Manchester United remain winless at Old Trafford in the Premier League this season after they were held to a 0-0 draw by Chelsea on Saturday. United, who had lost their opening two home games of the season, have seven points from five games and are in 15th place while Chelsea are in sixth place on nine points from six games. Marcus Rashford produced the first real effort on goal in the 35th minute when he found himself in space on the right but his low drive was well saved by the out-stretched right leg of Chelsea keeper Edouard Mendy.
Messi and Barcelona lost El Clasico 3-1 on Saturday, and his fight to keep Barca challenging for La Liga is like a man fighting the onset of high tide with a single mop.
Manchester City suffered a fresh injury blow in their 1-1 draw at West Ham United on Saturday as Sergio Aguero was withdrawn at halftime at the London Stadium. The Argentine striker was replaced by Phil Foden, who grabbed City's equaliser, and manager Pep Guardiola said later he had suffered a muscular injury, only a week after making his first start of the season following knee surgery. "A hamstring I think, but tomorrow we will know exactly," said Guardiola, whose side have managed only eight points from their opening five games of the Premier League season.
Wilfried Zaha helped Crystal Palace secure a 2-1 Premier League win over bottom side Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday, with the winger scoring one goal and providing the assist for the other. The victory was Palace's first since their 3-1 win at Manchester United last month as Roy Hodgson's side moved up to fifth place on 10 points. "We definitely needed to bounce back," said Zaha, who has scored five goals this season.