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By April 12, 2017No Comments

Chelsea’s quest for a second Premier League title in three years – and Tottenham’s attempts to stop them – will feature heavily in the television schedules over the next few weeks.

Amendments to fixtures released reveal Sky Sports will show Antonio Conte’s side at West Brom on Friday May 12 and also the visit of Watford three days later in the penultimate week of the season.

Spurs, currently seven points behind, will hope to still be in a position to challenge by the time their home game against Manchester United, chasing an outside chance of making the top four, comes around – it has been switched to Sunday, May 14.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side then head to last term’s champions Leicester the following Thursday.

Before then, Spurs’ trip to Crystal Palace on April 26 will be screened instead of the original plan of showing Arsenal, now struggling to make the top four, at home to Leicester.

Palace also feature on TV again as relegation battle hots up with their match at home to Hull moved to the lunchtime slot on May 14.

The EFL has also released dates for the semi-finals and finals of its promotion play-offs.

Wembley will host the Sky Bet Championship final on Monday, May 29 after last-four matches on the weekend of May 13 and 14 and the Tuesday and Wednesday of the following week.

The League One final is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, with semi-finals on May 4 and May 7, with League Two’s season-ending showpiece on May 28, after semi-finals on May 14 and May 18.