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Hazard ramps up the pressure with dig at Tottenham By Ryan Darby

Hazard ramps up the pressure with dig at Tottenham By Ryan Darby

So far this season the current top six - from Manchester City down to Manchester United - have played 31 games against the current bottom three.

City play Brighton & Hove Albion in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final, are in the Champions League quarter-finals and competing to win the Premier League, having claimed the Carabao Cup. And in the Champions League, City face Tottenham in the quarterfinals knowing that Juventus or Ajax await in the semis if they overcome Mauricio Pochettino's team.

The coming weekend sees attention once again shared in England between the FA Cup and the Premier League.

We thank Manchester City for the beauty and thrill of their football and it may be that one day we thank them for delivering Phil Foden safely to the heart of the England team too. "If I win it I don't know what I'll do". I don't like that, to be fair - we are Chelsea, and it is a big derby against them - but we have to accept it.

Liverpool take on Porto in the Champions League next week and Jurgen Klopp is expected to make a few changes to his first XI and players like Salah and Jordan Henderson could be rested on Friday in order to keep them fresh.

Salah reveals his talk with Klopp after the game
City, who are chasing an unprecedented quadruple, move one point above Liverpool , who host Tottenham on Sunday . Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta was clearly offside when he headed in the equaliser six minutes from the end.

Cardiff City, Burnley, Southampton and Brighton are the other teams battling for survival.

Despite the win, Guardiola said his side, who had 11 shots on target, needed to be more clinical.

"It's been hard in the end because I have had to come back four times now in the whole season". Brighton are a side committed to playing attractive football and I'm really looking forward to facing them at this lovely stadium. "It's going to be important that everybody stays fresh because with the schedule we have and the importance of the games coming up, we will need nearly everybody probably". "The doctors are going to tell me tomorrow [Saturday] if he's a risk of being injured and after that whether it could be three or four weeks out".

"Arsenal have those five away games, [they] haven't found it always so easy away from home [so] I'll go just Spurs. But of course it's incredibly good news for us that he has trained in the last week or 10 days without any problems". He played on Wednesday, he will play a lot in the future'.