This weekend is another big one. It’s the last weekend in March and there is still plenty to be resolved at both the top and bottom of the Premier League. Three points cover the top three in the title race whilst just the four points cover the bottom five in the battle to avoid relegation.
So, here are our ten players to watch in this weekend’s Premier League action:
A lot has been said about Gerrard walking a tightrope as he is one booking away from a two game suspension at a critical point in Liverpool's title challenge. However, like he showed against Sunderland, he is also coming up with some crucial moments for the Reds as they look to secure their first league title in 24 years. Will he come up with another piece of inspiration against Tottenham on Sunday?
Sigurdsson has said he doesn’t regret opting for a move to Tottenham instead of this weekend’s opponents Liverpool despite the two side’s respective fortunes this season. The Iceland international scored a late winner for Spurs against Southampton to keep alive their faint hopes of making it into the top four. Can he provide another key moment in their season at the weekend?
Toure has been in terrific form of late and has become City’s top goalscorer in the league as they look to be in control of the title race. A difficult game this weekend awaits as they take on Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium – even if the Gunners have hit a rocky patch. If he is given the space by the home side, expect Toure to thrive once again.
Terry has had a terrific season at the back for Chelsea as they travel to Selhurst Park to come up against the difficult, and physical threat of Tony Pulis's Crystal Palace side. Every point matters in this title race, and Chelsea won't want to slip up in what is a potential banana skin.
The Arsenal defence really needs to tighten up after the past two disappointing results against Chelsea and Swansea, and with Laurent Koscielny out injured, responsibility at the back falls to Vermalen against Manchester City. If City start as quickly as they did at Old Trafford it is going to be a big effort from the Arsenal backline to get through unscathed.
Mata was poor in the Manchester derby against Manchester City, but this weekend brings about an opportunity to put that behind them as Manchester United take on Aston Villa at Old Trafford. With no Robin Van Persie, Mata may get his opportunity in a more central position again this weekend, but he - along with the rest of the United side - need to step up their performance level.
Barkley has thrown his hat into the ring for goal of the season after his terrific solo effort against Newcastle United in the week helped Everton close in to withinsix points of the top four. It's two in two now for the 20-year-old, and he certainly has the quality to inspire a late surge for the Toffees to qualify for next season's Champions League.
Monday night sees a massive game for Sunderland at the Stadium of Light against West Ham United, one they feel they must take three points from in order to give their Premier League survival bid a big boost. Ki is a player who can pull the strings in the middle of the park, and can have a cool head in pressure situations. For those reasons, his performance could have a big effect on the outcome between the two sides.
Mutch showed against Liverpool that he has so much to his game. He has a good touch, a good eye for goal and a big aerial presence. Cardiff City travel to relegation rivals West Bromwich Albion this weekend, and a big performance from Mutch could be vital if the Bluebirds are to boost their survival chances.
Sessegnon spent a fairly lengthy period on the sidelines but returned for West Brom's win over Swansea City. The Baggies will be keen to bounce back from their disappointing defeat to Hull City, and Sessegnon has the creativity and unpredictability to make it a difficult afternoon for Cardiff City. He could well be the man to pop up with the match winner if the Baggies are victorious at The Hawthorns.