Wigan have far more at stake, however, as they try and avoid the unusual double of reaching an FA Cup final and being relegated from the top flight in the same season.
Consecutive defeats by Manchester City and West Ham United have left Roberto Martinez's side third from bottom, three points behind Aston Villa with a game in hand.
The stakes could not be higher as they prepare to face Andre Villas-Boas's Tottenham.
With a three billion pounds TV deal for the Premier League starting next season, there has never been a worse time to get relegated and a club of Wigan's modest means could struggle to return to the top flight if they fail to perform their annual Houdini act and avoid the drop.
Likewise, Tottenham fear missing out on the riches of the Champions League again after being denied entry last season despite coming fourth could make it hard to resist advances for their dynamic leading scorer Gareth Bale.
Victory for Wigan would allow them to move out of the bottom three, at least until Aston Villa host Sunderland on Monday.
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Saturday 27th April