October 1, 2014
Arsenal (0-0-1) failed to make the most of their trip to Borussia Dortmund having dropped all three points in Germany. Mounting injury issues are continuing to frustrate selections for Arsene Wenger and he will be rolling out a side comprised of what he has left available.
FC Basel (0-0-1) were crushed in the opening match of their UEFA Champions League return by Real Madrid, but they will hope that a Liverpool side that has seen a slow start to their campaign could stumble in Switzerland.
French striker Olivier Giroud has reportedly signed a new contract with Arsenal to keep him at the club until 2018.
September 30, 2014
Manuel Pellegrini's men are three points adrift of Wednesday's opponents and five behind group E leaders Bayern Munich after playing out a tight draw at the Etihad Stadium
Jose Mourinho's side were living dangerously in the second half but eventually picked up a battling victory which sends them three points clear at the top of group G
Lionel Messi and Neymar both got on the scoresheet but the French champions emerged victorious after David Luiz and Marco Verratti also scored
Manchester City (0-0-1) fell to Bayern Munich at the hands of a late winner from Jerome Boateng and the English club will be looking to take all three points at home as they look to survive the Group Stage for the first time.
Sporting Lisbon (0-1-0) secured a point in their Champions League opener when they traveled to Maribor, but the Portuguese side will look for more when Chelsea come to town knowing they need to get points on the table.
CSKA Moscow (0-0-1) were thumped in their UEFA Champions League opener in Roma against AS Roma, and they will be hoping to get off to a better start against the visiting German side.
The French champions, who have had a disappointing start in their Ligue 1 campaign thus far, will be facing an unstoppable Barcelona who have yet to concede a goal this season.
The Chelsea boss will risk the Spain international on Tuesday night despite the clash with the Gunners looming on the horizon, while Didier Drogba is out with an ankle injury
September 29, 2014
Director Emilio Butragueno confirmed a December friendly in Dubai and was hesitant over the future name of the stadium
The Dutchman was full of praise for the Welshman at a recent dinner and claimed the 40-year-old has worked "miracles" during his time as his assistant
The Premier League champions lost their opening Champions League group game thanks to a last-minute Bayern Munich winner, and the keeper has issued a rallying call to the squad
September 28, 2014
The Belgian attacker has constantly been linked with a move to the French capital but says he is happy in west London and looking forward to growing with the club