Nemanja Matic's first-half header was enough for Chelsea to record a first victory of Champions League Group G, but it should have been so much more comfortable than a 1-0 win at Sporting Lisbon.
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has been dealt another injury blow after a scan revealed midfielder Ander Herrera sustained a fractured rib against West Ham at the weekend.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hopes a new contract for France striker Olivier Giroud will help continue to develop the club's core of talent, but must do without key midfielder Aaron Ramsey for at least a month because of injury.
Manager Arsene Wenger is convinced Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs has what it takes to follow Ashley Cole and become a mainstay for club and country.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers denies there is unrest within the camp after a stuttering start to the season but admits he has warned defender Mamadou Sakho about his behaviour.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez fears forward Kevin Mirallas may have suffered a serious hamstring injury.
Dwight Yorke has insisted Christian Benteke must be given time to return to top form at Aston Villa.
Fulham chairman Shahid Khan has taken the unusual step of naming a five-man committee to help find the club's new manager.