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EPL Preview: Relegation fight hots up even as title fight reduces to Chelsea, Tottenham contest

EPL Preview: Relegation fight hots up even as title fight reduces to Chelsea, Tottenham contest

Reigning champions Leicester City have stumbled lately under Craig Shakespeare but a win at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday would all but guarantee their Premier League future following a 1-0 loss to Arsenal in midweek.

Premier League: Chelsea up against Southampton; Spurs face tough challenge against Crystal Palace

Premier League: Chelsea up against Southampton; Spurs face tough challenge against Crystal Palace

Hazard, who came off the bench to score a superb goal for Chelsea on Saturday, said the FA Cup win could be just the boost they needed after a galling defeat in the league against Manchester United the week before.

Chelsea's N`Golo Kante awarded Player of the Year by Professional Footballer's Association

Chelsea's N`Golo Kante awarded Player of the Year by Professional Footballer's Association

Kante, who also faces an FA Cup final date against Arsenal, said Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, like Leicester`s title winning manager Claudio Ranieri an Italian, had instilled a winning mentality into the players.

FA Cup semi-final, Chelsea vs Tottenham: Eden Hazard comes of the bench to fire Blues into final

FA Cup semi-final, Chelsea vs Tottenham: Eden Hazard comes of the bench to fire Blues into final

Blues boss Conte sprang a major surprise by starting with Hazard and Diego Costa on the bench in the Wembley semi-final as he looked ahead to the Premier League leaders` vital fixture against Southampton on Tuesday.

EPL Sunday Report: Manchester United rock Chelsea to ignite title race, Liverpool on rise

EPL Sunday Report: Manchester United rock Chelsea to ignite title race, Liverpool on rise

United were also knocked out of the FA Cup quarter-finals by Chelsea last month and avenging those painful losses kept alive their bid to qualify for the Champions League via a top four finish.

EPL Saturday Report: Tottenham hot on Chelsea`s heels, Manchester City up to third

EPL Saturday Report: Tottenham hot on Chelsea`s heels, Manchester City up to third

Harry Kane, making his first start since suffering an ankle injury five weeks ago, scored his 20th league goal this season with a predatory 48th minute effort.

EPL Saturday Report: Hazard, Alonso send Chelsea closer to title; Aguero strikes as Man City end winless run

EPL Saturday Report: Hazard, Alonso send Chelsea closer to title; Aguero strikes as Man City end winless run

Tottenham Hotspur had cut Chelsea`s lead to four points by crushing Watford 4-0, but Antonio Conte`s men responded to take another step towards the title.

EPL Preview: Leaders Chelsea hope to fend off Tottenham pressure

EPL Preview: Leaders Chelsea hope to fend off Tottenham pressure

With just eight games remaining Chelsea are clinging to a precious seven-point lead over second-placed Tottenham, but the Blues are showing a few glimpses of vulnerability.

Tottenham starlet Dele Alli banned for three European matches for horror tackle — VIDEO

Tottenham starlet Dele Alli banned for three European matches for horror tackle — VIDEO

 Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has been suspended for three European club matches for his sending off against Gent last month, UEFA announced on Friday.

Premier League: Manchester City held to 1-1 draw by Liverpool; Tottenham beat Southampton 2-1

Premier League: Manchester City held to 1-1 draw by Liverpool; Tottenham beat Southampton 2-1

City defender Gael Clichy gifted Liverpool a 51st minute penalty when he was beaten to a high ball by Roberto Firmino and compounded his mistake by fouling the Liverpool forward in the area.

EPL PREVIEW: Five things to look for in thrilling final third of the season

EPL PREVIEW: Five things to look for in thrilling final third of the season

With a remarkable 17 wins from their last 20 league games, rarely has the phrase "runaway leaders" been more apt than when describing Chelsea`s seemingly unstoppable march to the championship.

Liverpool vs Arsenal: Jurgen Klopp under fire as Reds face Gunners

Liverpool vs Arsenal: Jurgen Klopp under fire as Reds face Gunners

The Reds` 3-1 defeat at Leicester on Monday exposed significant defensive weaknesses once again as a campaign that once promised much continued to unravel.

EPL Sunday Report: Chelsea go 10 points clear with draw at Burnley; Leicester in serious trouble after Swansea defeat

EPL Sunday Report: Chelsea go 10 points clear with draw at Burnley; Leicester in serious trouble after Swansea defeat

Premier League leaders Chelsea moved 10 points clear at the top even as defending champions Leicester run into series trouble following defeat at Swansea on Sunday.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho taunts Chelsea defense style, says it's a big change in English football

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho taunts Chelsea defense style, says it's a big change in English football

Jose Mourinho took a swipe at his old club Chelsea as the Manchester United boss accused the Premier League leaders of lacking style.

Premier League: Harry Kane's penalty helps Spurs beat Middlesbrough 1-0

Premier League: Harry Kane's penalty helps Spurs beat Middlesbrough 1-0

Spurs are nine points off runaway leaders Chelsea, and maintains their hold on second place.

FA Cup: Liverpool fall prey to Wolves, Spurs survive Wycombe scare

FA Cup: Liverpool fall prey to Wolves, Spurs survive Wycombe scare

Seven-times FA Cup winners Liverpool lost 2-1 at home to second-tier Wolves as the Merseysiders` season went from bad to worse.

EPL Preview: Chelsea won't dwell on Diego Costa, Tottenham plan Manchester City misery

EPL Preview: Chelsea won't dwell on Diego Costa, Tottenham plan Manchester City misery

With Chelsea refusing to consider selling their leading scorer, Conte appears to have smoothed any troubled waters and Costa returned to full training this week.

EPL Preview: Manchester United brace for Liverpool crunch, Chelsea eye recovery at Leicester

EPL Preview: Manchester United brace for Liverpool crunch, Chelsea eye recovery at Leicester

United go into the Old Trafford showdown in fine fettle after beating Hull in the League Cup semi-final first leg in midweek to extend their winning streak in all competitions to nine matches.

Kane and Alli strike twice as Tottenham crush Watford

Kane and Alli strike twice as Tottenham crush Watford

Kane pounced in the 27th and 33rd minutes, both from Kieran Trippier assists, and Dele Alli also struck twice for the visitors with goals either side of halftime as Watford were punished for slack defending.

Former Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez agrees to join Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua

Former Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez agrees to join Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua

Chinese Super League clubs had already splashed out more than $400 million on players this year, after President Xi Jinping laid out a vision of turning the country into a football power.