Leaders Arsenal face a key challenge in their Premier League campaign on Saturday when they visit Manchester City at their Eastlands stronghold, while second-placed Liverpool travel to Tottenham seeking to gain ground.
Despite topping the group with a win over Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk, Manchester United manager David Moyes says his team need to improve further if they are to make an impression in the UEFA Champions League.
Ross Barkley, Rickie Lambert, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge and Andros Townsend have been named in England's squad for crucial Brazil 2014 qualifiers by Roy Hodgson, who has defended under-fire Joe Hart.
Featuring Claudio Caniggia explaining why Lionel Messi will never be as great as Diego Maradona, Jose Mourinho on his Chelsea children and Lamine Kone on Falcao being easy to mark.
David Moyes suffered his second defeat in three matches since taking the reins at Manchester United manager, with second-half goals from Fabio Aguiar and Yoshihito Fujita propelling Yokohama F Marinos to a 3-2 win.
We take a look at the week's upcoming birthdays, with several former Liverpool players; Alberto Aquilani, Robbie Keane and Mark Gonzalez, among those celebrating this week.