Another hectic weekend of Premier League fixtures sit ahead of us and there’s plenty for followers of English football to get stuck into. We get the ball rolling on Saturday afternoon with a mouth-watering London derby match involving Chelsea and Tottenham. These rivals line-up at Stamford Bridge from 12.30pm in what will be a thrilling encounter played out live on BT Sport.
Mourinho Faces His Past
Which side will come out on top and secure all three Premier League points as well as the bragging rights? Will Jose Mourinho return to haunt his old team, beating Frank Lampard in front of his own fans or will the young gaffer deny the special one and delight the majority of those camped in the stands? That remains to be seen but it’ll be great fun finding out.
Chelsea hasn’t had their problems to seek this season, suffering from a run of serious lack of consistency but they remain in the hunt for a top-four finish and place in next season’s Champions League. That would be quite an achievement for the team considering what has gone on at Chelsea in recent years. It would also prove Lampard to be a shrewd and capable manager. The home win is 4/5 at Ladbrokes.
Trying for the Top Four
Tottenham is another side who haven’t quite enjoyed the season that was expected of them. Despite reaching the final of the Champions League last season – beaten by Liverpool in Spain – Spurs made a horrible start to the campaign and were dragged down into midtable. That forced a change of leadership with Mourinho brought in to replace Pochettino. He had an instant impact and got the club back on track and back in the mix for a top-four finish. The away win is 16/5 at Bet365.