A Big Blue laced with thoughts of revenge serves as the centrepiece of the Hyundai A-League Round 5, surrounded by four intriguing fixtures of high importance.
The international break means competition will resume on Friday, November 23 - and here's how you can watch all the Round 5 action.
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Western Sydney Wanderers v Newcastle Jets
Friday, November 23, 7:50pm (AEDT)
Western Sydney Wanderers play host to Newcastle Jets in their first match at Spotless Stadium this season.
Both sides drew their previous fixtures in vastly different circumstances, Newcastle salvaging a crucial point at home to Sydney FC thanks to Nick Cowburn's late intervention.
Wanderers squandered a two-goal advantage to share the points with Brisbane Roar in Mudgee and must feel an obligation to get off to a positive start at a venue that has at times felt like a burden.
How to watch: Tune in to FOX SPORTS 505 to catch the Friday night fixture, which kicks off at 7.50pm (AEDT). You can also stream the match on the MyFootball Live App, which is live, fast and data-free for Telstra mobile customers.
Round 5: Western Sydney Wanderers v Newcastle Jets
Wellington Phoenix v Adelaide United
Saturday, November 24, 5:35pm (AEDT)
Wellington Phoenix make a welcome return home looking to rekindle the spark of their Round 1 win over Newcastle.
Two deflating defeats in as many matches paint this as a key opportunity to keep in touch with the top six, of which Adelaide United are on the edge.
Not without their opportunities in the recent home loss to Perth Glory, the Reds have had time to regroup before their bid to notch a second successive away victory.
How to watch: Tune in to FOX SPORTS 505 to see what happens at Westpac Stadium from 5:35pm (AEDT).
Round 5: Wellington Phoenix v Adelaide United
Brisbane Roar v Melbourne City
Saturday, November 24, 7:50pm (AEDT)
John Aloisi will feel the time has come for Brisbane to begin winning following their fightback from a dire position in Mudgee.
Alex Lopez and Adam Taggart supplied the goals and are likely to again be key protagonists if Roar are to take down a City outfit that has had the wood over them in recent times.
For Warren Joyce's side, an excursion to Queensland should provide a measure of how much they can take from the 2-0 defeat of Phoenix.
How to watch: Find out whether Brisbane can bag three points for the first time this term LIVE and FREE on 10 Boss or tenplay, with kick off at 7.50pm (AEDT). You can also stream it live on the MyFootball Live App.
Round 5: Brisbane Roar v Melbourne City
Sydney FC v Melbourne Victory
Sunday, November 25, 5:00pm (AEDT)
Jubilee Stadium is the setting for what should be a special Big Blue between two teams on an upward curve.
Sydney FC are two points shy of leaders Perth, while Melbourne Victory have scooped maximum points from their past two games and appear to have found the right mix in midfield.
Ola Toivonen should also be fit for his Victory start, adding another storyline to a contest never short on drama.
And there's no greater incentive for the Sky Blues than to avenge last season's jaw-dropping Semi Final loss to the old enemy.
How to watch: Don't miss the Big Blue at 5:00pm (AEDT) on Fox Sports 505 or via the MyFootball Live App.
Round 5: Sydney FC v Melbourne Victory
Perth Glory v Central Coast Mariners
Sunday, November 25, 7.00pm (AEDT)
Round 5 concludes with a potentially chastening journey west for a Central Coast Mariners side low on confidence after their defeat at Victory.
A groundswell of title talk is already beginning to form around Glory following the mature triumph away to Adelaide that took Tony Popovic's team two points clear at the top.
Belief will be bubbling at an all-time high at nib Stadium, charging Central Coast with the role of party crashers.
How to watch: Find out if Perth can keep up their form on FOX SPORTS 505 from 7:00pm (AEDT) or tune in on the MyFootball Live App.