This was never meant to be a clash of champions. And yet what transpired was the most open and exciting game between these two sides in recent times.

After the transfer window carnage, we return to the real business, the business that takes place on the pitch. Chelsea travel to the Stadium of Light to avenge the humilianting defeat that they suffered in November, while Arsenal, Man United, and Liverpool entertain Everton, Aston Villa and Stoke City respectively, at home.

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.