It was not difficult to detect the prickliness in Kevin De Bruyne. Was Lionel Messi from another planet, the Manchester City forward was asked. “No, otherwise he wouldn’t be here,” De Bruyne shot back.
Ronald Koeman has said Ross Barkley’s omission against Manchester City should serve as a wake-up call to the Everton midfielder about the need for more aggression and end product in his game.
The presence of Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie revived memories of when Manchester United were last a force.
The goalkeeper Gary Sprake, who has died aged 71, was a foundation stone of the great Leeds United side of the late 1960s and early 70s under its legendary manager Don Revie.
Walcott is showing arguably his best form for Arsenal.
Cardiff City head to Nottingham Forest on Saturday as they look to continue their good form but there is one area which needs addressing.
The striker has been in great form for the Blues since joining on loan from Burnley in the summer.
Tino Asprilla was on hand to set the record straight after Sky claimed Barcelona had never lost to English opposition in a group-stage game.
Arsenal brushed Bulgarian champions Ludogorets aside 6-0 in the Champions League, displaying both remarkable depth and sparkling form in their performance.
The Swedish defender has impressed early on, but history tells Leeds fans not to bank on new centre backs to be a long term success.
While the Premier League is famous for its unpredictably, one of the certainties was that you would always get a hard game from Stoke.
Everton beat MIddlesbrough 3-1 on Saturday evening.