English Premier League standings and fixtures on Feb. 28

LONDON (Sporting Alert) — The English Premier League standings and fixtures on Saturday, February 28. Champions League place and the battle for survival will be the main focus again this weekend.

LONDON (Sporting Alert) — The English Premier League standings and fixtures on Saturday, February 28.

Leaders Chelsea are five points ahead of defending Champions Manchester City, but will be inactive in the EPL this weekend as they prepare to take on Tottenham in the Capital One Cup at Wembley on Sunday, March 1 .

This means that Manchester City can cut the gap to two points with a victory against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

The Citizens were beaten 2-1 by Barcelona in the Champions League round of 16 in midweek, but manager Manuel Pellegrini is confident his side will bounce back and keep the pressure on Chelsea.

On Saturday fourth-place Manchester United will be hoping to take care of business at Old Trafford against Sunderland after losing 2-1 to Swansea City in the last fixture. They can move to third with a victory, as third-place Arsenal doesn’t kick-off until Sunday.

Louis van Gaal’s Red Devils have not been playing well this season, despite the number of talents in the squad and another defeat on Sunday could open the doors for the likes of Southampton and Liverpool to move above them in the race for a Champions League slot.

Arsenal play Everton at Emirates Stadium on Sunday with a top four finish all in their heads, while Southampton travel to The Hawthorns to take on West Bromwich.

In the battle for survival, relegation threatened Aston Villa take on Newcastle United at St. James’ Park seeking three points that would lift them out of that “red zone.”

Burnley play host to Swansea at Turf Moor hoping to leave the bottom three as well, while West Ham take on Crystal Palace at Boleyn Ground hoping to move back into the Europe football places.

Saturday 28 February 2015
7:45 West Ham v Crystal Palace at Boleyn Ground
10:00 Burnley v Swansea at Turf Moor
10:00 Manchester United v Sunderland at Old Trafford
10:00 Newcastle v Aston Villa at St. James’ Park
10:00 Stoke v Hull at Britannia Stadium
10:00 West Bromwich v Southampton at The Hawthorns

Sunday 1 March 2015
7:00 Liverpool v Manchester City at Anfield
9:05 Arsenal v Everton at Emirates Stadium

Standings P W D L F A Pts

1 Chelsea 26 18 6 2 56 22 60
2 Manchester City 26 16 7 3 56 25 55
3 Arsenal 26 14 6 6 49 29 48
4 Manchester United 26 13 8 5 44 26 47
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5 Southampton 26 14 4 8 38 19 46
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6 Liverpool 26 13 6 7 38 29 45
7 Tottenham Hotspur 26 13 5 8 41 36 44
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8 West Ham United 26 10 9 7 38 30 39
9 Swansea City 26 10 7 9 30 34 37
10 Stoke City 26 10 6 10 30 34 36
11 Newcastle United 26 8 8 10 31 42 32
12 Everton 26 6 10 10 33 37 28
13 Crystal Palace 26 6 9 11 28 37 27
14 West Bromwich Albion 26 6 9 11 24 34 27
15 Hull City 26 6 8 12 25 35 26
16 Sunderland 26 4 13 9 22 36 25
17 Queens Park Rangers 26 6 4 16 27 45 22
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18 Burnley 26 4 10 12 25 44 22
19 Aston Villa 26 5 7 14 13 36 22
20 Leicester City 26 4 6 16 24 42 18

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