London pride is on the line when Tottenham host Chelsea on Sunday.
The two sides have experienced contrasting fortunes so far this Premier League season, with Tottenham currently fifth and Chelsea languishing 15th in the table.
Which brings us to this week's question:
Who will finish higher this season?
The last time Tottenham finished above Chelsea in the league was in 2011-12 but even that was bittersweet for the White Hart Lane side, because Chelsea's Champions League win meant Spurs missed out on qualification to the following...
It has been a long audition, but Casemiro's performances this season should lead to a curtain call for Toni Kroos in the Real Madrid engine room. After the 4-0 Clasico debacle and given Casemiro's current form, there is simply no way to justify the German's inclusion in the side at the expense of the Brazilian.
In a recent interview, the man who unearthed Casemiro, Nilton Moreira, said: "Ever since he was small we saw him as a Dunga or a Mauro Silva because of his marking and his distribution."
With the penultimate Champions League group stage matches done and dusted, it's time to look at the best XI this week ...
Goalkeeper: Matz Sels, Gent
Group-stage debutants Gent are on the brink of a remarkable place in the last 16, an achievement made possible by Kalifa Coulibaly's dramatic goal with the very last action of the game in Lyon on Tuesday. That 2-1 victory was something of a smash and grab and owed plenty to the form of Sels, who reacted sharply to deny Alexandre Lacazette and Rachid...
Four days after a full-blown capitulation in last Saturday's Clasico, Real Madrid gave new signs of their convoluted, unbalanced state of mind and form with a narrow win at Shakhtar Donetsk's Arena Lviv.
What for a good 75 minutes looked like a balsamic victory for the Madridistas almost turned into a nightmarish scenario when the hosts scored three goals in 11 minutes and got mightily close to tying a match in which they had been trailing 4-0.
In hindsight, there may have been no more telling quote in world football this year. Only a few hours before, Real Madrid had sacked Carlo Ancelotti, their well-liked, warmly regarded manager. The Italian, popular with his players and respected by his fans, did not even last a year after delivering the club the tenth European Cup in its history.
Even by football's standards -- even by Real's warped standards, in fact -- it was a baffling decision. The world looked to Florentino Perez, the club's...