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Race for Premier League top four heats up

New Delhi: As the Premier League weekend action heads for another big showdown, top clubs in and around the top four places have another chance at consolidating their position. Gameweek 24 promises to be a classic sort of affair with several high profile teams taking on each other including two big derbies.

Fifth placed Arsenal travel to London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in an early kick-off on Saturday at the White Hart Lane. Arsenal have been on a good run of games and have beaten Manchester City and Aston Villa convincingly in their last two EPL encounters.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will be looking to get the better of an in-form Spurs team in order to stake a claim in the top four slot. Both teams are playing really well and have potential match winners as it sets to be a crucial clash in an afternoon clash in London.

Meanwhile, Seventh placed Liverpool who have been on a run since late, take on Merseyside rivals Everton who are struggling this term after a solid performance last season. Liverpool have their talisman Daniel Sturridge back from injury and his performance capped with a goal against West Ham United last weekend will serve Brendan Rodgers a much needed boost.

Liverpool are on 38 points and could close in to the clubs ahead of them at the moment.

Southampton who lost last week against Swansea City, will be eager to get back on track against managerless QPR. The Saints could move up to third on Saturday with a win but only temporarily.

Meanwhile, Chelsea (1st) and Manchester City (2nd) will look to keep their places intact as they play struggling duo of Aston Villa and Hull City.

On Sunday Manchester United play the weekend's final match against West Ham and a victory could see them stay afloat above Southampton and Arsenal as they currently are. West Ham lie on 8th and are vying for a place in the European qualification.

With the contention for the top four being in a tight affair, all the teams involved cannot afford to slip. For now Premier League is all set for a decisive phase of the season and its a tough situation for all involved in the top plight.

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