Cristiano Ronaldo was tempted away from the Premier League to LaLiga, with Mauricio Pochettino fearing the same for Harry Kane.
Kyle Walker-Peters will play against Barcelona in Tottenham's vital Champions League game, with Kieran Trippier and Serge Aurier injured.
Days after being voted the fifth best player in the world, Lionel Messi scored two world-class free-kicks in a derby thumping of Espanyol.
Espanyol have lost just once at home this season and Ernesto Valverde expects Barcelona to find it hard work in Saturday's derby.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have had their 10-year Ballon d'Or stranglehold ended by Luka Modric, but who is set for glory in 2019?
Luka Modric is expected to win the Ballon d'Or, with Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi not even in the top three for the 2018 prize.
The top 10 of the Ballon d'Or is yet to be confirmed, but it will not include Luis Suarez, Paul Pogba or Neymar.
Barcelona's lengthy injury list continues to grow, with Luis Suarez, Jasper Cillessen and Arthur all set for time on the sidelines.
Liverpool's front three of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah is one of the best in Europe - but how do others compare?
Amid talk Barcelona are demanding Ousmane Dembele improves his attitude, Luis Suarez has called on the winger to learn from his team-mates.