Chelsea got their Champions League campaign back on track with a 1-0 win over Sporting Lisbon at the Stadio Avalade in the Portuguese capital on Tuesday evening.
Manchester City face an uphill struggle to qualify for the knock-out stages of the Champions League after drawing 1-1 with Roma at the Etihad Stadium.
There are 20 horses still on course to take their chance in Sunday's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe following the latest forfeit stage.
A Peter Crouch header was enough to earn a 1-0 victory for Stoke over Newcastle at a rainy Britannia Stadium and heap more pressure on under-fire Toon manager Alan Pardew.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has dismissed suggestions of unrest in the dressing room following his side’s indifferent start to the season which has seen them suffer three league defeats in just six starts.
Keith Earls has been ruled out of action for four months after undegoing surgery on a knee injury suffered in pre-season.
Manchester United will monitor Ander Herrera over the coming weeks after it was revealed that the midfielder suffered a fractured rib in the win over West Ham at the weekend.