The Daily Star’s Chief Football writer, Danny Fullbrook, says it will be easy for Chelsea and should run out 2-0 winners, 8/1 with William Hill.
Chelsea v Liverpool, Sun 20th, 16.00, Skysports 1
Chelsea against Liverpool is the stand out game of this weekend and hits the box at 4pm on Sunday.
In a lot of ways it will be nice for the Chelsea players to get back to familiar grounds for themselves given the controversy surrounding John Terry with England. But surprisingly for me, this should be a fairly straight forward game as far as I am concerned and Chelsea are 10/11 with Stan James to win.
Liverpool just have not made the strides that I would have expected from them at the start of the season and a lot of that comes down to their new signings.
For me both Andy Carroll and Jordan Henderson have been a disaster and they have not really helped much with Carroll failing to really fit in, while Henderson and Charlie Adam have struggled with the goals which might have been expected from them. On that basis with the form Chelsea are in and some of the goals they have been scoring I expect them to run out 2-0 fairly easy winners at home, 8/1 with William Hill, with once against Frank Lampard as first goalscorer, a cracking 7/1 at Skybet.
Tottenham v Aston Villa, Mon 21st, 20.00, Skysports 1
The last fixture to look at is Tottenham against Villa on Monday night which should be an attractive game. Villa are tough to beat at the moment and while Spurs take their goals well they were battered by Fulham last time around despite actually winning.
A lot will depend on Gabby Agbonlahor’s fitness but he should be back by now and I feel that his combination with Darren Bent is vital for Villa. I see a draw, 10/3 with Ladbrokes, and in particular a 1-1 from this fixture (8/1 with William Hill) which will probably help neither club at the moment.
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