England officials are in discussions with Everton and Aston Villa to assess whether injury problems for Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Tyrone Mings will rule them out of this week’s World Cup qualifiers. Calvert-Lewin has played – and scored – in each of Everton's opening three Premier League games, but it has emerged he has been playing with a broken big toe, and so a decision has to be made about whether it needs rest during the international break.
A weakened Aston Villa were knocked out of the League Cup by European Champions Chelsea after losing 4-3 on penalties at Stamford Bridge. Dean Smith made wholesale changes to his side with only two...
Cristiano Ronaldo was left out of the squad for the League Cup defeat against West Ham during the week