Jose Mourinho and his team booked their spot in the FA Cup fifth-round after overcoming Stoke City with a solitary goal courtesy of a strike by Brazilian whizkid, Oscar. The Blues will tonight switch their attention to the EPL when they host Sam Allardyce's Hammers. The Stamford Bridge side could go top if they claim a win and Manchester City lose ground. 'Sammy' is desperate to pick up points with his side pretty much stuck in the relegation zone.
The biggest clash of the night will see Tottenham Hotspur up against Man City at White Hart Lane with Tim Sherwood's team likely to cause an upset, and will rely on former City striker, Emmanuel Adebayor to continue his impressive goalscoring form against the Etihad side. On the other hand, Manuel Pellegrini will look to spur his side to the top of the EPL standings after leaders Arsenal could only manage a 2-2 draw at Southampton last night.
With their never ending records for the better part of 2013 and another impressive start to this year, Bayern Munich are again on another mission when they travel to the Mercedes-Benz Arena to take on VFG Stuttgart. The Bavarians will look to further stretch their lead at the top of the table to 13 points and to 43 games unbeaten in the Bundesliga.
After only managing to claim five points in their past three games, Nottingham Forest are aiming to slowly climb up the Championship table. Billy Davies' charges are at home to Watford at City Ground with an evening clash tomorrow. The West Bridgford-based side have two games in hand to most of the teams, and will look to pile pressure on the likes of Derby County.
If you are a betting person, here are tips ahead of the fixtures brought to you by Soccer 6 and former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates striker, Pollen Ndlanya.
For more info on this and other fixtures, go to the Soccer 6 website here or the Soccer 6 mobi-site here!
CHELSEA V WEST HAM
League position: Chelsea 3rd and West Ham 18th
Useful facts: Chelsea is in rampant form with Eden Hazard, in particular, tearing teams to shreds. Samuel Eto’o is also getting back to his world class best meaning Chelsea should dismantle a struggling West Ham side at Stamford Bridge.
Pollen Ndlanya: Win for Chelsea.
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR V MANCHESTER CITY
League position: Spurs 5th and City 2nd
Useful facts: Spurs are in very good form under the guidance of coach Tim Sherwood and look to be serious contenders for a top four finish. However, City is a goal scoring machine meaning this could be a very entertaining clash at White Hart Lane.
Pollen Ndlanya: This will be a win for Spurs.
VFB STUTTGART V BAYERN MUNICH
League position: Stuttgart 12th and Bayern 1st
Useful facts: Stuttgart has suffered four losses in the last five matches played and must be devoid of any confidence. This can’t be good news to the Reds’ faithful as the mighty Bayern roll into town. FC Hollywood are already 10 points clear at the top of the standings in Germany and must be firm favourites in this clash.
Pollen Ndlanya: I’ll say a draw.
NOTTINGHAM FOREST V WATFORD
League position: Forest 5th and Watford 16th
Useful facts: Promotion-chasing Forest is a very capable side at home and will be full of confidence ahead of the visit of Watford. This means Forest will no doubt be looking to pick up all three points in this Championship encounter at the City Ground.
Pollen Ndlanya: Forest to win at home.