Premier League predictions: Perfect time for Chelsea to play Tottenham

Can Thomas Tuchel to outwit Jose Mourinho in his first large check as Chelsea supervisor? Jones Knows previews Thursday’s large sport.

Tottenham vs Chelsea, Thursday 8pm

Jamie Redknapp received it spot-on in his post-match evaluation of Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham after their limp displaying at Brighton.

He stated: “There are too many things I don’t like right now when I look at this Tottenham side, with Jose’s mannerisms, the way he puts little messages out to people. Not good signs to be honest, because they were flying earlier in the season.”

Throw no Harry Kane into the combination and Mourinho appears to be like to have a confidence-drained aspect that look no higher than a mid-table outfit. Kane alleviates the artistic load on Spurs’ central midfielders however with out him within the workforce, Pierre Emile-Hojberg is compelled into doing a job that doesn’t match his industrious model. It’s simple to see Chelsea completely dominating the midfield battle on this one.

Thomas Tuchel has added a little bit of perception and vitality into the Chelsea attacking ranks. This appears to be like an ideal time to play Spurs to me.

JONES KNOWS PREDICTS: 0-2 (7/1 with Sky Bet)

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Burnley vs Manchester City, Wednesday 6pm

Manchester City have gained by an mixture rating of 26-1 over Burnley of their final seven conferences throughout all competitions.

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However, my first port of name when it comes to analysing a Burnley house fixture is assessing the value for a 0-0 draw. It’s too large right here at 16/1.

There’s been a mixed 18 targets of their 9 house matches this season, a league low, and 5 of these got here of their earlier fixture with Aston Villa. Nick Pope is arguably one of the best goalkeeper within the Premier League on present kind and Burnley are the kings of irritating the life out of a aspect. Just ask Liverpool and Villa.

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Obviously, City are firing on all cylinders, successful their final 12 matches and are seemingly marching in the direction of the title.

Yet, there’s nonetheless a small nag in my thoughts relating to their potential to create large possibilities towards a low block, particularly within the absence of Kevin De Bruyne. Cheltenham Town managed to maintain them at bay for 80 minutes within the FA Cup, they required a farcical offside name to edge previous Aston Villa and created simply an anticipated targets determine of 1.32 vs Sheffield United on the weekend.

Here, we’ve 16/1 to play with on a 0-0 and that’s overpriced in my thoughts. Stop laughing on the again.

Cue Jeff Stelling: “And there’s been an early goal at Turf Moor!”

JONES KNOWS PREDICTS: 0-0 (16/1 with Sky Bet)

Fulham vs Leicester City, Wednesday 6pm

This one simply screams draw to me, one thing Fulham concentrate on.

Scott Parker’s boys put in a really Fulham efficiency at West Brom. For 45 minutes they have been vivid, creative and tactically very achieved, but, they ended the sport maybe lucky to stroll away with a 2-2 draw as they failed to seize the large moments within the match by the scruff.

Meanwhile, Leicester felt the power of their lack of squad depth within the house defeat to Leeds. Ayoze Perez simply merely is not Jamie Vardy, the drop-off Leicester see in that a part of the pitch is huge when Vardy is lacking. Plus, Wilfred Ndidi’s absence makes them extra inclined to the counter-attack. Both are lacking for this one, too. Vardy is within the technique of recovering from a hernia operation and will return to coaching later within the week. Ndidi, in the meantime, suffered a minor hamstring tear within the 1-1 draw at Everton.

Tight sport.

JONES KNOWS PREDICTS: 1-1 (7/1 with Sky Bet)

Leeds United vs Everton, Wednesday 7.30pm

It’s very arduous to think about Everton from a prediction viewpoint contemplating their present issues in attacking areas. No surprise Dominic Calvert-Lewin hasn’t scored for seven video games, his creators in behind him are actually struggling. In their final six matches within the Premier League, Everton have created simply 34 possibilities at purpose – a mean per sport that places them solely above West Brom for that interval when it comes to likelihood creation.

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One space of energy stays set items although. An space the place Leeds notoriously battle having conceded seven headed targets from corners and 10 in whole from crosses – no workforce have conceded extra through each routes.

Yerry Mina has had 5 photographs in his final 4 Premier League and seemed primed to rating his third purpose of the season. The 17/2 anytime scorer value makes attraction.

It’s Everton set-piece prowess that places me off siding with Leeds, who’re displaying an actual ruthlessness in entrance of purpose, scoring 5 targets from their final 18 photographs, understanding at a mean of a purpose each 3.6 photographs. Whether that sustainable although is greater than debatable from what we all know from Marcelo Bielsa’s boys. I’m on the fence right here.

JONES KNOWS PREDICTS: 1-1 (5/1 with Sky Bet)

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Aston Villa vs West Ham United, Wednesday 8.15pm

Some of my finest work relies on plagiarising different folks’s concepts and odds compiler Mark Stinchcombe completely summed up my emotions on Twitter about many Premier League groups this week. He identified that this league is crammed with very defensively-minded groups enjoying conservative soccer that depend on wonderful margins for success. For instance, West Ham have been on the best aspect of those margins most of the time this season, therefore their inflated league place.

In actuality, there’s not a lot between the likes of the Hammers, Everton and a complete host of groups, and I’d embody backside of the desk Sheffield United in that bracket.

Of all of the so-called shock packages this season threatening a European cost, the one workforce which have backed up their league place with performances, each in accordance to the attention and the info, is Aston Villa. They will stick round within the hunt.

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Aston Villa have the attacking spark to break down West Ham

And, they’re greater than geared up to get previous West Ham with out a lot fuss. Yes, West Ham gained the reverse fixture 2-1 however have been flattered that day, registering simply 5 photographs on purpose in an anticipated purpose determine of simply 0.52 towards Villa’s 2.62.

