Jude Bellingham was originally considered an ‘unpolished diamond’ by Borussia Dortmund, but the youngster more than defied Bundasliga expectations and astonished teammate Erling Haaland as well as Man City boss Pep Guardiola

Manchester United must replace Jadon Sancho with Jesse Lingard against Atalanta and Liverpool, with pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to switch below par and £ 73million struggling since Borussia Dortmund transfer

Mendy’s Ballon d’Or snob questioned by Rudiger after superb Chelsea performance

Liverpool stars Alisson and Fabinho to miss Watford fixture but will be available against Atletico Madrid, as Jurgen Klopp confirms the Brazilian duo will fly straight to Spain for Champions League shock

Arsenal back on track in Women’s Champions League with home win at Hoffenheim

Olivier Giroud says Arsenal need record signings for Premier League top-four return as ‘money plays a huge role’, but back former teammate Mikel Arteta as manager

Belgian goal scorer Charles De Ketelaere has been assisted by Kevin De Bruyne, Gianluigi Donnarumma and could be Roberto Firmino’s replacement at Liverpool.

Former Chelsea Olivier Giroud explains why he had to leave Stamford Bridge for AC Milan

How a four-letter word helped Jurgen Klopp sack Liverpool for the Premier League title and a Champions League win – and a breathtaking era shows no signs of ending so far

Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount: Why my recent injury layoff could benefit the club and the country

Sebastien Haller left West Ham as club record but now has Champions League scoring record Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Erling Haaland cannot match

Chelsea’s Jorginho and Mason Mount named along with Manchester United hitman Cristiano Ronaldo and PSG superstar Lionel Messi as Ballon d’Or 30-man roster revealed