Football Tips: Liverpool and Chelsea star in Phil Thompson’s 3/1 Saturday treble

Phil Thompson's back to help you pick Paddy's pocket this Saturday.


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Paddy’s football ambassador Phil Thompson is back with another bagful of tips ahead of a busy weekend in the Premier League. We’ve got top-four clashes and relegation battles to contend with as the season careers towards its final curtain.

Thommo’s given Liverpool v Newcastle (12.30pm), West Ham v Chelsea (5.30pm) and Sheffield United v Brighton (8pm) the treatment for his PP News treble on Saturday. So, without further ado, here’s the Liverpool legend’s boosted treble for Saturday in the Premier League.


Liverpool have dropped 13 points from winning positions which I think is not really the Liverpool way. They’ve scored just three first half goals in their last 17 Premier League games. Having said that, we’ve unbeaten in four in the Premier League with three wins and that draw last time.

But Newcastle, back to back Premier League wins. Wow! Burnley away 2-1, West Ham at home, 3-2. So it’s not bad. They’ve only lost one of their last seven Premier League games and that was at Brighton. They’re eight points clear of the relegation zone now so they’ll be feeling quite comfortable but in this game you have to put your money on the champions and I’m going for Liverpool to win.


West Ham have been incredible, haven’t they? Absolutely unbelievable and the result against Newcastle was astonishing. Another 3-2! The goals have been raining in for West Ham. They’ve scored 11 goals in their four Premier League games. Would you ever have thought that with West Ham? But they have been conceding as we know. It was three against Arsenal and three against Newcastle.

Then you’re up against a Chelsea side who demolished Crystal Palace last week, 4-1, they are in decent form. They’ve only conceded 31 goals. They’ve scored the most at set plays, Chelsea, which is fantastic. They’ve got 19 goals from set plays so they will worry West Ham. I’m going for a Chelsea Win in this.

Finally I’m going to go for Brighton who I think are playing some decent stuff. As we know they’re not getting the results that they’d like but Brighton to beat Sheffield United, that will be a good bet.

Thommo’s Treble

For my Saturday treble, I’m going to go for Liverpool, Chelsea and I’m also going to go for Brighton.

Thommo’s Saturday Treble

12.30pm: Liverpool v Newcastle – Liverpool to Win
5.30pm: West Ham v Chelsea – Chelsea to win
8pm: Sheffield United v Brighton – Brighton to Win

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