Match Preview

Friday, September 26, 2014

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The Argentine takes his team to the Emirates Stadium for the first north London derby of the season against Arsene Wenger's unbeaten Gunners

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Laurent Blanc's men won their first away game of the season against Caen this week but concerns over the fitness of Ezequiel Lavezzi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic will trouble the coach

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Massimilian Allegri's men have yet to concede in Serie A this season while the home side - beaten by Inter this week - have only scored in one game

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Unai Emery's men have recent history against them on Saturday but could fancy their chances of a result against a side struggling for top form

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The Blaugrana boss is eager to get Lionel Messi more involved in the game after the disappointment of their midweek draw at La Rosaleda

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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The Blues made a habit of getting the better of the Trotters during their time in the Premier League and Dougie Freedman's side do not come into this game in strong form

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The competition's sponsors have handed the away fans 1,000 green sweatshirts to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of legendary former boss Brian Clough's passing

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Manuel Pellegrini's side have not won a game since beating Liverpool in August and face a side who have conceded just four goals in eight matches

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Since beating city rivals Real at the Santiago Bernabeu, Diego Simeone's side have lost to Olympiakos in the Champions League and draw at home to Celta

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The Bianconeri have won their first three games of the new season and will be confident of seeing off their mid-table opponents

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The reigning Ligue 1 champions are still unbeaten but the World Cup winner is under pressure after a run of four draws in six games

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The hosts have made an unbeaten start to the new season but they have not taken all three points off the Bergamo side since April 2010

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The Brazil international picked up a minor ankle sprain in the weekend win at Levante and could miss the trip to the Rosaleda

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Jurgen Klopp's men will be desperate to atone for last weekend's shock defeat at Mainz in front of their own fans but they will have to do so without a number of key men

Monday, September 22, 2014

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Los Blancos ran riot at the Riazor at the weekend and will be hoping for an equally stellar showing at the Santiago Bernabeu against a side they are undefeated against

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The San Siro side were beaten 1-0 by the Bianconeri at the weekend, so will be desperate to bounce back against their newly-promoted opponents

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Joel Campbell, Serge Gnabry, Chuba Akpom and Hector Bellerin could all be involved for the Gunners, though injuries may limit the rotation in defence

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The Reds were soundly beaten by West Ham in the Premier League at the weekend but the Northern Irishman is keen for his side to pick up a big victory in the League Cup

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Pep Guardiola says his troops are struggling with a hectic schedule but they will be intent on reasserting their supremacy against the season's early pacesetters

Saturday, September 20, 2014

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The London side effectively ended the hosts hopes of Champions League football last season with a 3-2 win, and Roberto Martinez remains wary despite summer changes