Michael Essien’s three-match suspension for the mistimed two-footed tackle on Clint Dempsey is over and he will return to the Chelsea first team, this weekend against Everton. TheHardTackle examines how has the Ghanaian's absence affected the clubs fortunes in the past and what his return can do for Chelsea FC.

Tottenham Hostspur has firmly established themselves as challengers to the established order of EPL. A club which was associated with exciting and cavalier style in otherwise conservative English football, look good enough to shed the tag of underachievers. TheHardTackle takes a look at their glorious past and the potential they have for future.

The English Weekend of football averaged 4.1 goals per game as Manchester United climbed to the top of the table, thanks to five goals from Dimitar Berbatov. Arsenal won a cracker against Villa while Chelsea failed to win another game of football. The Weekend is summarized by TheHardtackle.

Winning has kind of become Tottenham’s joie de vivre this season. A 3-0 thumping of Werder Bremen in the Champions League, following a well deserved victory over North London rivals Arsenal last weekend would have placed them in the favourites’ seat when Liverpool travel to White Hart Lane this Sunday.

The legend of Bobby enchanted the Arsenal fans for 6 years, making him of the greatest player to have ever played for Arsenal. This is a tribute to the master, the ever-smiling and enchanting Frenchman. Our THT Hero is Robert Pires.