Manchester City lead the standings with 80 points from 36 matches. Chelsea have 79 points from 37.
Striker can help Liverpool edge closer to EPL title this weekend if he can add to his 29 goals for the season.
The chances of Arsene Wenger’s side ending their nine-year wait for a trophy will be clearer by the end of a gruelling month.
Manchester City ground out a 1-0 win over struggling Crystal Palace.
Arsenal’s previously watertight defence was prised open at will by the City’s marauding attack.
Chelsea and Manchester City came through tight tussles to beat Sunderland and West Bromwich Albion.
Chelsea,who lost 2-0 at Newcastle,are second,level on 20 points with third-placed Liverpool.
Arsenal seek win over Dortmund to take control of Champions League Group of Death.
Champions Manchester City will quickly have to refocus on the league engagements after a busy day at office for Roberto Mancini & Co as the tranfer window shut on Friday.
Ryan Giggs enjoyed a dream 900th appearance with a 90th minute winner in Manchester United’s 2-1 victory at Norwich City in the Premier League
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba was knocked unconscious during Saturdays 3-1 win over Norwich City but is showing progressive signs of recovery,coach Andre Villas-Boas said.