Following some very interesting midweek action, the Premier League again takes centre stage over the next three days.
Liverpool’s inability to beat lesser teams once again reared its ugly head on Wednesday night, as the Reds could only draw 2-2 with Bournemouth at Anfield.
Attention now turns to Saturday’s clash away to Stoke City, with another negative result having the potential to sabotage Liverpool’s top-four hopes.
At the bottom, Hull City‘s win over Middlesbrough felt huge, while Leicester City and Burnley both picked up three points to pull clear. Defeats for Crystal Palace and West Ham leave them teetering above the relegation zone.
There are 10 matches to look forward to in the coming days – here is a look at the best of the action to keep an eye on.
Can Spurs crank up the pressure on Chelsea?
When did Tottenham become so mentally resolute?
They have been ridiculed over the years for having a soft underbelly, but Wednesday’s impressive late 3-1 win at Swansea showed them in a new light.
The victory kept them seven points behind leaders Chelsea, and while that gap remains significant, they have a chance to heap pressure on the Blues this weekend.
Mauricio Pochettino and his players will still be smarting from falling short in last season’s title race, but it may stand them in good stead between now and May.
You just never know.
Bournemouth out to thwart champions-in-waiting
Bournemouth showed character to nick a draw at Anfield on Wednesday, and the tough fixtures keep coming for them this weekend.
The Cherries welcome Chelsea to Dean Court for the 5:30pm game, as Antonio Conte’s side look to take another step towards glory.
Their midweek win over Man City was vital, especially with Spurs’ late show, but failure to back it up this weekend could leave them only four or five points clear at the top.
A Spurs victory earlier in the day would give this match some added spice – Eddie Howe’s side are not totally safe from relegation yet, so they will be up for it.
Are Arsenal set for their annual late surge?
Write Arsenal off at your peril.
We all know how poor the Gunners have been of late, but they are also known for enjoying imperious finishes to the season.
Admittedly, it is always too late to win the title, but history suggests they always manage sneak into one of the top-four places.
That said, they only beat a woefully out-of-form West Ham outfit on Wednesday, and Sam Allardyce’s Eagles should give them a far tougher game.
Palace are desperate for the points, following their 3-1 defeat at Southampton, so this should be a good watch.
Easy three points for Manchester duo?
City are at home to Hull, and although Marco Silva continues to do a tremendous job in steering the Tigers away from survival, the hosts should have too much.
Their attacking quality is arguably the best in the league, and Hull will find it too hard to keep them at bay for an entire 90 minutes.
United, meanwhile, take on under-fire former manager David Moyes, whose Sunderland side are now all but resigned to relegation.
The Black Cats have been so poor throughout the season, and for all United’s constant drawing of matches, they should breeze past their Championship opponents on Sunday.
Defeat for Hammers could spell trouble
For so long, it looked as though West Ham‘s season was petering out. A mid-table finish appeared a given, with very little to play for between March and May.
Slaven Bilic’s side have lost their last five matches, however, and it is now seven games without their last win, which came at Southampton on February 4.
On Saturday, the Hammers entertain Swansea, on an afternoon that could see the hosts get dragged even further into the relegation scrap.
Paul Clement is doing a good job with the Swans, despite their heartbreaking defeat to Spurs, and they will fancy their chances of sneaking a draw, at worst.
There are five points separating West Ham (15th) and Swansea (18th), so the result at London Stadium could be absolutely vital. A home win feels the least likely of the three possible outcomes.
Fixtures, UK TV Info & Predictions
Man City vs. Hull – 3pm
Stoke vs. Liverpool – 3pm
West Ham vs. Swansea – 3pm