The English Premier League returns after a two-week hiatus, and with the all the teams in the league table so closely bunched together, the ten fixtures scheduled for the weekend promises to bring a few more surprises, and most importantly goals.
Here is a quick look at the ten fixtures, with their timings (all IST), team news and what to expect.
Saturday: Newcastle vs Liverpool at St. James' Park (5.15 p.m.): The early game is an intriguing one with Liverpool looking to go top of the table, for a couple of hours at least, with a win or even a draw, while Newcastle will look to build on that crucial 2-1 win over Cardiff.
The strike duo of Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez will again be the cynosure, while Loic Remy will look to continue his stellar form for Newcastle. Rodgers welcomes back Joe Allen, Aly Cissokho and Glen Johnson from injury, while Newcastle are without Fabricio Coloccini and Jonas Gutierrez.
Arsenal vs Norwich at the Emirates (7.30 p.m.): The Gunners are happy to see Mesut Ozil passed fit after suffering an injury scare on international duty with Germany. The mouthwatering possibility of Ozil and Santi Cazorla playing together has been opened up with Arsene Wenger confirming the Spaniard could be in contention after returning to training.
Bacary Sagna also is expected to be available, although Theo Walcott still faces a wait before making a comeback. Arsenal will be confident of continuing their good form against a Norwich side which have struggled for consistency this year, and thus find themselves third from bottom.
Prediction: 3-0 to Arsenal
Everton vs Hull City at Goodison Park (7.30 p.m.): Roberto Martinez will look to Everton continuing their impressive home form, which sees them unbeaten in the Premier League since December 2012. Hull, though, have made a bright start to the Premier League, and sit just a point behind Everton on 11 from seven games.
Everton were dealt a blow after scans showed Darron Gibson had ruptured his ACL, which could rule the midfielder out for the whole season. Steven Pienaar, Apostolos Velios and Antolin Alcaraz are also ruled out. Hull welcome back Robbie Brady after the Ireland international's recovery from a hernia operation.
Prediction: 2-1 to Everton
Swansea vs Sunderland at Liberty Stadium (7.30 p.m.): Gus Poyet will want to start on a winning note as the Argentine take his place in the Sunderland dug out for the first time as manager. Swansea, who will be without Ashley Williams and Ben Davies, will also want all three points against the Premier League's bottom side, having picked up just seven points in seven matches.
Stoke vs West Brom at the Britannia (7.30 p.m.): Stoke started well, but have lost steam since the opening three games or so, while West Brom have gone the exact opposite way, finding their rhythm after a difficult start to the season.
West Brom were impressive in their 1-1 draw against Arsenal in the last matchday, following up that brilliant win over Manchester United. Steve Clarke's men should start the favourites, but with a Stoke side, desperate for points, and playing at home, it really could be anybody's game.
Stoke will welcome back Marc Muniesa, Jonathan Walters and Marc Wilson while West Brom have Victor Anichebe, Matej Vydra and Jonas Olsson available. Scott Sinclair, Zoltan Gera (both hamstring), Ben Foster (ankle) and George Thorne (knee), though, are ruled out for Albion.
Prediction: 2-1 to Stoke
Chelsea vs Cardiff at Stamford Bridge(7.30 p.m.): Cardiff have already pulled off a major upset by defeating Manchester City, but if they manage three points against Chelsea away from home, then it will be some result for the newly-promoted side. Jose Mourinho is still finding his way with his new squad, although, there have been signs off late that they might be finally finding their groove.
If Chelsea are in the mood, then Cardiff could be in for a long evening. Ashley Cole is a doubt, while Fernando Torres returns, with Andreas Cornelius the only absentee for Cardiff.
Prediction: 2-0 to Chelsea
Manchester United vs Southampton at Old Trafford (7.30 p.m.): David Moyes will be a worried man when his side come out to take on a Saints side on a tremendous run of form. Southampton have picked up 14 points to United's 10, and a win will take them seven points clear of the Premier League champions, an unimaginable occurrence at the start of the season.
Moyes will hope his side's experience will help in finding a way past a Southampton defence that has just conceded two goals all season. United are sweating on the fitness of Robin Van Persie, who picked up a calf injury with Holland. Antonio Valencia and Javier Hernandez, after their long international trips, are also doubts, while Southampton are expected to welcome back Artur Boruc and Luke Shaw.
Prediction: 1-0 to United
West Ham vs Manchester City at Upton Park (10 p.m.): After thumping Tottenham 3-0 away from home, West Ham will be confident of picking up a confident result against an inconsistent Manchester City side.
Manuel Pellegrini's men have struggled on their travels this season, and West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is sure to ask his side to put their physical prowess to good use.
Skipper Vincent Kompany is ruled out, with Martin Demichelis, despite returning to training, also set to miss out. Andy Carroll and Alou Diarra remain sidelined for West Ham, with James Collins also ruled out.
Sunday: Aston Villa vs Tottenham at Villa Park (8.30 p.m.): After that embarrassing 3-0 loss to West Ham last time around, Spurs will be extra motivated to pick up all three points against an Aston Villa side that are unbeaten in their last three games.
Danny Rose and Etienne Capoue are out for Tottenham, while Aaron Lennon, who is back in training, and Younes Kaboul are doubts. Villa manager Paul Lambert hopes to have talisman striker Christian Benteke back from injury, but Charles N'Zogbia and Jores Okore are long-term absentees.
Prediction: 2-1 to Tottenham
Monday: Crystal Palace vs Fulham at Selhurst Park (12.30 a.m. (Tuesday): Two sides struggling for results and form face off, with both the teams' managers under tremendous pressure to pick up points or face the chop.
Fulham have picked up only seven points from seven games, while Palace have found their return to the Premier League tough going with just three points.
Prediction: 2-1 to Fulham