1. Jose Mourinho has been charged by the FA in relation to comments the Manchester United manager made about referee Anthony Taylor before the recent 0-0 draw against Liverpool at Anfield. Outspoken Mourinho allegedly claimed it could be ‘difficult’ for Taylor to take control the game as he lives in close proximity to Old Trafford.
2. Ex-England and Sheffield Wednesday winger Chris Waddle claims sides who play weakened teams in the EFL Cup make the competition ‘a total rip off’ for fans who attend games.
3. Crowd trouble marred West Ham’s 2-1 win over Chelsea as fans clashed in the stands during their League Cup tie at the London Stadium. The Metropolitan Police confirmed they made seven arrests during the disturbances.
4. Pep Guardiola claims captain Vincent Kompany asked to be substituted during Manchester City’s 1-0 defeat against rivals United at Old Trafford because the Belgium international told the Spaniard he was ‘tired’.
5. 11-year-old Kraig Makay led his Rangers heroes out ahead of their 1-1 draw against St Johnstone. He was struck by a bottle on his way to Sunday’s Scottish League Cup semi final against Celtic at Hampden Park in an attack that police say could leave him permanently scarred.
6. Southampton may be having a solid start to the season in the Premier League but some Saints fans will no doubt be thinking what dizzy heights they may have been capable of if they’d kept Graziano Pelle, after the Italian did this in the Chinese Super League (FoxSports).
7. As God as my witness, this American commentator’s reaction to Carli Lloyd’s screamer for USA Women’s national team against Switzerland gives WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross a run for his money. BAH GAWD, THAT BALL HAS FAMILY, DAMMIT!! (Mirror).
8. Three cheers to La Liga club Real Sociedad who have given a homeless man who had been sleeping rough outside their ground with his dog for eight months a job as part of the stadium maintenance team (Independent).
9. Staying in Spain, Segunda Division club CF Reus Deportiu have recreated classic album covers from the likes of Queen and David Bowie to advertise their upcoming fixtures (ESPNFC).
10. And finally…Newly appointed Wrexham manager, Dean Keates, accidentally punched his assistant manager and dislocated his own finger whilst celebrating their goals in a 2-2 draw against Barrow (BBCSport).
By Chris Horricks (@chrishorricks31)