The Black Cats boss has come in for criticism after suggesting they will be in a relegation battle this season.
Manchester City beat Steaua Bucharest 6-0 on aggregate in their Champions League qualifier but what did we learn?
League One side Northampton Town have been drawn against giants Manchester United in the third round of the EFL Cup.
The 20-year-old enjoyed the best debut possible, scoring the Whites' winner against Luton Town in the EFL Cup on Tuesday night.
Mark Warburton has brought 10 new players to Ibrox this summer.
The former Magpies boss believes they must first find the right blend and balance first.
On this day five years ago, 18-year-old Harry Kane made his debut for the team he grew up supporting. He has now established himself as a firm favourite amongst Spurs fans.
West Ham United co-owner David Gold has claimed that the atmosphere in the opening three games at the London Stadium is better than Upton Park.
QPR defender Osman Kakay was unsurprisingly delighted to make his debut for his boyhood club against Rochdale, earning rave reviews.
Sturridge's comments about his role dominated the back pages.
Scott Sinclair marked his debut for Celtic by scoring the winner against Heart of Midlothian at Tynecastle on Sunday.
Eric Bailly helped Manchester United beat Leicester City 2-1 to lift the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday.
Stars from Aston Villa, Newcastle United and Sheffield Wednesday all feature among others.