IN FRANCE …
• Will Alexandre Lacazette beat PSG trio?
The Lyon striker will be hoping to add to his 27-goal haul on Sunday at relegation-threatened Caen and boost his chances of being voted Ligue 1’s player of the year next week, ahead of Javier Pastore, Marco Verratti and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
IN GERMANY …
• Can Kevin De Bruyne create history?
If the Belgian creates a goal for Wolfsburg at struggling Paderborn on Sunday he will set a new Bundesliga record with his 21st assist of the season.
IN SPAIN …
• Are Barcelona set for another clean sheet?
While Messi, Suarez and Neymar are getting all the plaudits, having scored an extarordinary 111 goals between them in all competitions this season, the rest of the side aren’t doing too bad at the other end either.
If Real Sociedad fail to score on Saturday it will be Barca’s seventh consecutive outing without conceding.
What will be going through Steven Gerrard’s mind on Sunday?
This time last year, Liverpool appeared on course for a most unlikely title triumph. Led by the goals of Luis Suarez and inspired by captain Steven Grrard, the rampant Reds simply needed to win their last three matches to be assured of a first league title in 23 years. Alas, for Gerrard, it was to be a match to forget. His slip against Chelsea effectively cost Liverpool the title and now, 12 months on, he will be line up in the guard of honour that welcomes newly-crowned champions Chelsea on to the pitch.
IN THE UNITED STATES
Who will win the first ever New York derby?
New York Red Bulls and New York City FC face each other for the first time ever. While they await the arrival of Frank Lampard, New York City will look to David Villa to spark what has thus far been a very disappointing season for the new franchise. The Spaniard was a second half substitute against New England last week, after missing the previous two matches through injury.