Chelsea host Arsenal in Week 31 knowing that they cannot afford to drop any more points after their 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa.
The Gunners will be hoping to further close the gap on the top spot with a win on the back of their 1-0 victory at Tottenham.
With crunch games in the relegation battle between Hull and West Brom and Norwich vs. Sunderland, it's all to play for—once again—in the Premier League.
|Date||Time||Fixture||TV Info||Live Stream||Prediction|
|March 22||12.45 p.m. GMT, 8.45 a.m. ET||Chelsea vs. Arsenal||BT Sport||BT Sport app||2-1|
|March 22||3 p.m. GMT, 11 a.m. ET||Cardiff vs. Liverpool||NBC Sport Live Extra||NBC Sport Live Extra app||1-3|
|March 22||3 p.m. GMT, 11 a.m. ET||Everton vs. Swansea||NBC Sport Live Extra||NBC Sport Live Extra app||2-0|
|March 22||3 p.m. GMT, 11 a.m. ET||Hull vs. West Brom||NBC Sport Live Extra||NBC Sport Live Extra app||1-2|
|March 22||3 p.m. GMT, 11 a.m. ET||Man City vs. Fulham||NBC Sport Live Extra||NBC Sport Live Extra app||4-1|
|March 22||3 p.m. GMT, 11 a.m. ET||Newcastle vs. Crystal Palace||NBC Sport Live Extra||NBC Sport Live Extra app||1-1|
|March 22||3 p.m. GMT, 11 a.m. ET||Norwich vs. Sunderland||NBC Sport Live Extra||NBC Sport Live Extra app||0-2|
|March 22||3 p.m. GMT, 11 a.m. ET||West Ham vs. Man Utd||Sky Sports||Sky Sports app||1-0|
|March 23||1.30 p.m. GMT, 9.30 a.m. ET||Tottenham vs. Southampton||NBC Sport Live Extra||NBC Sport Live Extra app||3-1|
|March 23||4 p.m. GMT, 12 p.m. ET||Aston Villa vs. Stoke||NBC Sport Live Extra||NBC Sport Live Extra app||2-2|
Chelsea vs. Arsenal
Both sides enter this London derby on the back of very different circumstances, as league leaders Chelsea know that they must win to maintain pole position.
However, Arsene Wenger's men will be buoyed by their North London derby win and will take great comfort in their display away from the Emirates Stadium last time out.
The Blues will be without Ramires and Willian, who were both sent off during the defeat at Villa Park, leaving Jose Mourinho to shuffle his pack.
Mourinho's return to the club has sparked a revival at Stamford Bridge, with the side looking for their first Premier League title since 2010.
When a person [like Mourinho] says good things about you, wants the best out of you, it's always a good thing, It shows that you're on the right track and that you still have a lot to accomplish, because talent is good but you can do better. It is up to me now to work hard in order to reach the best possible level, and that can be through training and games.
It's not that he makes me improve or anything, He lets people do their own thing, he gives a lot of confidence to his players, he motivates us with small statements, small sentences in the newspapers or face to face. I think I am giving that back to him on the pitch. As I often say, I hope it will last.
The hosts will be looking to get back to winning ways after defeat in the Midlands but will have to be cautious as they come up against a resilient Gunners side.
Who will win?
Arsenal haven't won the league in 10 years and will be looking to rewrite history, knowing that this season's title race could see a massive boost with a win against Mourinho's men.
The club had Tomas Rosicky to thank for their winner against Spurs but will be hoping that Olivier Giroud can add to his 12 league goals this term, per WhoScored.com.
If Arsenal are to cause an upset at the Bridge, though, they will have to be a lot more clinical in front of goal than they were at White Hart Lane.
Prediction: Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal
Hull vs. West Brom
Steve Bruce's Hull side will be looking to overturn their 2-0 defeat against Manchester City last time out, as West Brom travel to the KC Stadium.
However, as proven by the Baggies' 2-1 win at Swansea, Pepe Mel's side won't be easy to beat in the relegation six-pointer.
Hull have played their last four matches in all competitions at home, per WhoScored, scoring six and conceding seven, recording two wins and two defeats.
Mel's confidence going into the game will be brimming following his side's first win in his tenure. He'll be looking to make it back-to-back wins as West Brom aim to guide themselves away from danger.
Who will win?
Sitting in 16th place just three points above the drop zone, only a win will do for the Baggies.
Given their optimism after bagging two goals—despite going a goal down early on against the Swans, they still managed a victory—the Baggies will be up for their second Great Escape since 2005.
Hull's mixed bag of results at home also puts them in line for defeat against Mel's men, and thus to be dragged into the scrap themselves.
Prediction: Hull 1-2 West Brom
Norwich vs. Sunderland
The other two sides set to go all out for six-pointer success are Norwich and Sunderland, who sit just three places apart in the bottom half.
Sunderland battled their way through a goalless draw against Crystal Palace last time out, failing to capitalise against another relegation candidate.
Meanwhile, Norwich scored two late goals through Johan Elmander and Robert Snodgrass but couldn't find a third, as Southampton made their class count in a 4-2 win.
As tweeted by football pundit Richard Keys, Norwich need to start scoring more—especially their substitutes:
Elmander's 1st P Lge goal for Notwich at 23rd attempt. 1 st Norwich sub to score this season— Richard Keys (@richardajkeys) March 15, 2014
Who will win?
Norwich sit in 18th place in the Premier League Form Table, while Sunderland sit in the lofty heights of 10th place. Two home wins in the last five, compared with Sunderland’s three away wins in the last five, give the Black Cats slight supremacy.
However, as always in football, statistics rarely apply to individual matches, and it'll be Sunderland's ability to score from all areas that make them the hotter prospect for victory.
Prediction: Norwich 0-2 Sunderland