Last week saw the Premier League full of the things we all know and love: goals, incidents, fantastic football and excitement.
Surprisingly, Norwich got their first win of the season against Arsenal, Southampton continued to ship goals, losing 4-1 away at West Ham, and Reading lost by the narrowest of margins at Anfield.
This weekend sees another couple of interesting derby fixtures as well as a top-of-the-table clash in London on Sunday.
Let's take a look at the six key battles to watch in the English Premier League this weekend.
Saturday sees Arsenal take on London rivals QPR at the Emirates, where Arsenal will be keen to improve on their recent dip in form.
It's nothing concerning, but they've lost their last two games since the international break earlier in the month and Arsene Wenger will want to stop the rot before it gets out of hand.
Just a couple of weeks ago, Arsenal looked so strong defensively, but now it's as if the problems that plagued their campaign last season are creeping back in.
Last season, they had Robin van Persie to dig them out of trouble (see above), but none of their strikers have hit top form yet this season, which will be a concern to the experienced Frenchman.
Across London, Mark Hughes's side continue to stumble their way through the season when, on paper, it looks like they should be in a better position.
The cold hard truth is that the players have not been good enough so far this year and they need to get better quickly if they're to avoid another relegation battle.
Their only saving grace is that, in the next 11 games, QPR only have to play Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United from the traditional "big four".
Their eight other fixtures are all against teams in and around them in the table, so QPR's season isn't all over yet.
The problem is that, like I said last week, I don't think Mark Hughes has got any idea what his best lineup is.
Until he figures that out, QPR will continue to struggle, and I see Arsenal giving Arsene Wenger an early birthday present by comfortably beating QPR on Saturday afternoon.
Reading head into Saturday's game against Fulham still searching for their first win of the season.
They've been able to score goals without any problem, but it's been defensive naivety that's cost them.
Since replacing Adam Federici with Alex McCarthy, they've continued to ship goals, but that can't be blamed on the impressive young 'keeper.
He's pulled off a string of excellent saves over the last few games, and without him, Reading's goal difference could be worse than it already is.
Although they came up short last week, Reading showed their fighting spirit and determination, which will serve them well on Saturday.
Their visitors on Saturday, Fulham, are notoriously bad travellers.
More often than not, it's their outstanding home form that defines their season.
Martin Jol might have lost Clint Dempsey and Moussa Dembele to Spurs earlier this season, but he's got some more than adequate replacements in the form of Mladen Petric and Dimitar Berbatov.
Signing up Greek national legend Giorgios Karagounis was a shrewd piece of business by Jol, and his experience can't be underestimated.
I just hope that, for Reading's sake, they get their first win sooner rather than later, and when you tie in Fulham's poor away record, that might just happen on Saturday.
Last year, this fixture was Swansea's first ever Premier League match and they ended up being walloped 4-0.
The Swans might just go into Saturday evening's game in better mood though, as the defending champions continue to struggle to find form.
Already this season, Roberto Mancini's insistence on tinkering with formations has caused problems within the squad.
City were defensively sound last season, using a 4-2-3-1 formation as they won the league title.
This season, City have switched to almost a 3-4-3 formation, which is causing them all sorts of problems.
Sergio Aguero is just getting back to fitness after his injury problems, but both Mario Balotelli and Carlos Tevez have been off-form, leaving Edin Dzeko as the man who has come to City's rescue time and again.
Michael Laudrup's Swansea side will head to the Etihad in confident mood, especially after their morale-boosting (if not lucky) win against Wigan last time out.
In Michu, they have an attacking player who knows where the goal is and I wouldn't be surprised to see him deployed in a role supporting Danny Graham on Saturday.
With Swansea's style of play and their pace on the flanks, as well as technically gifted players like Michu, Hernandez and Ki Sung Yueng, they could quite easily compound the defending champions' problems on Saturday.
I think it'll be difficult for them, but Roberto Mancini will be looking for an immediate response from his players after last night's disastrous Champions league defeat to Ajax, and I think he'll get it.
