After the cool down from the World Cup in Qatar which saw Argentina win the final over a star studded French team lead by Didier Deschamps.
the Premier League, Fa Cup and Carabao Cup have resumed to keep the excitement of football well and truly alive.
Arsenal still stand alone at the top of the League 5 points clear of the pack but Manchester City have them in their sights and are always a hard team to stop especially with Erling Haaland, he has 27 goals this season so far and 21 in the Premier League. His form is unmatched and shockingly he is only 13 goals off the most ever in a Premier League Season.
Newcastle continue their stellar season in third place but as the season goes on it is going to be increasingly harder for them to hold onto their place. Teams like Manchester United, Liverpool, Spurs, Chelsea and Brighton are breathing down their necks and it will be a tough second half of the season for the North East club.
Bringing up the bottom of the league Southampton, struggling for form this season and without a prolific goal scorer it is looking increasingly difficult for them to pick up points in the second half of this season.
Just ahead of them are Wolves and Everton, both teams have seen change recently with Frank Lampard being appointed the manager of Everton and Julen Lopetegui being appointed the manager of Wolves. Wolves have the firepower with players like Diego Costa and Raul Martinez leading their attack however Everton will be hoping Dominic Calvert-Lewin can find some form to drag Everton out of the relegation spots.
The Fa Cup has started and the weekend games provided some shocks. Stevenage beating Aston Villa in the final few minutes of the game, Sheffield Wednesday beat Newcastle in one of the shocks of the round and Wrexham a club that is owned by Ryan Reynolds advancing to the next round.
The match of the round was definitely Manchester City vs Chelsea which saw City run out winners 4-0 in a stunning display, they had rotated the team and saw the likes of Haaland, De Bruyne, Cancelo, Ederson, Ake, Stones on the bench and Grealish left out the squad because of illness. They still had more than enough to beat a poor Chelsea side that didn't manage a shot on target.
They set themselves up with a massive next round clash against PL Leaders Arsenal.
The Carabao Cup resumes tonight, the Quarter Finals kick off with Leicester City vs Newcastle and Manchester United vs Charlton, followed by Notting Forest vs Wolves and Southampton vs Manchester City tomorrow.