After a break for FA Cup action, the Premier League resumes with a truncated programme for match week 26 – which Chelsea aim to begin by moving 11 points clear at the top of the table.
2016-17 Premier League fixtures
|Date - Time||Event Name|| Location|
|26 Feb 2017 12:00||Tottenham Hotspur vs Stoke City||White Hart Lane|
|27 Feb 2017 20:00||Leicester City vs Liverpool||King Power Stadium|
This weekend's Premier League action
The champions-elect had their march to the title slowed down a little when they were held in their last league game, drawing 1-1 away to Burnley and therefore achieving a worse result at Turf Moor than non-League club Lincoln City did in the FA Cup six days later!
But the Blues will hope to pile further pressure on their pursuers and extend their advantage at the summit to 11 points by winning Saturday’s match at home to Swansea City, who have won three of their last four games to ease their relegation worries under manager Paul Clement – the former assistant at Stamford Bridge to Carlo Ancelotti.
The reason why there are fewer Premier League matches than usual this weekend, eight rather than 10, is because Manchester United face Southampton in the EFL Cup Final at Wembley – and the Red Devils will be hoping one or two of their rivals for the top four places drop points.
By that, we mean Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool because Manchester City and Arsenal are not in action, but Spurs are red-hot favourites to move back up to second position by beating Stoke City at White Hart Lane.