Unpredictable United Can Cause Chelsea Problems

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Man United will be hoping for some kind of lift from Ralph Rangnick but has Sunday's clash against the Premier League leaders come too early?

Ralph Rangnick will be hoping for a fast start in his first Manchester United game in charge

There is a bumper day of Premier League action on Sunday, with no fewer than five matches, including a big clash between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge (4:30pm).

The hosts are trying to maintain their position at the top of the table, while United will look to get back into the top-four battle after a month of turmoil at Old Trafford.

Rangnick Appointment Can Stir United

He won’t be in the Red Devils dugout on Sunday, but the appointment of Ralph Rangnick should see a lift in performance from the visitors at the Bridge.

We are only 12 games into the season and United are already 12 points behind the leaders and head into this clash with only one win in their last seven Premier League matches.

In contrast, Chelsea have won five and drawn one of their last six league games and have conceded just two goals during that run.

The unpredictability of United make the 9/2 on offer a interesting prospect, especially when considering they are unbeaten on their last five trips to Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea, who are 8/15 to collect the three points, have not beaten their opponents in the league since November 2017 and will feel they can end that poor run.

City Need to Be Wary of Antonio Threat

After one of their best performances under Pep Guardiola in midweek, Manchester City may find it hard to back that up in Sunday’s Premier League meeting with West Ham (2pm).

The 2-1 success over Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday will have taken a lot out of a City squad, who are still without Kevin De Bruyne.

West Ham were away in Vienna on Thursday but were able to rest several stars for their Europa League tie, with Michail Antonio one of those players who didn’t feature.

The Hammers top scorer has bagged in the last two Premier League meetings between the sides and the striker is 10/3 to score at anytime on Sunday, while West Ham Double Chance can be backed at 29/10.

Conte Can Lead Spurs to Bounce-Back Win

A 2-1 defeat to Slovenian side Mura was another low for Tottenham and left Antonio Conte tearing his hair out with some of his squad players.

The Italian’s approach normally sees him get a response from his team and a big performance is expected at Turf Moor (2pm).

Spurs, who are Evens to claim a much-needed league win, are unbeaten in their last three trips to Burnley in all competitions (two wins and one draw).

The hosts are without James Tarkowski, with the centre-back suspended and that will leave a huge hole to fill for the Clarets – who have only won one of their last 17 Premier League home games.

Watford Pace Could Prove Key at Leicester

It’s no wins in three Premier League games for Leicester, who have dropped to 12th in the table and they head into their clash with Watford (2pm) having lost back-to-back home league matches without scoring a goal.

For the first time during his tenure, Brendan Rodgers is facing some difficult decisions to try and get the Foxes back on track and defensive issues have blighted their season so far.

Rodgers’ men have kept just one clean sheet in the league this season and that came on the opening weekend, with Watford having the players capable of causing them more problems.

The Hornets, fresh from their thumping win over Man Utd, will look to hit Leicester on the break with the likes of Josh King and Cucho Hernandez, although Ismaila Sarr will be missed.

Leicester are 5/8 to collect the win, with Watford at 15/4 and the draw available at 16/5.

Everton Out to Stop the Rot

Both Brentford and Everton have collected just one point from their last five matches, with the two teams meeting at the Brentford Community Stadium on Sunday (2pm).

Rafa Benitez will be well aware just how important it is for the visitors to halt their recent slide, as they battle a long list of key injuries.

Suspended pair Richarlison and Mason Holgate have been added to the list of absentees and it will be down to the master tactician Benitez to grind out a result – with the draw available to back at 11/5.

*All odds correct at time of writing

Warren has been employed as a sport journalist for over two decades and as well as years of written experience, has also worked in other areas of the media including radio and television. Football has always been his number one passion, but has also commentated and written on a number of other sports including golf, cricket, tennis and rugby.
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