Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City are all keen on the teen. Everton are awkward opponents capable of adding to United's problems and this could be a costly draw for both sides. All four could be ready to go (should be ready to go?), but with another game coming hot on the heels of this one, Wednesday against Manchester City, perhaps a bit of caution will be advisable.
Victory for Arsene Wenger's Arsenal would end a Premier League win drought of almost two months, and be their first over one of the "Big Six" since they beat Chelsea 3-0 in September, a result which saw the west London side's coach Antonio Conte change tactics and kick-start a charge towards the title.
Following Sunday's trip to the Emirates, Man City visit Chelsea, who have lost just once at Stamford Bridge this season, three days later.
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Although this is undoubtedly the tightest, most intriguing top-four situation the Champions League qualifying process has brought about, for Arsenal or United to break in, someone above them will have to slip up quite badly.
If Everton are still in the hunt for the top four, their encounter with Chelsea could be decisive.
"I'm happy for the chances I had this first season in the first team", he said. Managers lose games, he's been there a long time because he's good. Will this be his final Premier League North London derby, at the venue where his Invincibles were crowned champions in 2004? The United manager has always enjoyed the upper hand against Wenger in competitive fixtures, so this would be a bad time to start losing. "I am ready for any time Pep needs me".
Wenger was remarkably relaxed and good-humoured yesterday as he prepared for the resumption of the Premier League season, at home to Manchester City, who have a seven-point advantage over them, on Sunday, but he knows the scale of the task.