At Chelsea, the dressing room is certainly not off-limits for executives. Mauricio Pochettino says he is actually pleased with the involvement of, among others, club owner Todd Boehly, even in these turbulent times at Stamford Bridge.
Noussair Mazraoui impressed Bayern Munich's coach Thomas Tuchel during the cup match against Preussen Münster. The Bundesliga team played on Tuesday evening in the first round of the DFB-Pokal, and Mazraoui was not in his usual position.
For clubs like Liverpool, the League Cup tournament always offers opportunities to give young talents a taste of the big stage. Pep Lijnders, who will be stepping in as the head coach against Leicester City on Wednesday, discussed one specific player, Ben Doak, referencing Johan Cruyff.