By News Team
26th January 2021
With only two points separating the top three, this week’s Premier League action is going to be a compelling watch.
We take a look at the stand-out fixtures on offer across Tuesday to Thursday.
Life after Lampard begins at Chelsea
Chelsea ruthlessly parted ways with head coach Frank Lampard on Monday after a poor run of form but they will need to put that behind them with fixtures coming thick and fast over the coming weeks, starting with a visit from Wolves on Wednesday.
The Blues have only managed one win in their last five Premier League games with their most recent loss coming against Leicester City last Tuesday. Chelsea are currently priced as 6/10 favourites to defeat Wolves on Wednesday and a stat that will fill Blues fans with further confidence is that they have won five of their six home fixtures against the Midlands side.
A key player to watch out for will be Tammy Abraham, who has scored six goals in three league appearances against Wolves and is coming off the back of an FA Cup weekend hat-trick. He is 16/5 to break the deadlock on Wednesday.
Wolves, meanwhile, will be looking to pile further pressure on Chelsea and a win at Stamford Bridge would mean that Nuno Espírito Santo’s side will have completed a league double over the Blues for the first time since the 1974/75 season. Wolves have been rather inconsistent of late and are 24/5 to defeat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Leicester to keep title hopes up?
Both Everton and Leicester head into their fixture at Goodison Park on Wednesday coming off the back of wins in the Premier League, with Carlo Ancelotti’s side defeating Wolves last time out and the Foxes seeing off Chelsea to continue their title challenge.
Everton have lost three home fixtures so far this season, though Ancelotti has only ever lost four home fixtures in a season twice in his career, both coming during his time at AC Milan. The Toffees are currently priced at 7/4 to defeat Leicester, though it is going to require a valiant effort to come out on top with the Foxes in fine form and sitting pretty in third place.
Brendan Rodgers’ side are currently unbeaten in eight matches and are on a five-game winning streak in all competitions. The last time Leicester lost was back in mid-December where they went down 2-0 to Everton, but they will be looking to get revenge on Wednesday evening and are 8/5 for victory.
James Maddison has been directly involved in seven goals in his last eight Premier League appearances and he is currently priced at 19/10 to score anytime this time round.
Spurs to pile more misery on Liverpool?
After crashing out of the FA Cup to Manchester United on Sunday evening, Liverpool will be looking to bounce back straight away, though things don’t get any easier with a trip to Spurs on Thursday.
That said, Spurs do not have the greatest of records against Liverpool in recent times with the north London side losing their last five league fixtures against the Reds. Spurs have never lost six in a row in their history. They are currently priced at 11/5 to end that run and defeat Jurgen Klopp’s side at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. There’s a huge incentive for Jose Mourinho’s men, with a win for Spurs propelling them above Liverpool and back into the top four.
Liverpool are going through a torrid time of late, with the Red’s failing to win any of their last five league fixtures – their most recent loss coming against Burnley at Anfield. Although they are going through a sticky spell, Liverpool are looking to win three consecutive away league fixtures against Spurs for the first time in their history. The visitors to come away triumphant on Thursday evening is priced at 5/4.