It‘s time for a football weekend again! With each passing week, everyone is getting more and more excited, especially with how well Man City and Liverpool did internationally. However, this time around all the attention will shift back to the best English League, where the Sky Blues will meet Chelsea, and Leicester will stand against West Ham.
Premier League: Chelsea vs Man City
Well, this one is going to be grand! If Man City looked lacklustre for a bit there, their performance against PSG proved that they can play some brilliant football indeed, and Kevin De Bruyne was simply spectacular. The last time they met Chelsea, though, the Blues beat them 5:1 due to the risky roster the then-injured Sky Blues had to choose. Revenge time?
According to the UK-licensed bookie TonyBet, it’s tough to predict who is going to win this game. Chelsea got the odds of 17/10, which are just a tad worse than City’s 8/5 – and the latter obviously has got the Champions League semis on their minds, whereas their opponent is only playing in the Premier League now.
The Blues have also got quite a few injuries to deal with now, so even though they will meet Man City at Stamford Bridge, playing at home may not help them all that much. On the other hand, the Sky Blues are under a lot of pressure as is now, so it’s difficult to predict whether they will show their full potential. This is definitely the kind of a match where anything can happen!
Leicester City vs West Ham
The Foxes are running straight to the Premier League title, and even though they are leading with a strong seven point difference, every point brings them closer to this exceptional achievement. However, the Hammers are no easy opponents, having managed to upset some pretty big teams this season.
While the TonyBet bookies have the odds in definite favour of Leicester City, they are not guaranteed a victory. Even though the first meet of the season for these two ended 2:1 in the Foxes’ favour, the last time that West Ham lost a match was on February – at worst, the Hammers manage to draw the difficult fixtures that they get.
Both teams have pretty healthy squads, and they both have only the Premier League to worry about – so the fact that this is a home game for Leicester may actually be a pretty important factor. The Foxes are tough to beat, and they have only lost one home fixture this season, so the West Ham have their work cut out for them. And we’ve got a promise of a tough and interesting match!
Despite the outcome of this week’s fixtures, Leicester City is sure to be #1 for two more weeks. The Foxes are this close to winning the title – and Tottenham is following swiftly behind. Is this going to be the year when all hell broke loose up top in the League Table? Hopefully, Week 34 will get us closer to answering that!