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Sky Sports subscribers have a top-of-the-league clash between Chelsea and Manchester City to look forward to this Saturday teatime (kick off 5:30pm on January 31st).

The game could have a significant bearing on the eventual destination of the 2014-15 Barclays Premier League crown, with Chelsea currently five points clear of their opponents at the top of the table.

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Both sides suffered embarrassment at the hands of lower-league opposition in the FA Cup last weekend, with Chelsea beaten by League One Bradford City 4-2 at Stamford Bridge and Man City losing 2-0 at home to Middlesbrough.

As such, the two teams will be desperate to get back on-track with three valuable league points in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

A win for Man City would narrow the gap at the top to just two points, with 15 Barclays Premier League games still to play for each side.

Should Jose Mourinho's Blues prevail, they would open up an eight-point lead and move towards a first championship in five years.

Sky Sports viewers have two other top-flight games to look forward to at the weekend, starting with Arsenal v Aston Villa at 1:30pm on Sunday February 1st.

The Gunners will be the hot favourites for this one, given Villa's poor run of league form and desperate shortage of strike power.

Paul Lambert's 15th-place side may have beaten Bournemouth 2-1 in the FA Cup last weekend, but they haven't scored a goal in their last five league outings.

A win for Arsenal could push Arsene Wenger's men into the UEFA Champions League places, meaning they have plenty of incentive to see off Villa.

The third Barclays Premier League game on Sky Sports this weekend is Southampton v Swansea City at 4pm, straight after Arsenal v Aston Villa.

This game brings together two more sides that were knocked out of the FA Cup last weekend, with the Saints going down 3-2 to Crystal Palace and the Swans beaten 3-1 at Blackburn Rovers.

Southampton are still in the top three as their fairytale season continues, and could narrow the gap to Manchester City in second with another win.

Ninth-place Swansea look destined for mid-table this season, with Gary Monk's side nine points off the European places and 11 clear of the relegation zone at present.

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