I’m everywhere in the house win at odds-against.

JONES KNOWS PREDICTS: 2-0 (7/1 with Sky Bet)

Liverpool vs Brighton and Hove Albion, Wednesday 8.15pm

A Liverpool win right here would arrange Sunday’s blockbuster with Manchester City very properly certainly.

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Brighton have all of the elements in place to be a progressive workforce within the Premier League over the following few years however they continue to be very flaky on this stage of their growth beneath Graham Potter. They virtually managed to throw one of the crucial one-sided matches of the season away on Sunday when narrowly edging previous Tottenham. Once they begin turning into a bit extra ruthless, they will be a workforce to observe. With 17 video games nonetheless to play a top-10 end may not be fully ridiculous at 16/1 with solely 10 factors to make up.

Liverpool may spend part of the sport on the backfoot however will punish Brighton in the important thing moments of the match.

JONES KNOWS PREDICTS: 2-0 (6/1 with Sky Bet)

Sheffield United vs West Bromwich Albion, Tuesday 6pm (Play Super 6 to win £250,000)

The market has moved very strongly in favour with Sheffield United forward of this, arguably, season-defining match for each groups. But, it is moved too far.

The introduction of Mbaye Niang at half time towards Fulham fully reworked the Baggies. He led the road brilliantly, linking with the very harmful Matheus Pereira and created three possibilities for his teammates in 45 minutes. I’d say with these two in tandem, they carry the better attacking menace of those two groups.

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It’s arduous not to consider closely Sheffield United’s weak spot from defending set-pieces too when shaping up this match-up. Chris Wilder’s boys have shipped seven from such conditions this season and Ayermic Laporte and Ruben Dias each registered photographs on Aaron Ramsdale’s purpose within the weekend defeat at City.

Sam Allardyce will likely be exploiting this at each alternative with Semi Ajayi (three targets since Allardyce took over) and Kyle Bartley (scored on the weekend) each given licence to go ahead from each set piece or lengthy throw delivered by Darnell Furlong. Bartley to have a header on track at 11/1 makes attraction with Sky Bet.

The Baggies are a giant value for an away win right here at 100/30.

JONES KNOWS PREDICTS: 1-2 (10/1 with Sky Bet)

CORRECT SCORE: 2-1

Wolves vs Arsenal, Tuesday 6pm (Play Super 6 to win £250,000)

After an 80-game run of no 0-0 attracts at house, Arsenal now have seen two of their final three matches at The Emirates. Mikel Arteta’s model continues to be closely defensive centered which is on no account a nasty factor in the long term. For years Arsenal have craved being arduous to beat and Arteta might have simply solved that downside. This pragmatic strategy does make them robust to watch at instances although, one thing that Wolves may very a lot be accused of.

On Saturday they grew to become simply the third workforce within the final six years not to have a shot in a half of soccer towards Crystal Palace.

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Any optimistic consequence will do for Nuno Espirito Santo in the meanwhile. This one might go the identical method as their defensively sharp 0-0 with Chelsea final midweek.

JONES KNOWS PREDICTS: 0-0 (15/2 with Sky Bet)

CORRECT SCORE: 2-1

Manchester United vs Southampton, Tuesday 8.15pm (Play Super 6 to win £250,000)

The sensible method of attacking this sport is definitely to get Southampton in your aspect in some regard. As Gary Neville stated: this United workforce are an odd bunch.

Only Manchester City have scored extra first targets in Premier League video games this season than the fast-starting Saints (12), together with racing right into a 2-0 lead at St Mary’s within the corresponding fixture. However, United confirmed their potential at creating turnarounds in matches by successful that conflict 3-2 ultimately – no workforce has gained extra factors from dropping positions than them this season (21).

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With that in thoughts, the 14/1 for Southampton to be successful at half time and the total time consequence to be a draw definitely represents an intriguing betting angle.

United have not scored from open play of their final two fixtures however you possibly can’t accuse Luke Shaw of missing in creativity. His resurgence to kind has given United a brand new attacking dimension down the left. Since December 19, no defender has created extra possibilities for a teammate than Shaw (22) – greater than Joao Cancelo, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson.

In reality, it is the precisely the identical variety of possibilities created as Bruno Fernandes in that interval with solely Jack Grealish (32) and Mason Mount (29) having created extra within the Premier League. It’s due to this fact fairly shocking to see 4/1 out there on Shaw to register an help, particularly with Kyle Walker-Peters – Southampton’s most dependable right-back – nonetheless unavailable.

JONES KNOWS PREDICTS: 1-1 (7/1 with Sky Bet)

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CORRECT SCORE: 9-0

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Luke Shaw needs to be backed to seize an help at 4/1

Newcastle United vs Crystal Palace, Tuesday 8.15pm (Play Super 6 to win £250,000)

The doubtless beginning berth handed to Allan Saint-Maximin is a giant trigger for optimism too for these wanting to again Newcastle right here. Steve Bruce stated: “He’s had three substitute appearances and we think he could be ready to start.”

He’s coming again into what needs to be a assured workforce too after they fully ran throughout Everton with an out of the blue efficiency. They pressed in midfield, weren’t afraid to go ahead at tempo and seemed typically effectively organised on the again. A warning although, consistency hasn’t been Newcastle’s strongest level over time, so it is a harmful sport anticipating them to again it up.

However, Palace will do effectively to comprise each Callum Wilson and Saint-Maximin, whose tempo ought to bother the again 4 greater than Wolves managed on the weekend. Home win.

JONES KNOWS PREDICTS: 2-0 (7/1 with Sky Bet)

CORRECT SCORE: 1-2

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