Prepare for a stunning festive period from the Premier League. It’s a glorious time of year to be a sports fan with live action from the best leagues in the world shown on your TV. Excellent news for armchair fans and those who enjoy a punt on the outcome.
A Closer Look
Bookmakers have certainly gotten into the Christmas spirit, offering promotions, enhanced odds and free bets on the Premier League fixtures. There’s certainly no lack of value available to those looking to get their cash on Arsenal v Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium. A derby match, there will certainly be no season of goodwill between these London rivals.
Arsenal have suffered a disappointing end to 2019 but can lay down a marker for 2020 by beating a rival for the top four in front of their own fans. Arsenal won’t be winning the title again this season but there’s no reason why they can’t re-group and stage a fightback pushing themselves towards the Champions League places. That’s a big ask, of course.
A Long Road Ahead
Chelsea thought they had found their feet after a few teething problems for Frank Lampard. They began to climb the ladder and pushed themselves into the prizes, that was despite a slow start for the new manager. The feel-good factor was back at Stamford Bridge but that bubble burst with four defeats and a win from five. A reminder that nothing has been achieved at Chelsea and a long road lies ahead for everyone at the club.