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The biggest clash of the weekend takes place at the Reebok Stadium Bolton and West Ham meet in a crucial relegation tie. The home side had won three games in a row until going down 1-0 against Chelsea last week They are however unbeaten at home since February 1st. Both sides are seperated by just three points in the relegation fight, but Bolton boss Sam Allardyce is playing down the importance of the game. “The media have done their bit in billing the match as the most imporrtant of the season for both ourselves and West Ham, but it is no bigger than last weeks game at Chelsea,” says Allardyce. “Our overall objective is to get to the 41 point mark as soon as possible. We have five points to achieve our objective and I would feel a lot better if we could do that sooner rather than later.” West Ham are currently on a good run themselves and are six games unbeaten. Their goal difference, however is inferior to Boltons so even if they win they would almost certainly stay in the bottom three. Goalkeeper David James is confident his side can win. “One thingyou can say about Bolton is that they are defending very well of late and not letting in many goals – but we can win.” He says however, the cannot lose the game at any cost. “Losing is not an option.It is another game, we have got to win – it is as simple as that. The other big game takes place at Goodison Park, where Everton meet Liverpool in the Merseyside derby. Liverpool were without both their first choice centre-halves, so Biscan and Traore will have the task of keeping Wayne Rooney quiet. Michael Owen, however, believes playing away from home may work in his sides favour. “We have more chance of winning at their place,” says Owen. “When they came to Anfield earlier this season they sat back and got a draw.” “I cannot see them doing that in front of their own fans and I tend to getmore space to play in at Goodison” Everton defender Alan Stubbs believes that it is Liverpool dreading the tie more then them. “You can sense Liverpool fans are not looking forward to the game because we are playing well. “They haven’t had a great season by their standards and they would probably admit that. But they are still in the hunt for a Champion’s League spot so there’s a lot to play for,” The two title challengers both face difficult ties this weekend. Arsenal visit the Riverside to play an on form Middlesbrough knowing they will be missing skipper Patrick Viera. Boro’ are currently unbeaten in five games and have a god record at home to the top clubs. “We beat Manchester United, Liverpool and Newcastle at home and drew with Chelsea and Everton” says manager Steve McClaren. “We have a good record against the top boys and we want to maintain that.” McClaren is boosted by the news that George Boateng and Michael Ricketts are fit and available for selection. Geremi, however faces three weeks out on the sidelines. Manchester United have a home game against Blackburn. Blackburn are on a great run, winning six out of their last seven games and have one of their leagues form men, Damien Duff on their side. Elsewhere Spurs play Manchester City at home on Good Friday. On Saturday Chelsea travel to Villa, Chalton play Birmingham, Fulham are at home to Newcastle, Leeds travel to Southampton and bottom sides Sunderland and West Brom play each other.

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