With the top English teams all present in the round of 16 of the Champions League, Week 27 of the Premier League calendar offers the chance of some shock results.
As the likes of Arsenal and Manchester City tackle tough European opposition in the next 10 days, the temptation to rest players might be too much for the sides as they try and balance their efforts across the remaining competitions.
With almost only a quarter of the season remaining, which players will step up to the plate and deliver the silverware to their clubs?
Here is a list of the Week 27 fixtures and a guide to where you can see all the action:
|Fixture||Date||Time (ET)||Time (GMT)||Stream|
|Chelsea v Everton||Feb. 22||7:45 a.m.||12:45 p.m.||NBC|
|Arsenal v Sunderland||Feb. 22||10 a.m.||3:00 p.m.||NBC Live Extra|
|Cardiff City v Hull City||Feb. 22||10 a.m.||3:00 p.m.||NBC Live Extra|
|Manchester City v Stoke City||Feb. 22||10 a.m.||3:00 p.m.||NBC Live Extra|
|West Brom v Fulham||Feb. 22||10 a.m||3:00 p.m.||NBC Live Extra|
|West Ham v Southampton||Feb. 22||10 a.m.||3:00 p.m.||NBC Live Extra|
|Crystal Palace v Manchester United||Feb. 22||12:30 p.m.||5:30 p.m.||NBC Live Extra|
|Liverpool v Swansea City||Feb. 23||8:30 a.m.||1:30 p.m.||NBC|
|Newcastle v Aston Villa||Feb. 23||8:30 a.m.||1:30 p.m.||NBC Live Extra|
|Norwich v Tottenham Hotspur||Feb. 23||11 a.m.||4:00 p.m.||NBC Live Extra|
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As a player who is very much around the fringes of the Arsenal first team, Week 27 could be a prime opportunity for the German international to stake a claim as Arsene Wenger looks to rotate his options due to Champions League commitments.
The vastly experienced player started against Liverpool in the FA Cup and scored the goal that eventually won the game, sparking huge celebrations.
Podolski has scored three goals from his eight league games this season, per Squawka, and is a useful squad player to have around for Wenger.
With Arsenal facing a season-defining couple of matches against Podolski's old club Bayern Munich, there is every chance that Wenger will rest his first-choice striker, Frenchman Olivier Giroud, and start the German forward up front.
The opposition of Sunderland should not give Podolski too much trouble and it is a great opportunity for him to show his manager his worth in the title run-in.
A couple of goals against the Black Cats will go a long way to helping the player's confidence and sealing a spot in the German World Cup squad for this summer's tournament.
Robin van Persie
He has suffered niggling injury after niggling injury, but you have to feel that Robin van Persie's season is due to explode into action sooner rather than later.
The Dutchman's presence has been restricted this season, but he has still managed to find the net despite his rather average form.
Van Persie's 15 league matches this season have still yielded an impressive 10 goals, per Squawka.
You can only imagine where Manchester United would be had David Moyes been able to keep his prime striker fit for most of the season.
Crystal Palace have been resolute at Selhurst Park in recent times, and van Persie will be man-marked and dealt with in a physical manner.
The player's body language has been strange since his return from injury and a big performance in South London is just what he needs to boost his own confidence.
United need a win, and it will be the man who won them the title last season who will be relied upon to deliver the points.
He might not be the greatest of dancers, but it is easy to argue that had Liverpool's hotshot striker Daniel Sturridge not missed the club's eight league matches in December, the Merseyside giant would be sat at the top of the table.
During those games Liverpool lost three times, proving his importance to the Reds. They missed him dearly, and so did Luis Suarez.
Sturridge has a magnificent return of 16 goals in 18 games this season, per Squawka, and has become the prime candidate to lead the line for England at the World Cup.
Keeping the player fit is of a primary concern for Brendan Rodgers as his team are much more potent with him in their ranks.
Can Liverpool win the Premier League title?
With Liverpool not having to contend with Champions League commitments during these next few weeks, there will be prime opportunities for the club to steal a march in the race for the championship.
You can expect Sturridge to have his shooting boots on as Swansea City visit Anfield, and the young hitman will continue his exploits that has seen his stock rise hugely in the past 12 months.
A Sturridge hat-trick will see the individual hit the magic "goal a game" ratio and more importantly could catapult his team to an unlikely Premier League title.