The Montenegrin scored twice in the Blues' 3-1 home win over Liverpool on Monday night as the club made a statement about its title intentions.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Goal takes a look back at the weekend's fixtures and picks the the finest XI from the latest round of top-flight action, including Manchester City's clash with Liverpool.
Monday, August 25, 2014
Of the three title contenders this season, the Catalans impressed the most as the two capital clubs looked tired after playing each other on Tuesday and Friday last week
Robbie Keane, Obafemi Martins and Thierry Henry lead the front line, with Andrew Wenger, Chris Wondolowski and Bradley Wright-Phillips on the bench after multi-goal weeks.
A draw against Sunderland saw Manchester United make its worst start to a Premier League season since 1992-93, while Chelsea looks like the team to beat.
The Argentine winger is set to leave the Bernabeu this week in a transfer that has highlighted some familiar flaws from Real Madrid.
The Aston Villa goalkeeper's second straight shutout stood out on a weekend that saw several U.S. national team players fail to take the field.
New England's signing of the U.S. midfielder was a major coup for the Revolution, but the process MLS used to make it happen left a lot to be desired.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
The final week of the transfer window will bring intrigue for some, while others are trying to find their feet at a new club.
Louis van Gaal says it will take him three months to work his magic, but the club must still make the right signings this week if he is to get the best out of a stale squad.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
The 22-year-old made several significant saves and one stop from David Nugent which proved the decisive moment of the match, justifying the demotion of Petr Cech.
Successful club trainers rarely make the move into international management at such a relatively young age - will the former Juventus boss regret his decision?
Friday, August 22, 2014
With the Argentine set to depart and Cristiano Ronaldo struggling for fitness, coach Carlo Ancelotti saw his side surrender a trophy it was expecting to win on Friday.
With Luis Suarez suspended, a transfer ban looming and the club's style fading, the Catalans find themselves at a crossroads entering the 2014-15 campaign.
If the Pacific Northwest sides are to achieve their goals, they'll have to overcome difficult schedules to close out the regular season.
From a lack of discipline to Olivier Giroud's form, the Gunners continue to face familiar problems.
The two city rivals fight it out for the Supercopa de Espana on Friday night as the Rojiblancos once again look to make light of a huge financial deficit.
The Gunners face the first test of their title credentials at the scene of one of their biggest humiliations last season - and a change of approach is required.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
One of the top prospects in American soccer, the 21-year-old Columbus Crew midfielder continues to look toward the next challenge.
Germany's top flight has been a hotbed of fresh young stars in recent years and the coming campaign is set to see many others follow in their footsteps.