With all of their title rivals either in FA Cup action or without a fixture, Chelsea have the chance to open up a seven point lead at the top of the Premier League table and their formidable, unbeaten home record at Stamford Bridge makes the Blues something of a home banker at 8/13 with Ladbrokes to topple Tottenham.
Spurs, 888Sport’s 23/4 underdogs, have an outstanding away record but they are unlikely to try and keep things tight in West London and that could be their undoing.
Bet365 price Jose Mourinho’s troops at 8/1 to finish on the right side of a 2-1 scoreline but the hosts have the ability to keep things tight on their own patch, where a home victory ‘to nil’ catches the eye at 13/8 via Coral.
Faltering Southampton have lost their last three in league and cup so they’re far too short at 5/4 (Ladbrokes) to pick up three points at a Crystal Palace side picking up plenty of points at home.
It follows then that the Eagles are overpriced at 14/5 via BetVictor to register a fourth triumph in five at Selhurst Park.
Felix Magath’s Fulham have also been underestimated as they head to beleaguered Cardiff, BetVictor rating the Cottagers at 23/10 to rack up a vital three points in South Wales.
Chelsea to beat Tottenham 1-0 – 13/2 (bet365)
Crystal Palace to beat Southampton – 14/5 (BetVictor)
Double on Crystal Palace and Fulham – 21/2 (BetVictor)
Norwich and Stoke to draw – 23/10 (Coral)