Saturday April 4
Arsenal v Liverpool
12.45pm GMT, Emirates Stadium, London
Arsenal just about managed to win their last game away to Newcastle, but the three points were enough to keep them one point behind second placed City. Arsenal have won their last eight home games in a row and kept clean sheets in five of them and no other team has scored more goals at home. They have won their last six league games in a row and 11 out of their last 13.
Olivier Giroud is the in form Arsenal player at the moment while Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey and Santi Cazorla are looking quite good too.
Liverpool were beaten at home by United in their last game and have a real struggle on their hands to finish in the top four now. They have taken 16 points from their last six away games and kept clean sheets in each of those games. Before that defeat against United they had taken 32 points from 12 games and kept clean sheets in eight of them and they will want to get back to that form.
Jordan Henderson, Phillippe Coutinho and Raheem Sterlling have all done well recently for Liveepool and their defenders have been in good form too.
This looks like it's going to be a very close game and I think Arsenal might just have the edge.
Everton v Southampton
3pm GMT, Goodison Park, Liverpool
Everton won their last game away to QPR and the nine point gap to the bottom three should be more than enough to keep them in the Premier League. Everton are unbeaten in their last five home games, but they have only won one of them and have only managed four wins in their 14 home games. They have won their last two games to end a miserable run which saw them win only once in 12 games.
Romelu Lukaku has done well in recent weeks and is worth considering for fantasy managers.
Southampton won their last game at home to Burnley to keep their slim top four chances alive. They have taken 13 points in their last six away games and have the best defensive record away from home too. They're still only six points off a Champions League place with eight games to go and have conceded fewer goals than any other team.
All of Southampton's defenders have been very good for fantasy managers and Kelvin Davis might not be a bad option in goal now that Fraser Forster is out for the rest of the season.
This isn't an easy game to call, but I think the chances are it might just end in a draw.
Leicester City v West Ham United
3pm GMT, KIng Power Stadium, Leicester
Leicester played well in their last game away to Śpurs, but lost by the odd goal in seven and their chances of staying up are now very slim. They have only won two of their 13 home games with only Villa scoring less goals at home, but they have the best defensive record at home in the bottom half of the table. They have only taken two points from their last eight games, but six of their last nine games are at home and they will need to win most of them to have a chance of staying up.
None of the Leicester players are doing particularly well for fantasy managers at the moment.
West Ham got a win at home to Sunderland in their last game to make some upward progress in the table for the first time in a long time. They have only won three of their 14 away games and no other team in the top half of the table has won less games on the road. That win over Sunderland was only West Ham's second win in 13 games, but they will feel they have a chance of doing so again against the bottom club.
West Ham players haven't done too much to impress for fantasy managers recently, but Stewart Downing is by far their best performer this season.
This is a game Leicester just have to get something from, but I thînk they will only manage a point when three are really needed.
Manchester United v Aston Villa
3pm GMT, Old Trafford, Manchester
United got a precious win away to Liveepool in their last game to open up a five point gap over fifth place. They have won 12 of their 15 home games and no other team has won more games or scored more goals at home. They have won their last four games in a row and kept clean sheets in three of them.
Juan Mata is the form player for United now that he has regained a place in the team and Wayne Rooney is looking quite good too.
Villa lost at home to Swansea in their last game, but wins in their previous two games still leaves them three points above the relegation zone. They have 14 points from their 15 away games and that's as many as they have at home, but they're the lowest scorers away from home. Despite their recent upturn in form they have still failed to score in nine of their last 13 games.
Christian Benteke has at last started performing for fantasy managers, but he might not be the best option in this game.
I think United will keep up their push for a place in the top four by taking all three points in this game.
Swansea City v Hull City
3pm GMT, Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Swansea won away to Villa in their last game to move up to eighth, but they're 10 points off seventh place. They have won seven of their 15 home games, but they're the lowest scorers at home in the top half of the table. They have a good run of games coming up in the next few weeks and will be looking to get a few wins in those games.
Ki Sung-Yueng has been the best fantasy performer in the Swansea team recently and their defenders haven't done too badly either.
Hull were a little unlucky to lose at home to Chelsea in their last game and they're only three points above the bottom three. They have only won two of their 15 away games, but they have the joint best defensive record away from home in the bottom half of the table. They need to get some more points very soon as they have quite a few tough fixtures in their last eight games.
I can't see any Hull players who might make a difference for fantasy managers at the moment.
I think Swansea should be good enough to win this game by a goal or two.
West Bromwich Albion v Queens Park Rangers
3pm GMT, The Hawthorns, Birmingham
West Brom were well beaten away to City in their last game after getting a very early red card. They had only lost two of their previous 10 games though to move eight points clear of the bottom three. They have won six of their 15 home games and no other team in the bottom half of the table has won more games at home.
Despite doing well recently there are no West Brom players standing out for fantasy managers, but their defenders haven't done too badly.
