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After a week full of games and more than a few marquee matchups, this week's slate of contests isn't quite as intriguing. Still, there are Champions League spots to be won and the relegation zone to avoid.
We start with Manchester United, which can wrap up the league title at home on Monday with a win at home against Aston Villa after Manchester City lost to Tottenham on Sunday. You have to imagine Arsenal fans will be rooting for the Red Devils to wrap up the title before the teams meet at the Emirates on Sunday in the game of the week.
The Gunners have the slimmest of leads in third place, just a point ahead of Chelsea and two points clear of Tottenham (with the latter clubs holding a game in hand). A loss to United would seriously harm the Gunners chances of playing in the Champions League next season, especially with Chelsea and Tottenham each playing winnable games against Swansea City and Wigan, respectively.
Barring an unforeseen collapse—and surprise loss against West Ham this week—City should be safe in the top four.
At this point, both Reading and QPR seem destined for relegation, with just 24 points on the season. The real battle will now be to avoid 18th. Wigan (18th) has a tough test against Chelsea, while Aston Villa (17th) faces Manchester United.
Newcastle (16th) has a tough test against Liverpool (even if Luis Suarez is out, which he should be), while Stoke City (15th) and Norwich City (13th) face in a key battle.
Finally, Everton will hope to make one last push to the Europa League—the Champions League seems out of the question at this point—and should be able to earn three points against Fulham.