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Who wins the Premiership, Chelsea or Man Utd?

THE curtains will be drawn today in the English Premiership with late evening games in 10 centres with both Chelsea and Manchester United angling for the title.

The Premier League title is Chelsea’s to lose, but Manchester United will not go down without a fight on what is expected to be a tense final day of the season.

With fourth place now decided, all eyes are on where the top-flight crown is destined. League leaders Chelsea host Wigan Athletic while Manchester United welcome Stoke City to Old Trafford.

Elsewhere, Arsenal must avoid defeat against Fulham if they are to fend off UEFA Champions League-bound Tottenham Hotspur who are hungry for third, while Hull City, Burnley and Portsmouth play their final Premier League fixtures for at least another campaign.

Table-toppers Chelsea who tackle Wigan, are boasting a one-point lead over current champions United while they also hold a nine-stronger goal difference. A draw versus the Latics could be enough to secure the title but only a victory will definitely seal them the prize no matter the result at Old Trafford.

With Wigan safe from the drop, few are giving them a chance at Stamford Bridge. But back in September, Roberto Martinez’s men beat the Blues 3-1. Of course this time the clash is not on a difficult pitch in the North West and with the scent of success in their nostrils, Chelsea will take some beating as they look to claim one half of a memorable double under Carlo Ancelotti.

Second-placed Manchester United must win against Stoke to stand any chance of retaining their crown and notching a fourth straight title.

The Red Devils head into the encounter having won their last three outings while the Potters’ last trip to a title contender – against Chelsea, in fact – ended in them conceding seven goals. But there is motivation for Stoke, who are on course to beat last term’s 12th-place finish, with ninth even achievable.

But a three-point haul at the Theatre of Dreams is a big ask, especially when considering Sir Alex Ferguson will demand his players at least end their term in the knowledge that they did everything on the final day to give them a chance of glory.

Off the back of their achievement of claiming fourth spot, Tottenham will be targeting one final hurrah to cap off a terrific season for Harry Redknapp’s men.

Spurs travel to Burnley aware that victory at Turf Moor coupled with a defeat for Arsenal would see them claim third spot ahead of their North London rivals. Burnley, though, will unlikely go down without a battle as their players look to give the fans a send-off they deserve. Yet the Clarets are on a three-game losing streak while Tottenham have won nine of their previous 12 league matches.


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