By News Team
Last Updated: 7th May 2021
Top of the bill in the Premier League this weekend sees Manchester City take on Chelsea at the Etihad.
With a whole host of matches up and down the country, we take a look at the pick of the action below.
City aiming to secure a seventh title with a win against Chelsea
Confidence will be on an all-time high for both camps after their Champions League semi-final exploits.
Manchester City outfoxed and outplayed Paris Saint Germain in both legs. Chelsea did the same against mighty Real Madrid and should have won by more.
A look at the clean sheet stats – a joint top 18 in the Premier League for both this season – shows City and Chelsea have built their success on a solid defensive platform.
Thomas Tuchel is also proving to be a tactical master, as shown when Chelsea outplayed and out-thought City in their 1-0 FA Cup semi-final win when these two last met.
With just three weeks until the Champions League Final, this is a chance for City or Chelsea to land a psychological blow.
No matter how Chelsea do in that game, the maths are simple: They need three wins from their last four league games to qualify for next season’s Champions League so their destiny will still be in their own hands after Saturday’s game.
Sergio Aguero is likely to start and loves scoring against Chelsea. In all, he has done it 15 times and is 6/4 to do it again.
For Chelsea, Christian Pulisic has sparkled of late and is 8/1 in the first goalscorer market. City are a tempting 19/20 to sew up the title while Chelsea are 16/5 to win. Work out you potential winnings with our easy-to-use online betting calculator.
Spurs looking to build on morale-boosting win
Spurs bounced back from their Carabao Cup final defeat by Man City with a 4-0 morale-boosting mauling of bottom dogs Sheffield United.
Interim boss Ryan Mason may have freed the shackles after the gloomy days of Jose Mourinho but for now, Spurs are just papering over the cracks.
And Leeds are just the side to open those cracks up. The Whites are yet to lose to a ‘Big Six’ team at Elland Road this season and will be keen to bounce back after being outclassed by Brighton last Saturday.Attack looks like the best form of defence in this one so we can expect an open game with a few goals.
Patrick Bamford was in Lewis Dunk’s pocket at the Amex but will be keen to get back in the scoresheet. He is 5/1 to land the first blow.
If anyone can for Spurs, Kane can. He looks like an EVS banker to score at anytime.
West Ham keen to get back in Top Four
After back-to-back defeats, West Ham got their top-four push back on track with a 2-1 win at Burnley on Monday night.
Now they get the chance to end Everton’s flimsy hopes of Champions League football.
The Irons boast the second-best home record in the Premier League as they gear up to take on an Everton side who has won only one of their last seven league matches.
That said, the Toffees have a solid record in east London, losing just one of their last 12 league visits to West Ham. And they have been good on the road this season and have won eight of their last dozen away games, losing just one.