Another intriguing Premier League weekend beckons
As Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said this week, the Premier League title race is reaching a tipping point.
Chelsea face what looks like a relatively straightforward fixture at home to Hull City, although it's not outside the realms of possibility that the Tigers could cause a surprise.
Arsenal also have a home clash against a tough Burnley side who they only edged 1-0 late on away from earlier in the season.
But the game of the weekend...
Yes, the big game of the weekend brings together a Manchester City side who are out of the title reckoning and more concerned about climbing back into the Top 4 at home against a soaring Spurs side who beat them 2-0 at White Hart Lane in October.
Sergio Aguero has not had the best of seasons through two long suspensions but Spurs is a side he loves playing against.
Over the years and across all the different countries he's played in, only one team has suffered most at the feet of the Manchester City striker.
That would be Newcastle who have conceded 11 goals to Aguero alone in 10 games.
If Aguero scores just once against Tottenham on Saturday, Spurs would also match that unwanted record with 11 goals conceded in 11 games.
Arsenal have a few fixtures now against less heralded opposition where they can build up a head of steam in the title race and the Gunners will have targeted this home match against newly promoted Burnley on Sunday as an opportunity to pick up three points.
They know Burnley won't roll over though as the club only lost out to a late and controversial Laurent Koscielny goal when Arsenal visited Turf Moor.
A visit to the wide expanses of the Emirates will test them though and while Burnley have beaten Liverpool at home towards the start of the season, away trips to the Top 6 clubs is a different matter.
Thus far they have faced Chelsea, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City away from home.
They lost 3-0 at Stamford Bridge, lost 2-1 at City at the start of January and Tottenham edged them out by a 2-1 margin.
Only once did they pick up a point and that was against Manchester United when the Reds found goalkeeper Tom Heaton and the woodwork standing firm in a 0-0 draw that Jose Mourinho's team were unfortunate to lose.
Last season was one to forget for both Diego Costa and Chelsea. But this time both club and individual are riding high with Costa scoring 14 Premier League goals to help the Blues to the top of the table.
However, the Spain international was dropped from the squad when Chelsea visited Leicester City last week. Without him they still beat the reigning champions 3-0 thanks to goals from Pedro and Marcos Alonso (2).
Costa is available again for the Sunday visit of Hull to Stamford Bridge. But in case, the uncertainty impacts on the striker, how useful have his team-mates been in front of goal this season?
Second behind Costa in the Chelsea goal ranks is Eden Hazard with a very healthy nine goal haul.
Pedro and Willian are next with seven and six respectively.
However, Hazard has only scored twice since the start of November which will be a slight concern for manager Antonio Conte if Costa is off form.