Premier League Saturday Preview

Saturday’s Premier League action is book ended by two huge games with Chelsea hosting Tottenham and then Leicester entertaining Manchester City.

Chelsea are currently sat in fourth just one point ahead of Spurs, so the game – which is the early kick-off at Stamford Bridge – could have huge ramifications for Champions League qualification.

Third placed Leicester welcome Man City to the King Power, four points behind the champions so anything but a victory and their hopes of finish runners-up to champions-elect Liverpool could be over.

There are also some huge games at the wrong end of the table.

Aston Villa are fourth from bottom but victory at Southampton, could help drag the Saints right back into trouble. The same could be said of Burnley, currently sat in 11th, as they host out of form Bournemouth.

Brighton and Crystal Palace are also very much in the battle to stay up. Palace host Newcastle, whilst Brighton have a daunting looking task at Sheffield United.

We run through every game including predictions from our own Football Insider Graeme Bailey and Bet365’s Steve Freeth.

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Chelsea 12:30 Tottenham Hotspur
Stamford Bridge

TEAM NEWS: Chelsea have doubts over Tammy Abraham, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Andreas Christensen, but N’Golo Kante has joined Christian Pulisic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Marco van Ginkel on the sidelines. | Spurs are without Heung-Min Son, Harry Kane, Moussa Sissoko and Juan Foyth.
KEY FACT: Chelsea can secure a third successive Premier League win over Spurs for the first time since March 2006
MATCH ODDS: Chelsea 7/10 Draw 3/1 Spurs 18/5
bet365 Pick: Spurs +1 @Evens
GRAEME SAYS: This is a great game but I wonder if they can each other out…0-0
Football Index – One to follow: Reece James – Developing into an amazing full-back

Burnley 15:00 AFC Bournemouth
Turf Moor

TEAM NEWS: Burnley will have Johann Berg Gudmundsson available, whilst Chris Wood is set to have late fitness test. Ashley Barnes remains a doubt, whilst Matt Lowton and Ben Gibson are not available. | Bournemouth welcome back Jefferson Lerma from suspension, but they are still without a number of players including Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld, Lloyd Kelly, Charlie Daniels, David Brooks and Chris Mepham.
KEY FACT: Burnley are targeting a fourth win in five matches
MATCH ODDS: Burnley 23/20 Draw 23/10 Bournemouth 13/5
bet365 Pick: Draw @23/10
GRAEME SAYS: Burnley are in great form and won’t be denied here against a poor Bournemouth side…2-0
Football Index – One to follow: Josh Brownhill – New signing but he could make a huge impact at Burnley

Crystal Palace 15:00 Newcastle United
Selhurst Park

TEAM NEWS: Martin Kelly and Cenk Tosun could both be available for Palace, but they are without James Tomkins, Mamadou Sakho and Jeffrey Schlupp. | Newcastle are hoping to have Jonjo Shelvey, Javi Manquillo, Yoshinori Muto and Dwight Gayle available, but Emil Krafth, Andy Carroll, Ciaran Clark, Jack Colback, Paul Dummett and Jetro Willems are all ruled out.
KEY FACT: Newcastle have won two Premier League matches in London this season. They last won three in a campaign in 2013/14
MATCH ODDS: Palace 10/11 Draw 23/10 Newcastle 7/2
bet365 Pick: Newcsatle +1  @4/5
GRAEME SAYS: I think that Newcastle could cause a bit of a shock here and get a win…1-2
Football Index – One to follow: Wilfried Zaha – Palace should cherish him before he moves on this summer

Sheffield United 15:00 Brighton & Hove Albion
Bramall Lane

TEAM NEWS: Sheff United come into the game with a fully fit squad. | Jose Izquierdo is sidelined for Brighton, but he might be the only player missing as they hope to have Dale Stephens and Alexis Mac Allister available.
KEY FACT: Sheff Utd will host Brighton in the top flight for the first time ever
MATCH ODDS: Sheff Utd 19/20 Draw 12/5 Brighton 16/5
bet365 Pick: Both Teams To Score @4/5
GRAEME SAYS: The Blades are a very good team and at home will sweep Brighton aside…3-0
Football Index – One to follow: Sander Berge – Has the potential to go to the top

Southampton 15:00 Aston Villa
St. Mary’s Stadium

TEAM NEWS: Ruben Loftus-Cheek could be involved for Chelsea, but Christian Pulisic remains sidelined. | Nemanja Matic is available to face his former club following his suspension, whilst it remains to be seen if new loan signing Odion Ighalo will be involved. Axel Tuanzebe, Scott McTominay, Marcus Rashford, Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Paul Pogba remain sidelined.
KEY FACT: Chelsea have lost just one of their last 17 Premier League home matches against Manchester United
MATCH ODDS: Chelsea 17/20 Draw 5/2 Man Utd 7/2
bet365 Pick: Both Teams To Score @3/4
GRAEME SAYS: Chelsea are the better team by far for me, and this could be a big home success…3-0
Football Index – One to follow: Danny Ings – Could become England’s first choice striker at the Euros

Leicester City 17:30 Manchester City
King Power Stadium

TEAM NEWS: Leicester are missing a number of players. Hamza Choudhury is suspended, whilst Nampalys Mendy, Wilfred Ndidi and Daniel Amartey are injured. | Oleksandr Zinchenko is back from suspension for Man City, who hope to have Raheem Sterling and David Silva available, but Leroy Sane remains sidelined.
KEY FACT: Brendan Rodgers is looking for his first victory over Pep Guardiola at the fifth attempt
MATCH ODDS: Leicester 10/3 Draw 16/5 Man City 8/11
bet365 Pick: Leicester +1 @Evens
GRAEME SAYS: Tough call this one, Leicester could do with the win but I only see a draw for them…1-1
Football Index – One to follow: James Maddison – Few have had a better season than the Foxes midfielder

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