Premier League relegation
Now is the time of year when teams must start performing or risk getting sucked further into the mire and fans will be looking for certain individuals to rise up and inspire the turnaround. Here's a look at one key player from each of the current bottom six sides that could be the difference between survival and relegation this season.
When Burnley first entered the Premier League back in 2009 they may have been relegated finishing 18th, but at least Turf Moor became somewhat intimidating as they won their first four fixtures at home. So far two draws and a defeat hasn't set them up anywhere near as well as for that season, and they went back down then!
It's nearing crunch time at the bottom of the Premier League table and a handful of teams will be looking nervously over their shoulders as the bottom three make one last push for safety. How does a floundering side avoid getting dragged down to the Championship next season? Well, there are just seven simple steps...
The battle for the Premier League title will be nothing short of action-packed this season, but cast your eyes a little lower down the table and you will find an equally-as-interesting situation. Could this be the most exciting relegation battle we've ever seen? Or have there been even closer fights to avoid the drop?
I suspect that I am not the only QPR supporter who finds this relegation more easy to cope with than others, or at least feel far less emotionally troubled by it. It's not that I haven't been there.
QPR seem doomed for relegation with just six games to play and currently second from bottom of the Premier League, Harry
Martin O'Neill tonight parted company with Sunderland after the Black Cats slipped deeper into relegation trouble. The 61
Manchester City scored two goals in stoppage time to dramatically win the Premier League title from under the noses of neighbours
It's gone down to the wire, and although Manchester City and Manchester United should have avoided such tension, the Premier
Manchester City host QPR at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday as they bid to win the Premier League title to become English champions