Kilmarnock boss Angelo Alessio compared Celtic to Italian giants Juventus ahead of their encounter at Parkhead on Sunday.
Oriol Romeu expects Southampton to come out fighting against bitter rivals Portsmouth after the setback of being beaten by south coast neighbours Bournemouth.
Captain Christophe Berra admits Hearts’ players have been letting everyone at the club down and vowed to push for a first victory of the season in the Edinburgh derby with Hibernian.
Liverpool are on an incredible run of form but manager Jurgen Klopp knows they have to improve their record on the road against top-six rivals.
Scott Brown is heartened by the strength of Celtic’s squad as he looks ahead to a challenging schedule.
Irish club Bohemians handed a league debut to a 14-year-old on Friday night as they drew 0-0 at Derry.
Eddie Howe hailed Bournemouth’s first away win over south coast rivals Southampton as a “precious moment” and a fitting opportunity to reflect on the club’s remarkable recent history.
Newcastle boss Steve Bruce will be reminded of his “darkest hour” as a manager when he unleashes Andy Carroll on the Premier League once again.
Pep Guardiola has no doubt Manchester City already have the ideal successor for him at the club in his assistant boss Mikel Arteta.
Mauricio Pochettino will judge how good this current Tottenham squad are at the end of the season.
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers insists he would not swap Jamie Vardy for Harry Kane.
Bournemouth recorded a first away win over Southampton as goals from Nathan Ake, Harry Wilson and Callum Wilson earned a 3-1 success at St Mary’s.
Cagliari recorded a second successive victory as two late goals saw them beat Genoa 3-1 victory at the Sardegna Arena.
Nantes were denied top spot in Ligue 1 as Strasbourg came from behind to claim their first win of the Ligue 1 season with a 2-1 victory on Friday night.
Amine Harit struck a fine 89th-minute winner as Schalke beat Mainz 2-1 at the Veltins-Arena to move up to second place in the Bundesliga.
St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright has dismissed any notion that Rangers could be vulnerable after their European exploits.
Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte believes the issue of racism in Italy is getting worse and wants his country to adopt the same “zero tolerance” approach as in England.
The EFL has been urged to offer Bury “compassionate re-entry” to the league from next season in a document now formally submitted by the group seeking to save the club.
Lincoln have announced the appointment of Michael Appleton as their new first team manager.
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde knows his side can ill afford to let their away struggles continue for much longer, but accepts Granada will give them no helping hand this weekend.
Inter Milan head coach Antonio Conte has urged his side to keep improving as they prepare to face derby rivals AC Milan.
Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson is confident the Eagles will soon see the best of Wilfried Zaha once again.
West Ham’s long-term absentee Winston Reid could return for the under-23s next week or the week after.
Everton will again be without Andre Gomes for their Premier League clash with Sheffield United at Goodison Park.
Leicester have a fully-fit squad to choose from against Tottenham on Saturday.
Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson reported no fresh injury concerns ahead of Sunday’s Premier League match against Wolves.
Burnley could have Johann Berg Gudmundsson back for the visit of Norwich.
Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount could make a remarkable comeback from injury to face Liverpool on Sunday.
Norwich head coach Daniel Farke is ready for his side to prove their Premier League credentials all over again when they head to Burnley.
Ross Stewart is relishing the prospect of taking on in-form Motherwell after his impressive strike helped Ross County get back to winning ways.