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Last Updated: Saturday, 28 April 2007, 09:53 GMT 10:53 UK
Big guns face key title Saturday
Manchester United and Chelsea
Leaders Manchester United and Chelsea take centre stage in the Premiership in a few hours as the race for the title reaches a critical stage.

They are both in action at 1245 BST, with Chelsea hosting Bolton and United facing Everton at Goodison Park.

Chelsea are three points behind, but John Terry said: "The league is not over. We are pushing them to the wire."

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson added: "If the players don't smell the scent of something big now, they never will."

606: DEBATE

As well as the Premiership, Chelsea and United will meet in the first FA Cup final at the new Wembley Stadium, on Saturday 19 May.

They are also still in the Champions League and both hold a one-goal lead going into their second legs next week, Chelsea with Liverpool and United with AC Milan.

Arjen Robben could make a shock return to the Chelsea side after injury and Michael Essien is back after being banned in midweek, but Michael Ballack (ankle) misses out.

United could welcome back Gary Neville, but neither Nemanja Vidic nor Rio Ferdinand will be fit.

There is plenty at stake for Everton and Bolton, too, with the Premiership's fifth and sixth-placed teams respectively both trying to qualify for next season's Uefa Cup.

Barclays Premier League Table
01 February 2010 22:00
    P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 23 38 54
2 Man Utd 24 36 53
3 Arsenal 24 32 49
4 Tottenham 24 20 42

5 Liverpool 24 16 41

6 Man City 22 14 41
7 Aston Villa 23 13 40
8 Birmingham 23 -1 34
9 Everton 23 -1 32
10 Blackburn 24 -15 28
11 Fulham 23 -2 27
12 Stoke 22 -7 26
13 Sunderland 23 -10 24
14 Wigan 22 -23 22
15 West Ham 23 -9 21
16 Bolton 22 -15 21
17 Wolverhampton 23 -21 21

18 Burnley 23 -23 20
19 Hull 23 -26 20
20 Portsmouth 22 -16 15

SEE ALSO
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26 Apr 07 |  Football
Chelsea v Bolton
26 Apr 07 |  Premiership
Everton v Man Utd
26 Apr 07 |  Premiership


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