Villas-Boas will lead his team to the Stadium of Light on Saturday, to take on Sunderland. This season, Chelsea have not enjoyed a customary high-flying start - they have been slow, cautious, and even dysfunctional at times, but have taken 7 out of the available 9 points nonetheless. TheHardTackle previews the encounter.

It's been a busy first week for European football, with Mourinho winning the Nobel Prize for Medicine and David De Gea narrowly being spared the wrath of Ferguson's boot after United's most prolific scorer got them the winner.

As the Europa League reaches to the second leg of the Quarter-Finals, three of the four ties have been almost decided. Will the Portuguese teams continue to dominate the competition or are there few upsets in store? TheHardTackle preview all the four matches.