Schalke boss Jens Keller faces a defensive injury crisis for the Champions League Group G opener at Chelsea with World Cup-winning Germany defender and captain Benedikt Howedes joining a lengthy list of absentees.
Brendan Rodgers has named a strong starting line-up as Liverpool return to the Champions League with a must-win home tie against Ludogorets of Bulgaria.
Live coverage of Liverpool v Ludogorets kicks off on ITV and ITV Player at 7.30pm this evening.
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola believes the absence of Manchester United from this season's Champions League serves as a warning to all 'big' clubs.
Luis Enrique admits even Barcelona will be feeling "special nerves" when they open up their Champions League campaign against APOEL Nicosia on Wednesday.
Barcelona have honoured the memory of former coach Tito Vilanova by renaming a training ground after him.
Roma captain Francesco Totti is relishing the chance to once again play in the Champions League.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has called on Eden Hazard to prove his talent as one of the greatest players of his generation.