Sunday’s Premier League program starts with a London derby as Arsenal host Chelsea.
Both teams have had a difficult December, with Arsenal having the potential of losing four consecutive home games in all competitions for the first time in 60 years. Chelsea, in addition, have lost five of their last seven league games.
That said, one of Chelsea’s few recent bright spots was an away win at Tottenham just before Christmas. They were very impressive that day, and we’ll assume the players can get themselves up again today.
The best player on the park during that Chelsea/Spurs game was Willian, and we’ll take the Brazilian to shine again today, scoring against leaky Arsenal defence.
The later game sees Liverpool host Wolves at Anfield, with the home team trying to cement their position at the top of the league.
Liverpool were very impressive in dismissing Leicester on Boxing Day, and have had an extra day’s rest as Wolves played on Friday. We’re not sure how many changes the Reds will make, but the team is brimming with confidence and likely to play well.
Wolves were outstanding against Manchester City, but now have to try and reproduce that effort with very little rest. Changes are likely and it’s debatable that their squad as deep.
We noted that Mo Salah was substituted reasonably early against Leicester on Boxing Day, presumably to keep him fresh for today. We’ll take him to run a tired Wolves side ragged, winning the man of the match award.
Arsenal/Chelsea: Willian to score anytime, 1 pt, at 33/10, Unibet
Liverpool/Wolves: Salah named man of the match, 1 pt, at 6/1, BetFred
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