Key questions for Premier League season's penultimate weekend

Rafa Benitez Newcastle United's manager hugs Andros Townsend after Premier League win over Crystal Palace

As the Premier League season reaches its penultimate weekend, we look at some of the questions that should be answered by end of play on Sunday.

Can Norwich do the double over Manchester United and boost their survival hopes? (Norwich v Man Utd, Saturday 12.45pm)

Manchester United were booed off at Old Trafford in December after a 2-1 defeat by Norwich, and a repeat at Carrow Road would dent their top-four hopes going into the final week of the season.

United are four points off fourth-place Manchester City, but have a game in hand at West Ham on Tuesday night to come, meaning it's win or bust in the final three games for Louis van Gaal, whose future is still up in the air.

Norwich are hanging on, and have a home clash with Watford on Wednesday after the visit of United, before a trip to Everton on the final day. A win here would set them up perfectly, while Sunderland and Newcastle fight for their lives elsewhere.

Can Newcastle gain revenge on Aston Villa for their 2009 relegation? (Aston Villa v Newcastle, Saturday 3pm)

How the tables have turned. In May 2009, Aston Villa sent Newcastle down with a 1-0 win at Villa Park, but on Saturday, with the hosts already dead and buried, Newcastle can take a huge leap to survival.

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Villa's celebrations that day seven years ago left a sour taste in the mouths of Newcastle fans, and they would take extra pleasure in seeing their side cause more misery for the home faithful, who are at their lowest ebb for decades.

Andros Townsend goal celeb, Newcastle v Crystal Palace, Premier League

Villa showed signs of life against Watford last Saturday, and their fans will be up for it, but the odds are stacked against them getting anything here as Rafa Benitez looks to keep the Magpies' momentum going before hosting Tottenham on the final day of the season.

Who can finish the season stronger to gain extra prize money? (Bournemouth v West Brom, Saturday 3pm)

Both of these sides are now safe, but can finish as high as 11th come the end of the season.

Last season, the difference in prize money between 11th and 16th was around £6m, or a half-decent Premier League striker, so the incentive is there for mid-table clubs to put their summer holidays on hold for now.

West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis reacts during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and West Brom

Bournemouth's objective has been achieved, but for West Brom, an indifferent season has received mixed reviews.

They are without a win in seven games, while the Cherries will want to convince their home support they are still focused on the last two games, having lost their last three.

Will Palace rest stars ahead of the FA Cup final in two weeks' time? (Crystal Palace v Stoke, Saturday 3pm)

Palace are all but safe in the Premier League despite plenty of scares in 2016, and are within one game of their first piece of major silverware.

With a fortnight until the showpiece event against Manchester United at Wembley, could Alan Pardew be tempted to rest some of his stars?

Bakary Sako (l), Jason Puncheon and Mile Jedinak (r) of Crystal Palace celebrate victory over Watford

Stoke have been poor of late, but that shouldn't mask what could be another season of progress under Mark Hughes, and they'll want to finish the season off strongly for their travelling fans.

Will Sunderland have too much fight for Chelsea? (Sunderland v Chelsea, Saturday 3pm)

With nothing left for Chelsea to play for and Sunderland fighting for their lives, Sam Allardyce's side are fancied by many here to get a much-needed three points in their quest for survival.

They've shown plenty of grit against the the so-called bigger sides since Allardyce took over, and with the Stadium of Light behind them, this is sure to be a battle.

Sunderland celebrate their injury-time leveller

For Chelsea, after a Monday Night Football full of emotion against Tottenham, and with seven points separating them and Liverpool in eighth, motives to go out and fight are at a minimum, particularly with several stars looking ahead to the Euros...

Can West Ham give themselves one last shot at the top four? (West Ham v Swansea, Saturday 3pm)

With Manchester United facing a tough trip to Norwich and Man City hosting Arsenal after a midweek trip to Madrid, this could be West Ham's chance to pounce.

They are five points off fourth-place City but with a game in hand against United, and the odds are in their favour for the visit of Swansea.

West Ham United's Mark Noble (centre) celebrates scoring his sides second goal of the game

The Swans were at their best against Liverpool - having been at their worst against Leicester the previous weekend - but Slaven Bilic won't need much motivation to go out and get the win in their last Saturday afternoon encounter at Upton Park before moving to the Olympic Stadium.

Will Everton spoil Leicester's crowning party? (Leicester v Everton, Saturday Night Football, live on Sky Sports 1 HD from 5pm)

After a week of celebrations, there may not be a better time for Everton to visit the King Power Stadium to face champions Leicester.

On the other hand, nothing has stopped the Foxes this season, and 30,000 fans would love a performance to match the party.

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Leicester City fans react to Leicester City's Premier League Title Success

The one snapshot from this game won't be during the 90 minutes, however. The image of Wes Morgan lifting the trophy to mark Leicester's first-ever top-flight title, with the Foxes having been 5,000/1 at the start of the season, will live long in the memory for football fans worldwide.

But Roberto Martinez, who desperately needs to end the season with three wins, will be hoping the crown comes after Leicester's fourth defeat of the season.

Can Tottenham avoid double disappointment by finishing above Arsenal? (Tottenham v Southampton, Super Sunday, live on Sky Sports 1 HD from 1pm)

It has been nearly 21 years since Tottenham finished above their north London rivals in the Premier League, and if one thing seemed certain just a fortnight ago, it was that Arsenal's annual 'St Totteringham's Day' would be abandoned.

But draws against West Brom and Chelsea means Spurs have been dragged back to within three points of the Gunners, who go to Man City on Super Sunday.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 02:  Dejected Spurs players react after conceding a second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Tottenha

After losing their lead at Chelsea, and in turn losing any hope of a title win, Spurs may be deflated, and opponents Southampton have been known to pounce.

Against his former side, Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino will be desperate to finish the season on a high.

Will Liverpool rest players ahead of the Europa League final on May 18? (Liverpool v Watford, Sunday 4pm)

The Reds will be on a high after their superb performance on Thursday against Villarreal, but will Jurgen Klopp start saving his key men earlier than the final day of the season?

Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool reacts

They have been plagued with injuries and suspensions in recent weeks, and with a Champions League spot up for grabs if they can beat Sevilla in Basel, four days after the last day of the season, risks surely cannot be taken.

Watford were poor against Villa, despite coming away with a late win against their 10-man opponents, giving Klopp a chance to experiment in their final home game of the campaign.

Will Man City be suffering from a Champions League hangover? (Man City v Arsenal, Super Sunday, live on Sky Sports 1 HD from 3.30pm)

Manchester City had their fair share of critics after Wednesday night's Champions League semi-final defeat against Real Madrid, and with the top four still uncertain, Manuel Pellegrini may not be resting his star players at the Etihad on Sunday.

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Arsene Wenger insists he remains committed to Arsenal

The City fans want top four as a bare minimum after a disappointing campaign domestically, and a deflated atmosphere could play into Arsenal's hands as they hunt down Spurs in second.

Arsenal may have been uninspiring of late, but they are eight league games unbeaten, and plenty among the travelling fans will remember their supreme performance in the 2-0 win at the Etihad last season.

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