It will be an interesting weekend in the Premier League as the top clubs prepare to face each other in must wins fixtures. Second Place Manchester United travel to London to face third place Tottenham at White Hart Lane knowing that a loss could heavily dent their chances of retaining the trophy this season.
In the reverse leg of this fixture at the beginning of the season, United beat Tottenham 3-0 at the theatre of dreams with Welbeck, Anderson and Rooney all getting on the score sheet.
How things have changed as Tottenham are now only 8 points behind in position 3 on the table. That said, the game will not be about trying to pip United to Second place as much as it will be about solidifying their current standings.
Both Arsenal and Chelsea are only 7 points behind them in 4th and 5th place respectively and keenly eying one of the few limited slots for a Champions League Berth. Redknapp knows that he cannot avoid any slip ups especially with 12 games left in the season.
Moreover, Redknapp will be counting on Liverpool to defeat Arsenal when they meet at Anfield tomorrow. Arsenal who are coming off an impressive 5-2 drubbing of Tottenham will have the momentum to continue on with their good performances ahead of their 7th place hosts.
However, you can’t really write off Liverpool who only last week picked up their first trophy under Kenny Dalglish. Meanwhile, also in action this weekend are Manchester City and Chelsea who both have rather easy opposition
Leaders Man City face Bolton at home and having already maintained their 100% per cent home record so far, 19th placed Bolton should be no problem. Chelsea on the other hand will travel to Sandwell to face 13th place West Bromwich Albion amid emerging reports of rising tensions between players.
So there you go, it promises to be an interesting weekend of football in England and one that could greatly impact the title race.
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