QPR were beaten at home by Everton in their last game and they're four points from safety with eight games to play. They have lost 13 of their 14 away games and they have the worst defensive record away from home. They have lost nine of their last 10 games, but they play twice this week which could give them a chance to get out of the relegation zone.
With two games to play this week QPR players could be worth having for fantasy managers with Charlie Austin and Matt Phillips probably the best of them.
West Brom should continue their recovery under Tony Pulis by taking all three points in this game.
Chelsea v Stoke City
5.30pm GMT, Stamford Bridge, London
Chelsea just about won away to Hull in their last game to keep their six point lead at the top of the table and they have a game in hand too. They're the only team to remain unbeaten at home and they have the best defensive record at home too. They have taken 21 points in their last nine games and kept clean sheets in four of them.
Eden Hazard and Diego Costa are probably the best fantasy choices in the Chelsea team while Cesc Fabregas and all of their defenders have to be considered too.
Stoke were beaten at home by Palace in their last game and dropped down to tenth place as a result. They have won five of their 15 away games, but they're the lowest scorers on the road in the top half of the table. They have been in good form recently with 23 points from their last 13 games, but they will do very well to get anything out of this game.
None of the Stoke players have being setting the fantasy world alight and they're probably best avoided at the moment.
I can't see anything other than a Chelsea win in this game despite their faltering form in recent weeks.
Sunday April 5
Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur
1.30pm GMT, Turf Moor, Burnley
Burnley were beaten away to Southampton in their last game, but they're still only one point away from safety. They have only won four of their 15 home games and face Arsenal at home next which will be no easy task either. They have struggled for goals recently with only one goal in their last four games although that goal was good enough to beat City.
There are no Burnley players doing particularly well for fantasy managers at the moment.
Spurs just about won at home to the bottom club Leicester in their last game to stay six points off fourth place. They have won seven of their 14 away games, but they have conceded more goals away from home than any other team in the top half of the table. They have only taken 10 points from their six games since beating Arsenal and have conceded 14 goals in those games.
Harry Kane has made himself a must have for fantasy managers while Christian Eriksen has done quite well too.
I think this will be a close game, but Spurs will probably win by the odd goal.
Sunderland v Newcastle United
4pm GMT, Stadium of Light, Sunderland
Sunderland were beaten away to West Ham in their last game and they're only one point above the relegation zone. They have only won two of their 15 home games with only Villa scoring less goals at home and no other team conceding more at home. They have only taken two points and scored one goal in their last six games and they need to improve quickly or relegation could become a reality.
I can't see any Sunderland players to recommend to fantasy managers at the moment.
Newcastle were beaten at home by Arsenal in their last game, but their second half performance at least ran Arsenal close. They have only won three of their 15 away games and only the bottom three have conceded more goals away from home. They have lost four of their last five games and failed to score in three of them, but they should have no problems getting up for this game.
The Newcastle players are doing just about as well as their Sunderland counterparts for fantasy managers right now and are probably best avoided too.
Local derbies are never easy to call, but I think a draw is the most likely outcome in this game.
Monday April 6
Crystal Palace v Manchester City
8pm GMT, Selhurst Park, London
Palace won away to Stoke in their last game to continue their impressive form since Alan Pardew took the reins. They have only won four of their 14 home games and only four teams have scored less goals at home. They have taken 19 points from their last 10 games, but most of those points were gained away from home.
Wilfried Zaha, Yannick Bolasie and Glenn Murray have all done well in recent weeks for Palace and fantasy managers.
City won at home to West Brom in their last game to keep their slight chances of retaining the league title alive. Only Chelsea have taken more points and scored more away goals than City and only Southampton have conceded less on the road. They have only won four of their last 10 games and look more likely to lose out in the fight for second place than catch Chelsea.
David Silva has been the best fantasy performer for City in recent weeks and Sergio Aguero can't be dismissed even if he hasn't scored in his last four league games.
Despite City's recent poor form I still think they will manage to win this game, but only just.
Tuesday April 7
Aston Villa v Queens Park Rangers
7.45pm GMT, Villa Park, Birmingham
Villa have the chance to move away from the bottom three with two games this week. They have only won three of their 15 home games and they're the lowest scorers at home too. Their game away to United might not get them any points, but a win in this game would be a huge boost to their chances of staying up.
With two games this week Christian Benteke has to be a good fantasy choice and Gabriel Agbonlahor should be considered too.
QPR have two away games this week and they need to get something out of those games to keep their hopes of staying up alive. They have lost 13 of their 14 away games though and have the worst defensive record away from home. If they can get something from this game they will give themselves a lifeline and drag Villa right back into trouble.
As I said above Charlie Austin and Matt Phillips are the QPR players who could do well in their two games this week.
I think this will be a close game, but Villa should be able to see off a QPR team who struggle so much away from home.
That's it for this week.
See you next week.