Chelsea and Manchester United contest a mouthwatering Premier League clash on Saturday lunchtime, as the EPL returns following the international break.
It’s a game that pits under-pressure United chief Jose Mourinho up against the club where he famously made his name as the Special One over a decade ago.
That magic dust has been in short supply at Old Trafford this season with speculation intensifying over the Portuguese’s future.
But their last outing raised a roar-and-a-half from the Stretford End.The Red Devils went into half time two goals down to winless Newcastle, with Mourinho looking like the condemned man.
Juan Mata, though, curled one back in the 70th minute to spark an onslaught that saw Anthony Martial equalize before supersub Alexis Sanchez popped up with the 90th-minute winner.
United head to Stamford Bridge a fortnight on with the sigh of relief still reverberating around the team’s luxury jet.
The Italian has guided the unbeaten Blues to six wins out of eight, leaving them perched level on 20 points with top-three rivals Manchester City and Liverpool.
A 3-0 thumping of Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium was both routine and impressive two weekends ago.
Eden Hazard, Ross Barkley and Alvaro Morata were all on target as the London side kept pace at the summit following their dramatic draw at home to Liverpool the previous week.
Now it’s time to stick one on their own boss while boosting their own title credentials as domestic football returns with a bang at the Bridge.