West Ham United's reserves can keep up their charge for the Barclays Premier Reserve League on Monday but face a tricky away trip to Chelsea.
Kevin Keen's men have won their last five matches in a row and sit a point above Aston Villa in the southern section table. However, Villa have two games in hand and will be most neutrals' favourites to take the title. After the trip to Brentford to tackle Chelsea, who are set to field Branislav Ivanovic, Steve Sidwell and Claudio Pizarro, the final home game of the season at Bishop's Stortford follows on Wednesday 9 April against Derby County before the campaign ends at Arsenal on 21 April.
The league winners will go on to play the top team from the northern section in a prestigious final on 7 May. While Keen will naturally be concerned with his own side on Monday evening, he will no doubt be interested to learn Villa's fate as they welcome rivals Birmingham City on the same night. Both clubs have a strong youth policy with Villa newly-crowned champions in Group B of the Premier Academy League for Under-18s and United, under the guidance of Tony Carr, leading the way in Group A.
Watch out for full live text coverage from Griffin Park this evening. Kick-off is 7pm and admission is £5 for adults and £3 for concessions.