Friday saw Barack Obama officially leave the white house for the final time, his departure was the only one more certain than Jose Fonte’s from St.Marys. The Portuguese defender was angling for a move since the start of this season and got his wish this week joining West Ham for £8 million snots.
His departure could give the Saints a boost, allowing for a more harmonious dressing room. However, Claude Puel will be seriously concerned about the fitness of star defender Virgil Van Dijk who is a doubt for Sunday’s game and could be rested ahead of Wednesday’s League Cup semi-final 2nd leg against Liverpool.
Leicester have drawn their last two away games and are without top scorer Islam Slimani for this one, who is on AFCON duty with Algeria, meaning goals could be hard to come by for the Foxes. We’re backing Ranieri’s men to make it three draws in a row here at a tasty 5/2.
Burnley have been displaying symptoms of spilt personality disorder this season. Currently sitting in 11th place, the Clarets have picked up 25 of their 26 points at home and only the one on the road. They are 12/1 shots to end this imbalance against Arsenal, who can go ahead of Liverpool into third with a win.
Arsene Wenger also has the luxury of welcoming back intrepid wing back Hector Bellerin, who will boost the Gunners attacking threat against this most vulnerable away team in the top flight.
A win for Arsenal will be their 5th in a row at the Emirates and we expect them to do it in style, by winning both halves.
A new manager finding his feet in the Premier League would not want to be facing Chelsea at home, but that is the task ahead of Marco Silva at 16.30 on Sunday.
Chelsea have won 14 of their last 15 league games and are unbeaten against Hull in the Premier League. The Blues have averaged over 2 goals per game at The Bridge this season while Hull have conceded in all of their last 19 games.
A high scoring Chelsea win looks the most likely outcome in this one and we’ve gone a Chelsea win and over 2.5 goals.