The 2014/15 season is eight games old and Southampton and West Ham proudly inhabit the top four while Manchester United continue to be just two bad games from a full-scale crisis.
But even in the topsy-turvy unpredictable Premier League, there are certainties to be found.
Here are five for the weekend ahead:
1. Mourinho will ‘park the bus’
With new signings Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas hitting the ground running, Chelsea have quickly developed an all-conquering swagger this season. There are already whispers of invincibility, though even the Special One is wise to scoff at such a notion.
Meanwhile, their hosts this Sunday are shipping…