here are only four Premier League matches taking place across the next three days as the FA Cup quarter-finals compete for the limelight this weekend.
The action begins at Craven Cottage on Friday night, with Fulham entertaining mid-table Leeds looking to seal a win that would take them out of the relegation zone and heap pressure on Newcastle ahead of Saturday evening’s crunch six-pointer against fellow strugglers Brighton on the south coast.
That key contest at the Amex Stadium is the sole top-flight clash taking place on Saturday, with Steve Bruce under huge pressure to get a positive result.
Speaking of managers under fire, Tottenham travel to Aston Villa on Sunday night with Jose Mourinho no doubt desperate for a positive response following his side’s humiliating Europa League exit in Zagreb on Thursday.
Earlier on Sunday, north London rivals Arsenal – who progressed through to the quarters despite their own poor defeat by Olympiacos – will hope to shake off that result against the Greeks and build on their derby success with another all-London showdown with top four-chasing West Ham.
Premier League fixtures and results (all times GMT unless stated)
Brighton vs Newcastle (8pm)
West Ham vs Arsenal (3pm)
Aston Villa vs Tottenham (7:30pm)