English Premier League action returns in full force this week after many clubs spent the weekend focusing on the FA Cup. The halfway point of the EPL season is now clearly in the rear-view mirror, meaning every match is key as teams battle for position.
Manchester United enter the two-match week as the league leaders, but only by five points, which is down from seven. It also means rival Manchester City could take the top spot by week's end if everything fell their way.
The ongoing battle between Tottenham, Everton and Arsenal for fourth place is just as intriguing. The clubs are separated by just four points, and Liverpool are among the teams lurking with hope of making a run down the stretch.
As if the week needed any more reason for fans to pay close attention, the midseason transfer window also comes to a close. So let's look at some of the latest news and rumors on that front before previewing and making predictions for this week's matches.