The first of Sunday's fixtures is one of the most exciting matches in any season.
Liverpool travel to Goodison on the back of Brendan Rodgers's first home win as Liverpool boss, and he'll be looking to keep the momentum going.
The problem is that Everton are an entirely different prospect this year than they have been previously.
David Moyes's side are playing some outstanding, free-flowing attacking football right now, and he's got as strong a squad as he's ever had at Goodison.
Although Marouane Fellaini and Steven Pienaar will be missing, there's enough strength in depth for Moyes to be confident of getting a decent result on Sunday.
Brendan Rodgers must be wondering what he's done to deserve the bad luck he's had since taking charge at Anfield.
Three proven goalscorers, who could all play out wide, left the club in the summer: Dirk Kuyt, Craig Bellamy and Maxi Rodriguez.
Then Andy Carroll was sent on loan to West Ham United, so Rodgers must have thought he'd get someone in to replace them.
So far, he hasn't, and the loss of Fabio Borini to injury for a couple of months leaves Rodgers with only Luis Suarez as a recognised centre-forward.
Now more than ever, Liverpool are relying on Suarez to produce in front of goal, and while the likes of Steven Gerrard will chip in when they can, Liverpool can't rely on those two players alone.
I think Rodgers's bad luck will continue this weekend and Everton will come away with all three points.
Southampton's goal difference is shocking.
Since the start of the season, they've conceded 24 goals in eight league games, and to be quite honest, if you want to stay in the Premier League, you can't afford to concede an average of three goals every game.
Especially when manager Nigel Adkins persists on substituting Southampton's only consistent goal threat, goal machine Rickie Lambert.
Adkins doesn't have to sacrifice his footballing principles to stay up, but he has to give his team the best chance of scoring goals, and more often than not, that comes when Lambert is on the pitch.
Whether he's creating or scoring goals, Saints look like a better team when Lambert plays.
Defensively, Saints look suspect.
They simply have to tighten up at the back to give themselves any chance of survival, and they've got a massive task in front of them on Sunday afternoon.
Andre Villas-Boas takes his Spurs side to St. Mary's on the back of a 4-2 defeat to Chelsea, which seemed to be centred around enigmatic Frenchman William Gallas.
Erratic, controversial and mystifying are all words that could be used to describe Gallas, but it's never boring when he's involved.
There's no doubt that Spurs missed Gareth Bale and Moussa Dembele last week, and should they feature on Sunday, Tottenham have a great chance of adding to Southampton's woes.
Jermain Defoe seems to have found his confidence again and AVB is reaping the benefits.
I just don't see how Southampton can get a positive result on Sunday, especially with the players at Spurs' disposal.
It could be a long hard season for Adkins, but like I've said earlier, if Saints have any chance of winning, Rickie Lambert has to be on the pitch.
It's as simple as that.
The final match of the weekend is a tasty top-of-the-table clash between Chelsea and Manchester United.
You can't deny that Chelsea have made a stunning start to the season with seven wins and a draw from their first eight games.
Going forward, their attacking options are as good as any in the league.
Players like Ramires, Juan Mata, Oscar and Eden Hazard can all chip in with goal,s and while he's not at his best, Fernando Torres is still hitting the back of the net from time to time.
It's at the back where I think Chelsea will be undone on Sunday.
You can argue the rights and wrongs about the length of John Terry's suspension, but the fact is, without Terry's leadership, Chelsea aren't as strong at the back.
David Luiz's defending looks like a car crash waiting to happen at times and Gary Cahill will need to rein him in, especially against Manchester United's attacking threat.
Robin van Persie has been scoring goals for fun since joining up at Old Trafford and Wayne Rooney's now broken his duck, so the floodgates could be about to open for the talented striker.
When you add Chicharito's two-goal haul against Braga in the Champions League to that equation and somehow try to fit in Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nani and Antonio Valencia, United will look to send a statement of intent at Chelsea's expense on Sunday.
I hope that's the case, because it'll make for a fantastic occasion and a great football match.