Arsenal host Tottenham in the pick of these weekend's Premier League encounters, with three points seemingly more important for the former.

A win for the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium will seem them close the gap on their north London rivals to ten points and reinforce their claim for a place in next season's Champions League.

Spurs, meanwhile, still retain feint of winning the league this term and three points against Arsenal will not only secure bragging rights but provide further proof that Harry Redknapp's team are a side to be reckoned with.

Elsewhere, leaders Manchester City face Blackburn Rovers at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening at the Etihad Stadium and have the opportunity to extend their gap at the top of the table to five points, with Manchester United scheduled to play on Sunday.

United face a tricky encounter against Paul Lambert's high flying Norwich at Carrow Road, knowing only a win will be enough to keep the pace with City.

Weekend fixtures in full...

Chelsea v Bolton

Newcastle v Wolves

QPR v Fulham

West Brom v Sunderland

Wigan v Aston Villa

Man City v Blackburn

Arsenal v Tottenham

Norwich v Man Utd

Stoke v Swansea

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