Both sides have recruited strongly in the area over the summer.
The big game of the weekend sees Tottenham Hotspur hosting Chelsea at White Hart Lane, as Andre Villas-Boas goes up against former boss Jose Mourinho for the first time.
The two London rivals have recruited new, expensive talent this summer and fanatix compares the strong attacking midfielders these sides have at their disposal.
Christian Eriksen: The Dane is starting to look like AVB’s signing of the summer, despite costing a snip compared to the likes of Erik Lamela and Roberto Soldado. Could be a key player at the Lane.
Lewis Holtby: In a group where the young German is perhaps considered one of the weaker links, Holtby has been excelling this season – admittedly mostly in the Europa League.
Erik Lamela: Spurs’ record signing has shown glimpses of the talent that saw the Argentine bought as the new Gareth Bale. Could well start on the bench against the Blues though.
Aaron Lennon: The winger has been injured for much of the season, but impressed last term for Tottenham. Could struggle to find a place now though, especially due to the lack of accurate final deliveries.
Gylfi Sigurdsson: With the new talent at Spurs it was thought that the Iceland international may find opportunities hard to come by, but has impressed when asked to play the No.10 role.
Andros Townsend: It’s finally the season that the young winger has broken into the first team at the club and has grabbed the chance with both hands, even earning an England call-up in the process.
Kevin De Bruyne: Started the season strongly after finally being given the chance following loan spells away, but has since fallen back to the periphery of Mourinho’s plans.
Eden Hazard: It has been a disappointing campaign so far for the man who was nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award in 2013 and could lose the Belgian’s place in the side soon.
Juan Mata: As most are probably now well aware Mourinho does not want to play the club’s best player of 2012/13. Why? We have no idea either.
Oscar: The Brazilian has been the best attacking midfielder so far this term by a long way, scoring consistently and saving the club when the strikers have failed to provide.
Andre Schurrle: The German has been steady since arriving in west London and has been reliable if not spectacular. Adds a bit more of a genuine attacking threat than the other options.
Willian: Seemingly a purchase by Chelsea to ensure Spurs didn’t get the winger, meaning Willian is unlikely to get a great reception at the Lane. May not play for that very reason.
Mourinho’s men certainly have the more talented options, but in terms of form Spurs storm it with at least four of their six looking brilliant. This could well edge it for the home side.