LIVERPOOL'S TITLE RUN IN
Jurgen Klopp now has more time to prepare for a run of five very winnable fixtures before facing Bayern Munich in the Champions League that begins at Brighton on Saturday with Leicester, Crystal Palace, West Ham and Bournemouth to come.
Victory at the Amex will open up a seven-point advantage at the top once more with City not in action until Monday when Wolves visit the Etihad.
Pep Guardiola's men have smashed 16 goals past lower league Rotherham and Burton in Cup action in the past two games, but Wolves have proven to be a thorn in the side of all the top six in their first season back in the top flight.
City were held 1-1 at Molineux earlier in the season and Wolves have also won at Spurs and drawn away to Arsenal and Manchester United.
Already eight points adrift of safety, Huddersfield realistically have to avoid a 10th straight defeat when they travel to Cardiff on Saturday to avoid the drop.
"The reality at the minute is that I'm not happy because we, and I, haven't delivered what we expect. I, and we, have to turn this," said manager David Wagner.
Fulham's victory over the Terriers just before the end of the year has given Claudio Ranieri's men more chance of staying up and victory at Burnley could pull them to within one point of safety.
FIXTURES (all times 6pm EAT unless stated)
West Ham v Arsenal (3.30pm), Brighton v Liverpool, Burnley v Fulham, Cardiff v Huddersfield, Crystal Palace v Watford, Leicester v Southampton, Chelsea v Newcastle (8.30pm)
Everton v Bournemouth (5.15pm), Tottenham v Manchester United (7.30pm)
Manchester City v Wolves (11pm)