Chelsea 2 – 0 Marseille: John Terry scored early and Nicolas Anelka slotted home a penalty in the first to secure three points in a very comfortable win for the Blues that snapped their two-game losing streak (in all competitions).
Arsenal 3 – 1 Partizan Belgrade: Belgrade looked to make a game of this after equalizing late in the first half on a penalty, but a red card and goals by Marouane Chamakh and Sebastian Squillaci lead to a scoreline that does not reflect the competitiveness of the match.
Manchester United 1 – 0 Valencia: United’s Summer signing netted his first competitive goal in the 85th minute to gain the three points for a slightly off-kilter side. Valencia owned much of the possession but could not find the cutting edge.
Tottenham Hotspur 4 – 1 FC Twente: A wet and wild affair at White Hart Lane saw a red card and three penalties given to Spurs (scored on two) in an exciting and end to end match that was very exciting to watch. The clear difference for Spurs was new signing Van der Vaart as he was the creative force driving his side despite a penalty miss in the first half.