EPL Fixtures on 27 April
*All times SAST
Tottenham vs West Ham – 13:30
Tottenham will go a long way to securing a top four Premier League finish if they can seal victory over London rivals West Ham on Saturday lunchtime.
Three points will leave Spurs with at least a four-point buffer to fifth spot, depending on the results of Arsenal’s trip to Leicester and Chelsea’s showdown with Manchester United on Sunday.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men had to be patience personified on Tuesday night, as they left it late to beat Brighton thanks to Christian Eriksen’s goal.
It leaves them in pole position to finish third in the EPL.
West Ham are ready for the beach and sit 11th in the table coming into the weekend.
The Hammers could use a bit of success, though, having lost three of their last four winless games.
Southampton vs Bournemouth – 16:00
Southampton will be all but certain of Premier League survival if they can beat south coast rivals Bournemouth at St Mary’s Stadium on Saturday.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men scrounged a point at Watford on Tuesday night to inch closer to safety, with Shane Long scoring a record-busting opener for the Saints inside eight seconds at Vicarage Road.
Bournemouth could yet finish below their hosts, having fallen apart for large parts of the run-in, even becoming a rare away victim for already-relegated Fulham last weekend.
Watford vs Wolves – 16:00
Watford and Wolves meet for something of a showdown for seventh in the Premier League on Saturday.
The pair can push their claims for a shot at European football next season, with Wolves just having the upper hand thanks to a storming 3-1 win over Arsenal at Molineux in midweek.
Watford sit a point and a place behind them after being held at home by stubborn Southampton on Tuesday.
Brighton vs Newcastle – 18:30
Brighton face an anxious wait for their late Premier League kick off at home to Newcastle on Saturday.
The Seagulls are sweating on the result of relegation rivals Cardiff, with just three points separating the sides as the season reaches its climax.
Newcastle are safe as houses after recording back-to-back wins over Leicester and Southampton.
Crystal Palace vs Everton – 16:00
Everton go to Crystal Palace on Saturday with a push up the Premier League table still in mind for Marco Silva’s side.
The Toffees have an outside chance of securing European football for next season if they can continue a run that has seen them win four of their last five.
Palace are three places behind their visitors in 12th and are coasting serenely, if inconsistently, to the finish line.
Fulham vs Cardiff – 16:00
Fulham will look to extend the zombie arm to drag visiting Cardiff with them into the relegation abyss in the Premier League on Saturday.
Scott Parker’s side have beaten Everton and Bournemouth in their last two games – an ominous upturn in fortunes for Neil Warnock and his team.
The Bluebirds are desperate for a victory that would – at least temporarily – pull them level with Brighton on the other side of the dreaded dotted line.
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EPL Fixtures on 28 April
Manchester United vs Chelsea – 17:30
Manchester United and Chelsea collide on Sunday as the top four battle in the Premier League reaches the sharp end at Old Trafford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have trudged through an alarming run of form since the popular Norwegian’s appointment as permanent coach.
The Red Devils have lost three of their last four in the league to slip back out of the Champions League qualification places that they had worked so hard to break into.
Wednesday night’s troubling 2-0 defeat at home to cross-city rivals Manchester City was an added dent to the egos of all in red, with three points the gap to this weekend’s visitors in fourth.
Chelsea are also stuttering towards the summer after going two games without a win.
The Blues could only gaze in wonder a fortnight ago as title-chasing Liverpool swept them aside 2-0 at Anfield.
Then came a thoroughly annoying 2-2 draw at home to struggling Burnley on Monday night, which ended in a row that said more about the collective mental state of the Londoners than anything else.
Maurizio Sarri’s men nevertheless begin the weekend as the men in possession of that coveted fourth spot.
Burnley vs Manchester City – 15:05
Manchester City’s title tilt takes the short hop north to tackle battling Burnley at Turf Moor in the Premier League on Sunday.
City are fresh from a remarkably routine 2-0 victory over cross-city rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford in midweek.
It put the reigning champions back above contenders Liverpool by a single point ahead of the Reds’ fixture on Friday night.
Pep Guardiola’s side have won a ridiculous 11 straight EPL games as they close out the campaign in style.
Substance has been the order of the day for Burnley, who gritted their teeth to come away from Chelsea with a point and a 2-2 draw on Monday night.
The Clarets have battled back well from a nightmare first half of the season, with no more than a point needed for survival going into this weekend.
Sean Dyche’s side are now eyeing a famous scalp to continue their four-game unbeaten run.
Leicester vs Arsenal – 13:00
Arsenal need to pull themselves together sharpish as they go to Leicester in the Premier League on Sunday.
The Gunners are in serious danger of missing out on a top four finish after losing back-to-back games against Crystal Palace and Wolves, shipping three goals in each.
Unai Emery’s side have lost three of their last four with dreams of overtaking London rivals Tottenham for a shot at third long-since a thing of the past.
Leicester’s improvement under new boss Brendan Rodgers has also taken a rain check in recent weeks.
The Foxes were beaten in their last assignment at the King Power Stadium by Newcastle, before battling to a draw with West Ham last weekend.