Premier League is back in the mix

This week could prove to be pivotal at both ends of the Premier League table, with Stamford Bridge playing host to the standout midweek fixture as Chelsea face Tottenham.

Spurs to give Chelsea the blues

Chelsea’s hopes of claiming a top four spot are hanging by a thread and things don’t get any easier when they host Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

A poor run of form including humiliating defeats to Bournemouth and Manchester City have left fans concerned and while there was encouraging signs in the EFL Cup final defeat to Manchester City, Spurs will fancy their chances of adding to their woes.

Tottenham have won five of their last six matches in all competitions, though suffered a disappointing defeat to Burnley last time out.

One plus point for Mauricio Pochettino was the return of Harry Kane, with the England forward grabbing a goal in the 2-1 loss at Turf Moor.

Having scored twice in his last two appearances against Chelsea, Kane could prove decisive as Spurs look to make it three successive league victories over their London rivals.

With problems mounting for Chelsea, a Tottenham win at 3.15 looks the way to go on Wednesday night, whilst a Spurs win and both teams to score catches the eye at 5.40.

Bluebirds can bounce back

Cardiff’s battle to stay in the Premier League received a blow last week when Watford ran riot in the Welsh capital.

A Gerard Deulofeu hat-trick helped the Hornets to a 5-1 win and Neil Warnock will be hoping his side can respond with a win against Everton on Tuesday night.

Having suffered three successive defeats, Marco Silva is a man under increasing pressure on Merseyside, and that is unlikely to change given how poor the Toffees have been on the road.

With just three away victories in all competitions this season, Everton have looked vulnerable on their travels, and Cardiff look real value at 3.50 to pick up all three points.

Expect goals in the Toon

Tuesday night sees an important encounter near the bottom of the table as Newcastle and Burnley look to move clear of the drop zone.

Newcastle’s form has picked up considerably in the last few weeks, winning their last three league matches at home, including a memorable 2-1 victory over Manchester City.

Burnley have also made a strong start to 2019, beating Tottenham 2-1 in their last game and are hoping to stretch their unbeaten away run in the league to five matches.

Sean Dyche’s side have been involved in some high scoring games recently, with four of their last five away league matches featuring three goals or more.

With that in mind, the over 2.5 goals in the game at 2.30 looks a great bet as both sides will be desperate to pick up all three points.

Reds to be too hot to handle

Having dropped just four league points at Anfield this season, Liverpool will be confident that they can maintain their unbeaten home record against Watford on Wednesday.

The Hornets’ form on the road has been decent of late, losing just one of their last ten games on the road in all competitions.

However, with Liverpool having scored 21 goals in their last six Premier League home matches, Watford will struggle to contain the likes of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have scored three or more goals in their last three meetings with Watford and that trend could be worth following once again, with over 3.5 Liverpool goals available at 2.20.

City to put the Hammers to the sword

Having watched his side suffer four defeats from their last five away matches, West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini faces a difficult return to the Etihad on Wednesday night.

A 3-2 defeat to Crystal Palace is the only blotch on Manchester City’s home record in the league this season and the Champions are expected to cruise to victory against the Hammers.

The recent head-to-head record between these sides suggests City will do exactly that, scoring four goals in each of the past two meetings.

Over 3.5 Manchester City goals at 2.45 looks a strong bet, especially with the visitors failing to keep a clean sheet in their last six matches.