Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti, like many of his fellow Premier League managers, is increasingly concerned by the toll the packed schedule is taking on their players.
Everton, who won their first four league games and drew their fifth against Liverpool last weekend, stayed top of the standings. However, only goal difference separates Everton from Liverpool.
World Cup winner Pogba has been replaced by teenager Eduardo Camavinga, who was called up for the first time alongside Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar and RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano.
Premier League: Leicester's top four hopes under threat after loss to Bournemouth; Tottenham win north London derby
A 4-1 capitulation at relegation-threatened Bournemouth on Sunday summed up Leicester's form since the Premier League returned from its three-month coronavirus-enforced shutdown.
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Premier League: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer slams Manchester United players after humiliating loss at Everton
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer questioned his players' desire to play for Manchester United after a humiliating 4-0 defeat at Everton.
Premier League: Everton dent Chelsea's Champions League qualification hopes with comfortable win at Goodison Park
Maurizio Sarri endured a frustrating afternoon as his Chelsea side's second-half collapse saw them suffer a 2-0 Premier League defeat at mid-table Everton.
Premier League: Kurt Zouma bags first Everton goal as Toffees beat Bournemouth to climb into top-half of table
The deadlock in an often frustrating match was eventually broken when, with Everton having had just one shot on target and Bournemouth a mere two, Zouma — on loan from Chelsea — scored his first goal for Everton in the 61st minute
Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele rewarded for impressive performances with first France call-up; Mamadou Sakho recalled
Tanguy Ndombele was still with then-second division side Amiens just over a year ago.
Chelsea's French defender Kurt Zouma has joined Everton on a season-long loan after the London club accepted a bid that was submitted before the end of the transfer window on Thursday.
Lucas Digne, who failed to gain a regular first team place at Barcelona, will likely replace veteran Leighton Baines as the first choice left-back.
International friendlies: Coach Didier Deschamps says Colombia defeat a timely warning for France ahead of World Cup
France coach Didier Deschamps said that Friday’s 3-2 home defeat by Colombia in a friendly game served as a timely warning for Les Bleus, less than three months before the World Cup in Russia.
La Liga: Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta says refereeing errors against Las Palmas has left team bitter
The referee further enraged Barcelona by awarding Las Palmas a penalty after the ball brushed against the arm of Lucas Digne, allowing Jonathan Calleri to equalise.
Barcelona host Atletico on Sunday, in a clash of first against second with extra weight, now that the Catalans' lead has been cut to just five points.
After needing a late equaliser to grab a point in the Catalan derby at Espanyol last weekend, Barcelona could not break down a well-organised Getafe side.
Barcelona came into the clash needing just a point to finish first in Group D, while Juventus needed to avoid defeat and Sporting to fail to beat Olympiakos in Lisbon in order to qualify.
La Liga: Barcelona stride past Malaga to consolidate top spot amidst Catalan chaos; Valencia thrash Sevilla
Even as 4,50,000 independence supporters piled onto the streets of Barcelona, it was business as usual for Barca barring the usual cries in favour of independence in the 17th minute and sporadic chants of "freedom".
Champions League: Chelsea salvage point in AS Roma thriller; Manchester United, PSG, Barcelona record wins
Chelsea were grateful to Eden Hazard for grabbing a 3-3 draw in a Champions League thriller against Roma on Wednesday, while Manchester United, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Juventus all won.
FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: PSG defender Layvin Kurzawa ruled out of crucial matches after knee sprain
Having already lost Bernard Mendy and Laurent Koscielny France saw another defender pull out of their crucial World Cup qualifiers after PSG's in-form Layvin Kurzawa cut his knee in training.