Manchester City and Liverpool resume their epic battle for the English Premier League football title tomorrow after a midweek of contrasting Champions League fortunes, with both sides facing perilous fixtures.
City travel to Crystal Palace trailing Jurgen Klopp’s men by two points, but still with the title in their hands thanks to a game in hand.
However, the visit to Selhurst Park kicks off a tough run of fixtures in which Pep Guardiola’s men host Tottenham twice, play Manchester United at Old Trafford and face a tricky trip to Burnley.
The 1-0 defeat at Spurs in Tuesday’s first leg of their Champions League quarter-final snapped a 14-game winning streak and means Guardiola has huge calls to make with his team selection this weekend.
If he has one eye on Wednesday’s second leg on home soil, Palace could hurt City and hand Liverpool a title boost.
Roy Hodgson’s men inflicted City’s only home defeat of the campaign in December and also ended the champions’ record 18-game winning run in the English Premier League last season.
Victory for City to go back on top would flip the pressure onto Liverpool’s shoulders just minutes before they kick off against Chelsea at Anfield.
Chelsea are likely to be back down in fourth spot by the time they kick off, as Tottenham host already relegated Huddersfield today.
English Premiership Fixtures
Today: Tottenham Hotspur v Huddersfield Town (1:30pm); Fulham v Everton (4pm); Southampton v Wolverhampton Wanderers (4pm); Brighton & Hove Albion v AFC Bournemouth (4pm); Burnley v Cardiff City (4pm); Manchester United v West Ham United (6:30pm).
Tomorrow: Crystal Palace v Manchester City (3:05pm); Liverpool v Chelsea (5:30pm)
Monday: Watford v Arsenal (9pm)