This weekend it’s the big one that needs no introduction. Manchester United v Chelsea at Old Trafford in what is essentially a shootout for the Premier League title. Victory for Chelsea and the title race is wide open, a win for Man United and the 2010/11 Premier League crown is all but theirs.
Elsewhere Wigan go to Aston Villa and Blackpool travel to Tottenham in search of three valuable points in the battle to avoid the drop, while West Ham and Wolves host Blackburn and West Brom respectively as the trapdoor looms large for those at the bottom of the Premier League table.
Who will win this weekend? Well Chelsea fans look away now, here is what the experts think…
Football Writers’ Association Predictions – Week 40
Final April standings
1. Martin Lipton – 28 (6)
2. Patrick Barclay – 25 (4)
3. Steve Bates -25 (3)
4. Des Kelly – 25 (4)
5. Shaun Custis – 22 (4)
6. Andy Dunn – 22 (7)
7. Glenn Moore – 17 (3)
1. Steve Bates – 187
2. Martin Lipton – 185
3. Shaun Custis – 181
4. Glenn Moore – 175
5. Des Kelly – 174
6. Andy Dunn – 172
7. Patrick Barclay – 170
Patrick Barclay (The Times)
Aston Villa v Wigan: Latics to make another point.
Des Kelly (Daily Mail)
MAN UNITED V CHELSEA: Manchester United have a less than impressive record against the top clubs this season and the temptation is to mark this down as a banker draw. But, despite their stumbles away from home, United reign supreme at Old Trafford and having sealed a Champions League Final place I expect them to edge the win against Chelsea that will effectively guarantee them the title too.
Shaun Custis (The Sun)
Everton v Man City – City are looking to clinch that Champions League qualifying spot and should win at Goodison.
Andy Dunn (News of the World)
Stoke v Arsenal: Tony Pulis is sure to have one eye on the FA Cup final and without any real pressure, Arsenal should put on a good show. Away win.
Martin Lipton (The Mirror)
Tottenham v Blackpool: Spurs have forgotten how to win and seem happy to finish sixth, while a draw might just be enough to keep Blackpool in the top flight. Honours likely to be even
Steve Bates (The People)
Wolves v West Brom: West Brom might be safe and Wolves facing the drop – but this is a Midlands derby with plenty of spice so Roy Hodgson’s men won’t have the beach towels out just yet.
Glenn Moore (The Independent)
West Ham v Blackburn: Performances have picked up for West Ham, now they need results to follow, which should happen on Saturday.