The international break has certainly produced a handful of entertaining games throughout the course of the last week or so, and there should be a few more to come before the weekend. Still, we all know that the big news stems from the fact that the Premier League will be returning in a matter of days – with the biggest game of the weekend, arguably, taking place at midday on Saturday.
Chelsea will go head to head with Manchester United, in a game that has so many connotations we can’t even count them. Former Blues manager Jose Mourinho will be returning to Stamford Bridge with the Red Devils, and if things go badly, then there’s a very good chance this could be his final game in English football.
That might sound a little bit extreme, but you’ve only got to examine the evidence. United have been on a downward trajectory this season and that’s not exactly groundbreaking news, and the irony of this game against Chelsea coming at this point in the campaign won’t be lost on Jose.
Chelsea have strung together a series of good results en-route to their current position in the table, and it genuinely feels like they’ve got a lot more left in the tank. Anything other than a victory in this game would be viewed as a huge let down, and for United, this could be last chance saloon.
A win for Chelsea is also going to be essential given that Manchester City and Liverpool, their title race rivals, both have extremely winnable games this weekend.
It’s a great return to action for the Premier League, and we can only hope that both clubs live up to their own respective potential in order to give the fans the best game possible.
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