Chelsea dispatched of Slovenian side NK Maribor with ease last night in the Champions League. The manner of the 6-0 victory will essentially make it as if they have had a week off, as have their weekend opponents.
Although, the players they face this weekend are certainly not used to such time off.
Manchester United are not competing in the Champions League this term after a poor season under David Moyes last campaign.
They finished seventh in the league meaning they will play no European football in 2014-15.
This season has also been a struggle for the club. Despite spending vast sums of money on superstar players United are finding it hard to find the right balance between defence and attack - as proven in recent results against West Brom and Leicester City.
Meanwhile Chelsea have made an ominous start to proceedings.
But despite the difference between the two sides performances over the past 18 months, indeed Louis van Gaal described Chelsea as 'another biscuit' this week - whatever that means - Chelsea will not be taking things easy.
Chelsea captain John Terry told the official club website ahead of the game this weekend:
"They’re still a very good side with world-class players in their team. Results haven’t really gone their way so far but we’re still aware at Old Trafford it’s a hostile atmosphere and they’ve got great support behind them. We’ll go there expecting them to be very good."
He is certainly right. In Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie, Angel Di Maria, Radamel Falcao and David De Gea they have some of the best player's in their respective positions in the world.
Chelsea will need to be at their very best to get the better of them.