Match of the weekend: Portsmouth v Tottenham
Actually, this one is more event of the weekend than match of the weekend, considering the likelihood of Spurs winning all three points at Fratton Park. Nevertheless Harry Redknapp's return to his former stomping ground is sure to make this one a must-watch game. Harry is set to receive a white-hot reception from his former fans after having twice left them, the second time when the club was in deep trouble. Pompey fans will not let him off lightly and he can expect fierce abuse from the stands from the outset. But you can't blame him for moving to White Hart Lane. Harry is a master of ducking and diving in the transfer market when given a bit of cash to spend - but events this season on the south coast have proved that was not going to happen at Pompey. Of course, the raids on his former club to take Peter Crouch, Jermain Defoe and Niko Kranjcar to north London will only add to the atmosphere on Saturday, although it will be interesting to see if they are afforded the same treatment Redknapp is set for.
Upset of the weekend: Sunderland v Liverpool
Considering the contrasting form of both sides, this one has upset written all over it. Sunderland head into the game at the Stadium of Light off the back of a fine performance in their draw against Manchester United while Liverpool have lost their previous two outings. In Darren Bent and Kenwyne Jones, Sunderland have two in-form strikers, one who can't stop scoring and the other who is right up there with the best in terms of holding the ball, aerial presence and bringing others into play. Jamie Carragher, who has been struggling to recapture his form of last season, will certainly have his work cut out. Add in the absence of both Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres, plus a Champions League encounter with Lyon next week for Rafa Benitez to think about, and Liverpool could be coming away from Wearside at Saturday tea-time with a fourth defeat of the season to their name.
Player to watch: Craig Bellamy
Bellamy is the player everybody loves to hate but you'd be hard pressed to find a Premier League manager who wouldn't have him in their side at the moment. Should he shake off a groin strain, he is likely to keep Robinho out of the Manchester City starting XI at Wigan on Sunday, such has been his excellent form. While I'm not a fan when he snarls on the pitch and swings his golf club off it, I love the way Bellamy plays with his heart on his sleeve. He has a desire to win every game he plays in and should he feature at the DW, the hosts' defence know they will be in for a tough time.
Under pressure: Emile Heskey and Rio Ferdinand
Emile Heskey voiced his desire to leave Aston Villa for pastures new this week and, even though he has since denied those sentiments, he will have a lot to prove should he feature against Chelsea this weekend. Whether or not he actually meant it, the incident will stick in Villa fans' minds for some time to come. Next time to takes to the pitch, his every action will be scrutinised, with fans looking for signs of the fight he has now said he wants to show to regain his place in Martin O'Neill's starting XI. Ferdinand also has a great deal to prove, albeit for different reasons. The Manchester United stopper has come under fire of late for performances for both club and country and he needs to put in a commanding performance to stem the flow of criticism. The only problem is that Bolton's bustling forward Kevin Davies presents a tricky test, especially since Rio has been exposed in the past by aggressive players. Another poor game could do some real damage to his confidence.