anfield on Saturday as the last team to defeat Premier League leaders Liverpool.
QPR moved top of the Championship table thanks to a 0-0 draw against Brighton and Hove Albion at Loftus Road on Wednesday.
Kashiwa Reysol moved into the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League on away goals after a 2-2 draw against Al Shabab on Wednesday.
Steve Clarke has called on West Brom's players to raise their game and get their first win of the season against Sunderland on Saturday.
Ligue 1 leaders Monaco will face their biggest test yet when they travel to the Parc des Princes to face Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday.
Jose Mourinho’s return to Champions League action with Chelsea ended in shock as the Blues gave up a one-goal lead to fall to Basel at home while Lionel Messi inspired Barcelona to a thumping 4-0 win over Ajax.
Barcelona will be looking to retain their 100 per cent start in Gerardo Martino's first season in charge when they head to Rayo Vallecano.
Birmingham City have announced a deal to sign Manchester United youngster Jesse Lingard on a one-month loan.
Early Eredivisie leaders PEC Zwolle will hope to bounce back from defeat to reigning champions Ajax when they face Vitesse on Sunday.