By News Team
26th February 2021
The headline act of the Premier League weekend comes in West London as Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea take on Manchester United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
We take a look at the pick of the fixtures elsewhere below.
Citizens take on Hammers in title charge
Manchester City continue to move relentlessly towards a third Premier League title in four years. Pep Guardiola’s men secured their 19th straight win in Germany on Wednesday night, seeing off Borussia Monchengladbach 2-0.
But they will no doubt face a sterner examination from in-form West Ham on Saturday lunchtime. The Hammers currently occupy fourth spot in the table after a brilliant run of results, with Jesse Lingard and Michail Antonio banging in the goals.
City are usually rock-solid at the back, conceding just 15 goals all season, but the away side will fancy their chances of getting on the scoresheet and both teams to score is 10/11.
The sky blues are a short price to register a staggering 20th win in a row, with odds of 2/9 for a home win. West Ham 12/1 are to spring a surprise on the road, while they are 11/2 to come away with a point.
The Foxes look to secure their top 4 when facing the Gunners
Leicester City remain firmly in the hunt for a top four finish this season. Brendan Rodgers’ men picked up a valuable three points away at midlands rivals Aston Villa last weekend, thanks to goals from James Maddison and Harvey Barnes. But the Foxes were dealt a blow when in-form Maddison limped off with a hip injury, and he will be a huge miss this weekend.
Arsenal’s chances of a top four finish are slim at best, but they are in good heart having edged a thrilling Europa League tie with Benfica on Thursday night. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is back among the goals after a mid-season drought, and he is 4/1 to score first for the away side.
Leicester will want to get back to winning ways having suffered a shock European exit at the hands of Slavia Prague, and they are 6/4 to bag all three points. The Gunners are 19/10 to head back to north London with a win, with the draw a 9/4 shot.
A battle at the Bridge
Chelsea and Manchester United clash in a mouthwatering fixture at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. In the not too distant past this match could have been a title decider – but right now a place in the top four is on the line.
Signs of a Chelsea revival under Thomas Tuchel continued on Tuesday when the Blues beat Atletico Madrid 1-0 away from home in the Champions League. Olivier Giroud’s spectacular overhead kick proved the match winner, and the Frenchman is 6/4 to score anytime against United.
The Red Devils are in similarly good form, comfortably beating Newcastle 3-1 last weekend before playing out a 0-0 draw with Real Sociedad on Thursday. Bruno Fernandes continues in fine run, bagging his 15th goal of the season against the Magpies, and he is 9/2 to score first.