Chelsea forward Morata and United front man Lukaku were the toast of their clubs after celebrating their close-season transfers with a barrage of goals.
Victory would ensure Chelsea would maintain the pressure on those above them in the league but a defeat could leave them in a perilous position so early on in the season.
That's the opinion of Robbie Savage who believes it would be an exciting prospect to see the trio line up in the same side. References to income generated and other career opportunities to his boss while defending his work to the press, capped off with shushing the "experts" down a camera on the final whistle leaving Mauricio Pochettino hanging.
The Blues only have Victor Moses on the treatment table as they look for just their third home win of the season - a stat which puts them 11th in the Premier League home records.
Jon Turner: Chelsea signing Morata or United landing Lukaku - which club got better deal? I struggled a lot in my life, as a player and then as a coach also. The softly-softly approach for over a year has patently had no impact. It is almost a drug for thePortuguese who cannot live without verbal sparring and seems to endure football rather than enjoy it. He rarely smiles, apart from a sarcastic grin when a referee fails to award United a decision in its favor.
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Hasselbaink, a two-time Premier League golden boot winner, does not expect a glut of goals at his old stomping ground and instead expects Jose Mourinho's pragmatic tactics to keep the scoreline tight.
Chelsea and Manchester United, as well as Tottenham Hotspur who welcome Crystal Palace on Sunday, will be hoping Arsene Wenger's men can cause an upset at the Etihad and blow the title race wide open.
Ahead of this weekend's Super Sunday, Sky Sports pundit Matt Le Tissier was tasked with putting together a combined XI of players from City, United, Arsenal and Chelsea.
Chelsea's Alvaro Morata has reportedly yet to adjust to life in London. It's normal, it's football. Conte has challenged his players to demonstrate their worth in this match, labelling the fixture as the kind of moment that shows whether you are "winners or losers".
"I know that you know that, you just pretend because it's convenient for you to pretend that this didn't exist".