After a long international break, Saturday lunchtime sees the welcome return of Premier League action as West Ham welcome Manchester United to Upton Park.
In what promises to be one of the most intriguing games of the season so far, Avram Grant’s resurgent Hammers will be looking to overturn top-of-the-table United to further enhance their chances of avoiding the drop.
The Red Devils, however, will have other ideas as they bid to increase their lead over closest rivals Arsenal and take one step closer to regaining the title they lost to Chelsea last year.
With both sides desperate for three valuable points for very different reasons, expect the weekend’s best viewing to be found in east London.
Here are five key battles which could determine whether the points stay down south or head back up to Old Trafford.