Manchester City will have the opportunity to reclaim top spot in the Premier League this weekend when they meet Stoke City on Saturday evening.
With leaders Manchester United not scheduled to play Fulham until Monday, and only three points will be good enough to propel City above their local rivals.
However, Roberto Mancini's side will face a stern examination at the Britannia Stadium against a Tony Pulis side looking to climb into the upper reaches of the table.
Elsewhere, Chelsea could enhance their chances of qualifying for next season's Champions League when they face Tottenham in the weekend's early kick-off, with the latter suffering a horrible run of form.
Harry Redknapp's side have taken only one point from their last four fixtures, and had a last minute equaliser from Rafa van der Vaart to thank for claiming a last gasp draw against Stoke in midweek.
Premier League fixtures in full:
Chelsea v Tottenham
Arsenal v Aston Villa
Bolton v Blackburn
Liverpool v Wigan
Norwich v Wolves
Sunderland v QPR
Swansea v Everton
Stoke v Man City
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