QPR must be at their very best if they are to get anything from Saturday's London derby with Chelsea, according to manager Harry Redknapp.
Roberto Martinez believes Samuel Eto'o and Romelu Lukaku are hitting top form as Everton prepare to host Swansea City in the Premier League.
Celtic's Aleksandar Tonev has been handed a seven-match suspension for using "offensive, insulting and abusive language of a racist nature".
Nigel Pearson has backed Leicester City to end their recent Premier League slump when West Brom visit the King Power Stadium on Saturday.
Theo Walcott is expected to make his first-team return after 10 months out of action when Arsenal host Premier League basement boys Burnley.
Ronald Koeman is not surprised to see Southampton flying high in the Premier League, despite the sale of key players in the close-season.
Jurgen Klopp has warned Borussia Dortmund they will face a "real cup team" in Dynamo Dresden in the DFB-Pokal third round.
Juventus must show greater maturity in order to get back to winning ways against Empoli, according to Leonardo Bonucci.
Garry Monk is to meet with referees' chief Mike Riley to discuss decisions that have upset the Swansea City manager in recent weeks.
Under-pressure Parma coach Roberto Donadoni faces a potentially decisive clash against Inter at the Stadio Ennio Tardini on Saturday.
Brendan Rodgers expects Liverpool to build on their dramatic win over Swansea City against in-form Newcastle United this weekend.
Full-back Atsuto Uchida has signed a three-year contract extension with Schalke.
Ronald Koeman is confident Southampton's winning mentality will negate any fatigue ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash at Hull City.
Mattia Destro has hinted that he will consider his future with Serie A high-flyers Roma at the end of the season.
Real Madrid legend Raul has agreed a multi-year contract with North American Soccer League (NASL) side the New York Cosmos.
Yannick Bolasie is working hard to change his style of play to become more effective for Crystal Palace.
Borussia Dortmund veteran Sebastian Kehl believes the added pressure of visiting Bayern Munich can help them end their awful Bundesliga run.
Mathieu Bodmer has signed a two-year contract extension with Nice.
Nottingham Forest have strengthened their squad with the loan signing of Tom Ince from Hull City.
Diego Simeone was not surprised that several of Atletico Madrid's first-team stars left the club in the last transfer window.