Manchester City travel to Crystal Palace with an eye on the Premier League title

Meanwhile, Chelsea will look to extend their lead over fifth placed West Ham when they host relegation-threatened Fulham. Everton will play Aston Villa at Goodison Park later in the night.

Man City travel to Selhurst Park to take on Crystal Palace in the Premier League fixture; Credit: Twitter/@ManCity
By Sreejith C R | May 1, 2021 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Manchester City are comfortably placed on top of the Premier League points table with 77 points from 33 games. Pep Guardiola’s side has a ten-point lead over second-placed Manchester United. City could seal their third Premier League title in four years, this weekend when they travel to Selhurst Park to take on Crystal Palace on Saturday’s early fixture. Chelsea will host relegation-threatened Fulham later on the day. Thomas Tuchel’s men will be looking to extend their lead over fifth-placed West Ham United to six points, with a victory at home.

A win for Man City and a loss for Man united against Liverpool on Sunday will seal the title for Guardiola’s side. City go to Selhurst Park following a come from behind 1-2 away victory against PSG in the mid-week. They will host PSG in the reverse fixture of the Champions League semi-final on May 5th. Therefore, Guardiola will be expected to rest some of his players on Saturday.

Crystal Palace are placed 13th in the points table with 38 points from 32 games. Roy Hodgson’s side has almost ensured their survival in the Premier League, having an 11 point gap from the relegation zone. They will be looking to extend City’s wait to lift the title with a home victory. But, that looks unlikely, as Palace have won just one of their previous five league games.

Chelsea host Fulham later in the day. Chelsea are placed fourth in the table with 58 points from 33 games. The Blues have won two of their last three league games and are looking to extend their lead in the race for a European spot. Tuchel’s side secured a 1-1 draw away to Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final first leg on mid-week and will host the Los Blancos in the reverse fixture on May 6th. Therefore, Tuchel will be tempted to rest some of his players against Fulham.

Fulham are 18th in the points table with 27 points from 33 games. They are seven points away from safety and have only one point from their previous five games. Scott Parker’s side desperately needs to win all their remaining matches to keep themselves alive in the race for survival in the Premier League.

In the other fixtures of the day, Brighton will host Leeds United and later at night, Everton will play Aston Villa at the Goodison Park. Everton are just six points adrift the European spot. Carlo Ancelotti’s side have a game in hand, and a win will take them above Tottenham and Liverpool, and level on points with West Ham.