EPL preview: Crystal palace hosts Europa chasing Everton

Europa League chasing Everton will be hoping to sustain its good run when it travels to Roy Hodgson's Crystal Palace.

Everton boss Marco Silva   -  Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur could strengthen its position further in its pursuit of Champions League football next season with a win over London rival West Ham United on Saturday.

Back-to-back home matches at the new Tottenham Stadium, where it has a 100 per cent record in four matches, against West Ham in the Premier League and Ajax in the first leg of the Champions League semifinal on Tuesday becomes crucial for Mauricio Pochettino's side this season.

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While a late Christian Eriksen winner did the job for Spurs against Brighton and Hove Albion, they would hope for a relatively easy win with no injury concerns when it takes on the Hammers.

Pochettino is likely to rotate his side for the fixture keeping the Ajax semifinal in mind but influential attacker Heung-Min Son will be certain to feature for the fill 90 minutes due to his Champions League suspension.

Manuel Pellegrini's West Ham is winless in four matches and a result against Spurs could help push its bid for a top ten finish in the points table.

Tottenham, which has 70 points from 35 matches, could seal a top-four place with two wins from its remaining three matches.

Everton faces Palace test

Marco Silva's Everton has Europa League qualification in its sights as it travels to Selhurst Park to take on Roy Hodgson's Crytsal Palace.

The Toffees are buoyed with a 4-0 win over Manchester United last weekend and will be hoping to sustain the form in its fight for the seventh place finish with Wolves and Watford.

Relegation scrap

Relegation-threatened Cardiff City, Brighton and Southampton are all in action on Saturday. Three-points are up for grabs for Cardiff (31 points) as it travels to relegated Fulham, which has lost seven of the nine matches at home this year.

Sixteenth placed Southampton (37) has a sterner test in Eddie Howe's Bournemouth at home while Brighton (17th with 34 points) hosts Newcastle United.

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