Brian Glanville on a bad week for football which has seen English football mired in a child abuse scandal and Brazil lose its Cinderella story in devastating circumstances.
Looking at some of the best odds available ahead of what promises to be a fantastic weekend of action across Europe.
Investigation into deceased employee amid allegations club made secret pay-off to former youth player.
The violent scenes at last week's EFL Cup tie were not unexpected given the lax security arrangements at West Ham's new stadium.
Out of favour Spain midfielder is a a January target for Milan.
Chelsea need a long-term replacement for John Terry, so why on earth did they buy David Luiz?
The pick of this weekend's Premier League matches is Friday night's clash between unbeaten Chelsea and ambitious Liverpool.
London club spend £23m on 25-year-old left-back.
Brazilian defender linked with a return to Stamford Bridge.
Antonio Conte says Spanish forward is an integral part of his plans for the new season.