Arsène Wenger admits that Granit Xhaka still needs time to adapt fully to the rigours of Premier League football before making the kind of impact that persuaded Arsenal to spend heavily on the Swiss midfielder. “He needs to adapt to the way we play and the tactical pace of the English game,” Wenger said. “I am confident he will do very well.”
Antonio Conte has reminded his Chelsea players that their behaviour and attitude must be “perfect” if they are to end Tottenham Hotspur’s unbeaten start to the Premier League season in Saturday’s derby at Stamford Bridge.
Jermain Defoe’s memory is almost as sharp as his two-footed shooting reflexes. “I know all my stats,” says the veteran Sunderland striker with 150 Premier League goals on the clock. “And I could probably tell you about every time I’ve scored.
Paul Lambert says he is keen to give youth a chance at Molineux and he's keeping his word so far.
Rangers chairman Dave King has commented on the club's progress this season.
Pep Guardiola says he has no fear of Manchester City’s demanding December, when Chelsea, Leicester City, Arsenal and Liverpool are all opponents.
Bob Bradley listened to the statistic confirming that the odds are already stacked against Swansea City and wasted no time in working out the maths.
Alan Pardew has backed his ailing Crystal Palace team to “show its true colours” over a critical three-game period that could determine whether his tenure extends into a third year.
José Mourinho believes Anthony Martial is struggling to adjust to the intensity he demands from Manchester United and has warned that, if the Frenchman does not grab his chance when selected, others will “take the bait”.
Jürgen Klopp says Liverpool’s rare struggles in front of goal are not connected to Adam Lallana’s absence as the creative midfielder continues his recovery from injury.
Gray left Hillsborough in 2015 after 18 months in charge of the Owls.
Aldridge sees that it could be a tricky game for Liverpool on Saturday, while the Reds will hope there is no slow start like after the last international break.
Cardiff City take on Huddersfield Town this weekend but which fringe players should be looking to make a breakthrough?