After failing to revive Fulham's fortunes, Claudio Ranieri dismissed comparisons between that job and the one he faces at Sampdoria.
Swansea City and Leeds United suffered defeats that meant West Brom and Nottingham Forest became the Championship's new top two.
Leeds United beat previous Championship pacesetters West Brom 1-0 at Elland Road to move top of the table.
Stoke City took the lead at home to Nottingham Forest but fell to their seventh loss of the season, while Fulham beat Wigan Athletic.
Dimitar Berbatov chose the anniversary of his hat-trick for Manchester United against Liverpool in 2010 to announce his retirement.
Nottingham Forest and Birmingham City halted the progress of the Championship's top two sides with impressive away victories.
Four years after the Jamaica international joined Chelsea, Michael Hector is set to leave without making an appearance for the club.
We round up the front and back pages across Europe, as Wednesday sees the transfer rumour mill crank into gear once again.
Harry Arter saw red against former club Cardiff City, yet Fulham still managed to secure a 1-1 Championship draw on Friday.
Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United continued a fine start to the season while promotion rivals Fulham lost to Nottingham Forest.