Aston Villa v Chelsea
Key Battle: Improving Chelsea won in the week and Fernando Torres will hope to get the better of James Collins against Villa.
Player to Watch: Juan Mata is the danger man for Chelsea who can carve opponents apart at will.
Talking Point: Villa have been poor of late whilst Chelsea are desperate for points
Everton v West Brom
Key Battle: Youssuf Mulumbu will have to keep Leon Osman quiet if West Brom’s goal is to be untroubled at the weekend.
Player to Watch: Nikica Jelavic has looked dangerous since signing from Rangers and should cause West Brom problems
Talking Point: With little to play for, West Brom appear to be looking forward to the summer already – whilst Everton’s minds are focused on the FA Cup
Fulham v Norwich
Key Battle: Fulham will hope to do better than they did against Swansea at home recently, and they will be glad Grant Holt is out – but Steve Morison is not, and he could be a handful for Brede Hangeland.
Player to Watch: Clint Dempsey is often on the end of Fulham’s most dangerous pieces of play and he could strike for them at any moment.
Talking Point: Two teams again with little to play for in the league on paper, but who have had good seasons and will want to show how good they are again.
Man City v Sunderland
Key Battle: Lee Cattermole is charged with closing down and annoying opponents with his running, and he could cause David Silva all kinds of problems
Player to Watch: Sergio Aguero has not scored with the prolific rate he was at the start of the season, but has the talent to spark into life.
Talking Point: Stoke angered City with their physical approach last week and Sunderland will look to do the same, but may be tired and disappointed after a Cup defeat in the week
QPR v Arsenal
Key Battle: Joey Barton will be tasked with getting in the face of the Arsenal midfield, and he has previous with Alex Song and Gervinho
Player to Watch: Robin van Persie has not scored for Arsenal in two matches, which begs the question – surely he will this weekend?
Talking Point: QPR need points but are without Djibril Cisse, again, whilst Arsenal have won seven on the trot
Wigan v Stoke
Key Battle: Mo Diame and Dean Whitehead will be a tough physical battle and Wigan will need Diame to come out on top.
Player to Watch: Victor Moses has looked bright for Wigan recently but sometimes doesn’t pass when team mates are in better positions
Talking Point: Wigan need the points more, but will find it tough against a very physical Stoke
Wolves v Bolton
Key Battle: A tough relegation battle, and Ivan Klasnic can cause Roger Johnson all kinds of problems if at his best
Player to Watch: Matt Taylor has the ability to pop up with big, important goals for Bolton.
Talking Point: Wolves look the weakest team in the league right now whilst Bolton are battling bravely against the drop and for their stricken midfielder Fabrice Muamba
Newcastle v Liverpool
Key Battle: Liverpool will need Steven Gerrard firing on all cylinders, but Newcastle will hope Yohan Cabaye can outshine him
Player to Watch: Hatem Ben Arfa was brilliant last weekend against West Brom and can cause Liverpool problems
Talking Point: Few would have bet Newcastle being above Liverpool at this stage of the season, and this will be a key battle between the European contenders
Tottenham v Swansea
Key Battle: Gareth Bale is looking like he is getting back to his best form and will hope to shine against Swansea and their full back Angel Rangel.
Player to Watch: Leon Britton will be the man Tottenham need to stop spraying around his Xavi-like passes in the Swansea midfield
Talking Point: Tottenham look revitalised for a final push for the Champions League, but Swansea have been brilliant this year
Blackburn v Man Utd
Key Battle: Wayne Rooney will hope to continue his good form against Blackburn and Grant Hanley at the back for them
Player to Watch: Antonio Valencia provides so many assists that Blackburn will have to watch him closely on Monday night
Talking point: United appear to be strolling to the title now, but Blackburn have spirit and could cause them problems