The chance to be in the top four on Christmas Day is an opportunity we haven’t had for many, many years.
All it needs it three points against bottom of the league Leicester to guarantee it, and we’ve got a fully-fit squad to choose from. The performance against Sunderland was good and it turned out to be a decent point away from home.
But three points this weekend are vital to ensuring we’re well in the race for a European spot going in to the New Year, especially with Chelsea and Arsenal coming up before the turn of the year.
But how will Allardyce approach this one? Here’s what we think…