West Ham United played their last ever game at Upton Park before their move to Olympic Park next season. In a fitting farewell, they beat Manchester United 3-2 in a thriller, and followed it up with a grand farewell ceremony.
Andre Villas-Boas' Chelsea travel to the Theatre of Dreams to take on the champions on their own turf. TheHardTackle gives a know down on the game this weekend with an eye on all the team news, tactical information and facts on the biggest game of the season yet.
We take a look at the things you must keep a tab on during the six matches to be played on Saturday. Watch out! QPR, Bolton, Liverpool, Sunderland, Wolves, Blackburn, Arsenal, Newcastle, Norwich, Fulham, Aston Villa, Norwich, Wigan all feature!
In the absence of DJ Campbell and Charlie Adam, Blackpool will find it difficult to play as they did against Tottenham or even Man United. Nevertheless, the Blues will take their opponents seriously and will try to consolidate their position in the top-four. TheHardTackle presents a comprehensive preview of the match, which will see Chelsea's 4-4-2 take on 4-3-3 of Blackpool.
Roberto Mancini’s team is a well drilled outfit; the Italian has mixed caution with aggression astutely. The sides are evenly matched, however the onus will firmly be on Sir Alex’s team to break the City wall. TheHardTackle previews the Manchester Derby.
The battle for Fernando was settled by a solitary Raul Meireles goal in the second half. Kenny Dalglish's 3-5-1-1 nullified Carlo Ancelotti's 4-3-1-2 diamond, and Liverpool returned from Stamford Bridge with all three points.
After the transfer window carnage, we return to the real business, the business that takes place on the pitch. Chelsea travel to the Stadium of Light to avenge the humilianting defeat that they suffered in November, while Arsenal, Man United, and Liverpool entertain Everton, Aston Villa and Stoke City respectively, at home.
Ahead of the big London Derby, TheHardTackle presents a friendly banter between a resident Arsenal fan and a resident Blues fan. Here are some interesting questions and emphatic replies.
The Premier League season has almost reached it's halfway mark but there is yet no telling as to who is making strides and who is falling behind. Here is another weekend's round-up of mixed results.
After a humiliating defeat at the Bridge, TheHardTackle analyses the problems surrounding the Chelsea Football Club. Is there no way back or is there still light at the end of the tunnel for Carlo Ancelotti's team?