The gloves are very much off as Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola – the game's most image-conscious managers – prepare to do battle (and compare outfits) as Anfield hosts Liverpool v Manchester City.
This week’s Squawka Talker team, consisting of host Jake Entwistle, Muhammad Butt, Will Hall and Sam Long, assess a Champions League goal-fest and preview the biggest fixtures in Premier League Gameweek 12.
TIMINGS FOR THIS WEEK'S SQUAWKA TALKER FOOTBALL PODCAST:
00:00:00 - 00:16:58 | Do Chelsea need to become more normal?
"Chelsea's two pressure-valve will replace the experience Lampard is thinking of selling in January"
00:16:58 - 00:25:15 | Have Spurs found their new scapegoat?
"He even looked disinterested when he scored."
00:25:15 - 00:37:10 | Why 'big hitters' Barcelona are in danger
"They don't have any 'automatic plays' like Liverpool and Man City."
00:37:30 - 00:55:15 | Is the Klopp v Pep rivalry about to turn sour?
"The rivalry will be 10 times as exciting if the managers drop the niceties."
00:55:38 - 01:08:46 | Most clinical PL team + Arsenal’s defence = recipe for a mauling
"Emery’s Crystal Palace protocol won’t be enough to save his job’
01:09:19 - END | Just a bit of José Mourinho-inspired fun
"If Tierney found out about Mourinho’s McTominay phone calls, there would be trouble in paradise."