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Knee-jerk conclusions: Alexis Sanchez a busted flush, Jorginho a star turn and Burnley down

ESPN FC's Alexis Nunes and Steve Nicol square off in predicting every fixture in the sixth week of Premier League action.

The Premier League season is five games old so it's far too early to reach sensible, informed conclusions. Therefore, here are 10 knee-jerk, hastily jumped to conclusions:

10. Manchester City's biggest hurdle is complacency

It was interesting that Pep Guardiola said he was "angry" after Manchester City beat Fulham 3-0. One explanation for this is that he is simply a perfectionist, but another might be that he is striving to avoid the complacency that could set in when a team is so far ahead...

Alvaro Morata's struggles continue while Andreas Christensen impresses at PAOK

Chelsea's Willian insists he is very happy at the club and that he had always wanted to stay despite being linked to a move away in the summer transfer window.
Chelsea's Maurizio Sarri revealed Eden Hazard admitted he was tired but expects to play strong side in their Europa League opener against PAOK.

Chelsea's Europa League travel adventure got off to a winning start as the London club maintained their 100 percent start to the season by beating Greek top-flight side PAOK 1-0 in an atmosphere-laden Toumba Stadium.

Blues boss Maurizio Sarri named a strong starting XI and was rewarded early on when captain for night Willian scored a well-crafted goal. The margin of victory should have been far wider, but Chelsea were guilty of some woeful finishing with misfiring striker Alvaro Morata the main...

Transfer Rater: Ivan Rakitic to Chelsea, Arnie Maier to Manchester United

The latest transfer rumours from around the world.
The latest transfer rumours from around the world.

Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the Whisper.

Here are today's top five emerging whispers. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip.

Arnie Maier to Manchester United

United have been extensively scouting teenage defensive midfielder Maier who has played 90 minutes in all three of Hertha's matches in the...

Transfer Talk: Willian says he never wanted to leave Chelsea for Barcelona; Cech playing for his future

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop explains the likelihood of N'Golo Kante or Isco going to Juventus, Manchester United landing Nicolas Pepe and more.

The transfer window for all of Europe's big five leagues is closed, but that doesn't stop Transfer Talk from rummaging around about who will be moving where come January.

Willian says Chelsea 'always' came first for him

Over the summer, Chelsea winger Willian was the subject of a whole host or rumours concerning his future at Stamford Bridge, with the club reportedly willing to sell him in order to raise funds to bolster the squad elsewhere. But they held firm to their asking price and rebuffed...

Why Chelsea will enjoy being in the Europa League: Game time, silverware and a safety net

Maurizio Sarri feels Eden Hazard is the best player in Europe following his hat trick display against Cardiff City.

Chelsea's players and supporters will have undoubtedly witnessed the Champions League group stage get underway with more than a tinge of regret. The glamour, prestige and history of the competition surpasses any other in club football and missing out on it will be painful.

But while the Europa League might be the poor relation, there are three reasons why participation can have its benefits for Chelsea this season.

There will be vital game time for fringe players

Fixture congestion is usually one...

Transfer Rater: N'Golo Kante and Isco to Juventus; Nicolas Pepe to Man United

Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the Whisper.

Here are today's top five emerging whispers. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip.

Frenkie de Jong to Barcelona

Ajax midfielder De Jong continues to be linked with a move to Barcelona, and according to Mundo Deportivo he remains a priority signing. The...