Last weekend could not have gone any worse for Chelsea. City smacked United in a 6-1 beatdown at Old Trafford, giving them a strong six-point lead in the league. And Chelsea were embarrassed at Loftus Road, losing 1-0 to newly-promoted QPR, as well as getting straight red cards for Didier Drogba and Jose Bosingwa. Yes, things looked pretty bleak on Sunday if you bleed blue.
However, things could quickly take a turn for the better with an exciting week of Chelsea football on the horizon. After a Carling Cup match away to Everton on Wednesday, the Blues return back to the capital for a chance to retake London in a rivalry that has become as fierce as any over the past decade against Arsenal.
Chelsea cannot afford to drop any more points, especially against the Gunners, who have already been the whipping boys for United. Arsenal will be looking to continue their climb back to the elite grouping that makes up the top four. Both sides see this as a near must-win, which will give them a victory worth noting, something both sides have yet to achieve.
Here are 10 BOLD predictions for the London derby.