There are four more fascinating Premier League games on Sunday, with questions to answer at both ends of the table.
History on Chelsea’s Side
Thomas Tuchel will hope its a case of second time lucky at noon when his Chelsea side host resurgent Burnley.
The German was stoic in defending his side’s deliberate but not entirely effective performance in Wednesday’s 0-0 with Wolves and those who thought Frank Lampard was unlucky to lose his job are unlikely to keep their thoughts to themselves on social media.
However, Burnley are always awkward opponents. Having won their last three, they sit 15th in the table and are through to the fifth round of the FA Cup.
They do though have a poor record against Chelsea, taking just a point from the last six meetings, including October’s 3-0 win for the Blues at Turf Moor.
Timo Werner scored in that game and will hope to feature here having not made it off the bench against Wolves. He is
6/5 in the anytime market to score his first Premier League goal since November.
With at least three goals scored in the last three meetings, he could get chances and home advantage might just see Chelsea through, with the home win and BTTS
Fantastic Foxes Can See Off Leeds
After losing four of their first seven home league games this season, Leicester have steadied the ship with a couple of recent wins and they, should have too much for Leeds, despite Jamie Vardy’s absence.
The Whites are always fun to watch and have conceded a league worst 21 times on the road this season. That’s despite winning five of their 10 away games!
Marcelo Bielsa’s gung-ho tactics saw his side caught out 4-1 in the reverse fixture in November and it is likely to be just as open on Sunday afternoon.
A repeat of that scoreline is
20/1 and while Leeds should score, Brendan Rodgers’ men look to have too much and are
19/10 to win with goals on both sides.
Hammers Can Hold Liverpool
Punters would have got serious odds had they predicted that West Ham would win their first six games of 2021 and they head into Sunday’s outing against Liverpool looking to win for the seventh straight match for only the third time in their history.
The Reds are still short on numbers at the back but played with a renewed flair in beating Tottenham 3-1 on Thursday and have a perfect four wins from four visits to the London Stadium.
In fact, they are unbeaten in the duo’s last nine meetings and will be looking at this game to build further momentum ahead of a February schedule that features Leicester, Manchester City, Everton and RB Leipzig amongst others.
West Ham have a renewed confidence though and whisper it, finally look to be feeling at home in Stratford, with their record on their own patch the third best in the league.
As a former Everton boss, David Moyes would love to upset the Reds but these two look tough to split and the draw is
Cagey Contest at The Amex?
Graham Potter must have smiled to himself when he saw that West Brom and Fulham had played out a 2-2 draw on Saturday and a victory on Sunday evening against Tottenham will move them seven points clear of the bottom three.
However, despite winning this fixture 3-0 last season, the Seagulls have not won on home turf in their last 14 attempts and Wednesday’s 0-0 draw with the Cottagers could be telling, with under 2.5 goals here
Spurs, in contrast, have won five of their nine away matches this term and a win here will lift them a place to fifth.
Jose Mourinho was again overly-negative in Thursday’s 3-1 home defeat to Liverpool and with Harry Kane absent, Spurs are again likely to set out to defend with the aim of nicking the win on the break.
Brighton are handy in possession so won’t mind that but lack penetration and with that in mind, the away win on its own is tempting at
*All odds correct at time of writing.