Chelsea 87-0 Sunderland; Bolton 7-33 Man City
On Monday we passed on our pearls of football wisdom and explained to anyone that would listen (and indeed read) why Chelsea losing at home to Liverpool may just help their title bid.
We say Ã¢ÂÂour pearlsÃ¢ÂÂ but actually we had a bit of assistance from those dashing men in suits at Catalyst, using their rather nifty Power Table (What is this? Click here for a full explanation).
The Ã¢ÂÂscore linesÃ¢ÂÂ in our headline donÃ¢ÂÂt refer to our predictions for this weekendÃ¢ÂÂs matches, they arenÃ¢ÂÂt even the scores FourFourTwo.com managed when playing FIFA 09 on Ã¢ÂÂWorld ClassÃ¢ÂÂ last night. In fact theyÃ¢ÂÂre the effectiveness ratings of the four sides matches against sides of the stature they face this weekend.
ChelseaÃ¢ÂÂs overall effectiveness against Ã¢ÂÂTier 3Ã¢ÂÂ sides at Stamford Bridge is 87%, while Sunderland are 0% effective away from home to Ã¢ÂÂTier 1Ã¢ÂÂ sides (the 'Big Four' and Villa).
This means itÃ¢ÂÂs pretty likely that the Blues are going to pick up three points on Saturday, which probably isnÃ¢ÂÂt telling you anything you donÃ¢ÂÂt already know, but maybe this isÃ¢ÂÂ¦
Bolton Wanderers are only 7% effective against Ã¢ÂÂTier 2Ã¢ÂÂ sides (SundayÃ¢ÂÂs opponents Manchester City included), while City themselves are only 33% effective against the likes of Bolton and their Ã¢ÂÂTier 5Ã¢ÂÂ chums.
So it looks like being a case of the painfully bad versus the startlingly mediocre at the Reebok on Sunday, with City probably relying on a bit of magic from a world class forward to tip the balance in their favour and prevent a stalemate.
If only they had someone like that on their booksÃ¢ÂÂ¦
For the in depth subscribers edition go to www.powertable.co.uk and read more about the Catalyst Power Table in the December issue of FourFourTwo, out November 5.