Tuchel’s Arrival to Work a Treat

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Thomas Tuchel makes his debut in the Chelsea dugout on what promises to be another action-packed evening of Premier League football.

Thomas Tuchel

Thomas Tuchel has been thrown into the deep end this week, taking charge of Chelsea just 24 hours after joining the club when Wolves visit Stamford Bridge.

The former Paris Saint-Germain boss has had one training session to work with the players, but that may be enough to beat Wolves, who are struggling under Nuno Espirito Santo.

Wolves are without talisman Raul Jimenez, but their poor form seems to be going under the radar. Nuno’s side have no win in their last four in the league, failing to score in two of those matches.

Chelsea used home advantage to advance through to the fifth round of the FA Cup on Sunday, and they are 20/29 to win on Wednesday, on what is another busy night of Premier League action.

United Hoping to Leapfrog Arch-Rivals City

Manchester United lost their grip on first place in the Premier League on Tuesday with neighbours Manchester City moving one point clear after their 5-0 rout of West Brom.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men need not panic though as a win over struggling Sheffield United will them to the summit within 24 hours of City’s success.

United can extend their unbeaten run in the Premier League to 14 matches on Wednesday. The Red Devils have also won their last seven top-flight encounters against the Blades, a run that stretches back to 1975.

Chris Wilder’s side have struggled away from Bramall Lane all season, and have scored just one goal in their last five away matches.

With that in mind, a home win to nil looks too good to ignore at odds of 1/1.

Everton Looking to Capitalise on Wounded Leicester

Everton welcome Leicester City to Goodison Park at 20:15, a game they know they are more than capable of winning. The Toffees beat Leicester back in December, and they can complete three consecutive wins over the Foxes for the first time since a run of four between 1977 and 1980.

While Leicester are six points better off than Everton, they have played two games more than Carlo Ancelotti’s side.

Brendan Rodgers’ men are unbeaten in four on the road, but they will be without Jamie Vardy as he recovers from a hernia operation.

Vardy has been directly involved in eight goals in 11 Premier League games against Everton, and without his threat, Leicester may struggle to penetrate the hosts’ backline.

Everton are 19/10 to win, and the return of Lucas Digne and Alex Iwobi should give them a boost as they try to win their sixth game in seven.

Nervy Affair Expected at the AMEX

Brighton will host Fulham on Wednesday night, and they have a tremendous opportunity to extend the gap between themselves and the Cottagers.

The Seagulls are five points above Scott Parker’s side, but the Londoners do have a game in hand.

Brighton know a win could give Fulham even more work to do in their fight to avoid relegation and can almost play with the pressure off after their recent win at Leeds.

Graham Potter’s side have only lost one of their last four at home in all competitions, but their form is still not good enough to back them with conviction.

Instead, under 2.5 goals at 20/29 appeals, especially as these two played out a 0-0 draw back in December.

Burnley Can Keep Aston Villa Quiet

Aston Villa are hoping to record back-to-back away top-flight wins against Burnley for the first time since a run of four wins between 1895 and 1900, which suggests they have usually struggled at Turf Moor.

Burnley have won just one of the last top-flight seven meetings between the pair, and it looks tough to pick a winner.

However, when delving into the stat books, Chris Wood appeals in the goalscorer market. The New Zealand international has scored three in four league starts against Villa, and he scored against Dean Smith’s side on New Year’s Day 2020.

Wood will be looking to repeat that feat, and he is 2/1 to find the net anytime on Wednesday.

*All odds correct at time of writing.

Tom is a fantasy football fanatic who brings years of experience to bear when it comes to picking the best FPL players every week. Back in the real world of sports, Tom offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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