That competitor is Madonna's greatest hits set Celebration (Warner Bros), which topped the albums charts last Sunday. It sold around 15,700 units yesterday, to Brand New Eyes' 23,500.
There should also be top ten entries for new albums from Newton Faulkner (the Ugly Truth-issued Rebuilt By Humans), Ian Brown (My Way [Fiction]), and Barbra Streisand (Love Is The Answer [Columbia]), while new albums from Alice In Chains, Paloma Faith, Basshunter, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hockey, Tina Turner, the Nolans and Zero 7 should all challenge for the top 30.
By marked contrast, the singles chart looks set to be rather static this Sunday: the top three of Taio Cruz, David Guetta feat Akon and Jay-Z feat Alicia Keys remain the same in midweek sales reports, with little significant movement within the top 10.
At this stage, new entries within the top 40 are likely to be limited to Paolo Nutini's Last Request (Atlantic) and Daughtry's What About Now (Epic).