In a game that does the Super Sunday title more than justice, Manchester United host Chelsea this weekend with both teams looking for a victory to stamp their authority on this year’s title race.
Manchester United are of course favourites for the title after their flying start, but Chelsea’s new manager Andre Villas Boas is extremely ambitious and he will want to prove to his critics that he has what it takes to lead the Blues to major honours.
A victory at Old Trafford would get their season started, show they can compete with this young and exciting Manchester United team and give them plenty of momentum going into the next few Premier League fixtures.
It is a tough ask though. United are fantastic on home soil at the best of times, but this year they appear even more unbeatable. Just ask Arsenal who were hammered 8-2 at Old Trafford just a couple of weeks ago.
In Wayne Rooney, the home side have the most in form striker in world football. Back to back hat-tricks in the Premier League says it all about how much the England forward is enjoying himself right now.
Don’t be fooled about them being a one-man side though. Ashley Young has been superb since joining from Aston Villa, Javier Hernandez has continued to show his goalscoring pedigree and the likes of Anderson and Nani appear to be in inspired form too.
You can certainly see why this United team has scored 18 goals in four league games this season. They are a threat every time they go forward and Chelsea will need to be on their guard.
This isn’t to say Chelsea haven’t got their own attacking threat though. Far from it. Juan Mata has been excellent for them so far and he will be somewhat of an unknown quantity for United amongst the familiar Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba, Fernando Torres and co.
As ever, this game has the potential to be fantastic and it is hoped that it will live up to the hype. Two of English football’s best teams going head to head with an abundance of world-class talent on show.
It all gets underway at 4pm on Sunday afternoon.