13 cup finals
After this weekend's FA Cup match against Stevenage, we travel to the Emirates Stadium for a Premier League clash with Arsenal for the first of 13 'cup finals'.
With just 13 Premier League games remaining, each and every one will feel like a cup final and with some strong performances and the rub of the green here and there, this could yet be a momentous campaign according to Scott Parker.
"I keep hearing people say we’ve got 13 cup finals left and, to be honest, that’s exactly what they are," Scott said. "We’ve got some tough fixtures coming up, but we are still in the title race. People are saying we’ve slipped out of it recently but we are only seven points off the top, so we are certainly in contention.
"The position we are currently in with 13 games left has to be seen as an opportunity, as a club we haven’t been here for a long time, so we have to make the most of it. We need to keep getting results and putting points on the board, even if that means grinding them out from time to time.
"We haven’t had too many bad days this season and that shows what a good side we are…and if we do have one, then we are strong enough to bounce back straight away, as all top teams do.
"These next few games are difficult ones but this is where we need to dig in and push on. We’ve got the squad to do that, so I’m really looking forward to the next few months and I’m sure the fans are too."