Tyrone Mings made his first appearance for the senior England team in the 6-0 victory over Bulgaria on Monday night. The Aston Villa player didn’t put a foot wrong, despite one of the most unpleasant atmospheres it is possible to make your Three Lions debut in.
England Under-21s defender Marc Guehi has been tapping his hero John Terry for advice as he tries to make his way in the game.
The Toffees have suffered a dreadful start to the season and the Portuguese risked the sack over the international break after losing four consecutive Premier League games.
With the second international break of the season upon us, we more or less know by now which players will challenge for individual honours and who will spring to mind when we look back on 2019/20 in years to come.
A Liverpool player struck his 50th league goal for the club earlier this month, becoming the 10th in the Premier League era to reach that tally for the Reds.
Eight goals from seven Premier League starts has returned Tammy Abraham to the England squad. Two years on from receiving his first international caps, in friendlies against Brazil and Germany in which he looked coltish and out of place, Abraham is back – and deservedly so.
For Christian Pulisic, the chance to join up with his international team-mates this week will be a relief. The United States will play Cuba in Washington on Saturday and then head to Canada next week. For Pulisic, that will not only mean the chance to play, but also the opportunity to spend time in an environment within which his worth is clear.
How many of you reading this can honestly say that you’ve worked for 720 minutes since early August? That’s 12 entire hours: over one hour a week.
Finally, the Premier League has its path plotted. Susanna Dinnage had second thoughts, Tim Davie wasn’t interested, but David Pemsel has been appointed as the new chief executive – Richard Scudamore’s successor – and will begin work no later than April 2020.
Frank Lampard believes Chelsea can challenge at the top of the Premier League this season, but only if they keep up the work-rate and togetherness they currently have.