Chelsea and Manchester City tightened their stranglehold on the Premier League title race on Saturday, recording victories over struggling clubs to stretch further clear of their increasingly forlorn pursuers.
At Sylhurst Park, Jose Mourinho`s title chasing Chelsea received a shock-treatment from Crystal Palace, thanks to an own-goal from John Terry. Chelsea`s 0-1 London derby defeat to lowly Eagles have opened up the title race, once more.
Lionel Messi blew the La Liga title race wide open when the unstoppable Argentina forward netted a hat-trick in a 4-3 comeback win for the champions at 10-man Real Madrid in an action-paced `Clasico` on Sunday.
Arsene Wenger has the chance to ram Jose Mourinho`s words down his throat on Saturday when his Arsenal side travel to Stamford Bridge looking to snatch control of the Premier League title race from Chelsea.