Week 5 is offering some mouth-watering fixtures for the top Division 1 sides at SubbuteoCLUB.
In a repeat of the match from Year 5, Manchester United host Champions Chelsea. Last season the home team were minutes away from a first ever Division 1 title, until Chelsea scored to snatch the points. It was enough for Chelsea to take the title and leaving Manchester United wishing what could have been. Man Utd have started Year 6 in much better form than Chelsea, although they are still 4 points behind leaders Everton. Chelsea have drawn a lot of games this year and are already 6 points off the top, so they cannot afford a defeat or their title defence will look to be over. Man Utd did not play in the League Cup this week so their squad will be more rested, and will be seeking revenge from last year.
The second clash of week 5 involves Liverpool playing Arsenal. It is a tie of two of English footballs great teams and could shape the league for the rest of the season. Arsenal are chasing their first title and are doing well, whilst Liverpool have some catching up to do.
Top of the table Everton will be looking to set a new record of 5 wins in a row, as they take on struggling Nottingham Forest. No top team has ever won the first 5 games, but Everton have a good chance as Forest are yet to record a win this year.
There is a 6 point relegation match with Norwich City taking on West Ham. Norwich have taken some big defeats this year and need to begin taking points or they will be doomed to relegation. West Ham have struggled this year, after performing so well in Year 5. West Ham always do well in the League Cup, but will the additional Cup fixture work against the Hammers?
Southampton take on rivals Newcastle as they look to continue their winning run after their surprising victory against Liverpool last week. These two teams were both promoted last year and are looking to kick start their season, after finding the going tough so far.
Struggling Tottenham play in a London derby as they face Watford. Spurs should be much higher in the table but have found it hard to score. They also lost to Man City in the League Cup. Watford are the surprise team this year, standing in an excellent 4th place after promotion from Division 2. Can Watford clinch another win to push them even higher up the table?