After watching Ireland in the last few days, we can be thankful that the Premier League can now have an uninterrupted run of matches for the next few months.
For me, one game jumps out of the fixture list this weekend.
Tottenham will take on Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday and if either team has realistic ambitions to challenge for the Premier League title, they have to win the game.
This is the first big away game of the season for a Chelsea side that have started the campaign in impressive fashion and while they are in good shape just four points behind league leaders Manchester City, they cannot afford to fall any further behind.
City under Pep Guardiola are a winning machine and will not drop too many points between now and May, so the chasing pack have to live up to their standards to have any chance of dethroning them as.
It may be more realistic to bill the Spurs v Chelsea as a match to decide who can be viewed as the third best team behind City and Liverpool because I don't see either of them winning the title, but should be a cracker of a game.
A draw may be the most likely outcome and the only winners if that is the story this weekend will be City and Liverpool.