Injuries to Marco van Ginkel and Ramires clouded a 2-0 win over for Chelsea in the League Cup last night, with the Dutch midfielder's causing the most concern.
The third round of the English League Cup saw easy victories for Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur, while Fulham and West Ham United also notched victories to secure passage to the fourth round.
Jose Mourinho has attributed Chelsea's first league defeat of the season to his attackers lacking a killer instinct and discussed Samuel Eto’o’s misses, while Roberto Martinez has saluted Everton’s performance.
Brazil celebrate their independence day with a 6-0 win over Australia in an international friendly highlighted by a brace from Jo, with Neymar Ramires, Alexandre Pato and Luiz Gustavo also making the scoresheet.
Bayern Munich leveled the score at 2-2 on Javi Martinez's strike in the 121st minute and later defeated Chelsea 5-4 on penalties to claim the UEFA Super Cup in a wildly-entertaining match from the Eden Stadion in Prague.
Chelsea turned on the style in an 8-1 rout of Indonesia All-Stars as they completed their Asian tour with a perfect record under returning manager Jose Mourinho.