ottenham against Brighton kicks off another packed week of Premier League football in north London on Saturday.
Resurgent Spurs are looking to further strengthen their grip on fourth place with a fifth successive win and pile even more pressure on flagging rivals Arsenal, who could be six points off that final Champions League qualification spot by the time they take to the pitch against Southampton at St Mary’s.
Meanwhile, Roy Hodgson’s Watford surely must beat Brentford at Vicarage Road to have any hope of kick-starting a late fight against an immediate return to the Championship.
A weekend top-flight slate truncated by the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley continues on Sunday, with West Ham riding high after reaching the Europa League last four as they entertain relegation-battling Burnley, who made the surprise decision on Friday to sack the Premier League’s longest-serving manager Sean Dyche after 10 years and with only eight games left to play this term.
At the same time, two inconsistent sides square off as Leicester travel to battle Newcastle at St James’ Park.
The action continues with a bumper midweek schedule, including a huge showdown between hated north-west rivals Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp’s Reds will be hoping to see off their bitter foes and also leapfrog FA Cup semi-final opponents Manchester City at the summit, with Pep Guardiola’s men not in action until they host Brighton on Wednesday evening.
The gap at the top of the table remains at one point as things stand after a thrilling 2-2 draw between English football’s best two teams at the Etihad Stadium last weekend.
Elsewhere on Wednesday, Arsenal and Chelsea meet in a key all-London showdown at Stamford Bridge.
Premier League table 2021/22
Premier League 2021/22 fixtures, gameweek 33 (all times BST)
Saturday, April 16
1230 | Tottenham vs Brighton
1500 | Manchester United vs Norwich
1500 | Southampton vs Arsenal
1500 | Watford vs Brentford
Sunday, April 17
1415| Newcastle vs Leicester
1415 | West Ham vs Burnley
Tuesday, April 19
2000 | Liverpool vs Manchester United
Wednesday, April 20
1945 | Chelsea vs Arsenal
1945 | Everton vs Leicester
1945 | Newcastle vs Crystal Palace
2000 | Manchester City vs Brighton
Thursday, April 21
1945 | Burnley vs Southampton