Manchester City’s title charge could be about to receive a boost as they prepare for two matches in a matchweek.
The Citizens are currently two points behind Liverpool at the top of the championship but with a game in hand.
Pep Guardiola’s men are starting to find their rhythm and have won six games in a row in the Premier League.
A double matchweek for City is therefore the last thing their title rivals want.
Why are Man City playing twice in week 25?
City face Chelsea and Brentford at home next week, giving them a good chance to extend their lead over Arsenal.
But Liverpool also have a double matchweek, so the gap to the top could remain at two points if the Reds win both their matches.
The reason City are playing two matches in Gameweek 25 is because of their Club World Cup campaign in December.
The Citizens were due to face Brentford on December 23, but this was postponed due to their participation in the latter stages of the Club World Cup, which they won.
The Premier League has decided that this match will be played on Tuesday February 20 and will be live on talkSPORT.
It comes just weeks after City and Brentford’s last match ended in a 3-1 victory for Guardiola’s men.
Phil Foden scored a hat-trick in west London to seal all three points for the Premier League champions, so the Bees fear the worst.
If they secure back-to-back wins against Chelsea and Brentford, City could be heading for one of those unstoppable runs that makes them champions again.