Vincent Kompany says his side will take lessons from seeing hopes of a Premier League title defence fade this season. The City captain is set to return to the team after two months on the sidelines with a calf injury.
Tom Cleverley believes having so many fellow Manchester United players around him in the England squad can only help his development. The current national team set-up has six United stars, and Cleverley is proud of the strong Reds contingent.
Lewis Holtby has declared Tottenham are not scared of Arsenal's charge for fourth - despite last season's late collapse. Holtby feels the international break has come at just the right time for Spurs, as they look to end a run of three straight defeats against Swansea next Saturday.
Santi Cazorla will not contemplate missing out on another World Cup after injury ruled him out of the 2010 tournament. Defending world champions Spain take on France on Tuesday, two points behind the Group I leaders.
Luis Felipe Scolari has defended his record as Chelsea manager as he prepares to return to Stamford Bridge with Brazil. Scolari was sacked after just seven months in charge at Chelsea, but he insists he wasn't given enough time to make his mark at the club.
Tito Vilanova will return home to Barcelona this week after two months of treatment in New York. The Barcelona boss travelled to America in January, and assistant coach Jordi Roura assumed the first-team role in his absence.