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Chelsea and Spurs clash, as Liverpool and City continue title battle

Chelsea and Spurs clash, as Liverpool and City continue title battle
Chelsea and Spurs clash, as Liverpool and City continue title battle February 26, 2019 February 26, 2019 David Nugent
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No sooner had gameweek 27 of the Premier League season finished gameweek 28 is upon us, with a full schedule of top-flight games on Tuesday and Wednesday night. Here is a look at the top-flight fixtures taking place over the next two nights.

Wednesday night

Chelsea v Tottenham (Kick-off 8 PM)

The highest profile game of the gameweek comes at Stamford Bridge, where Chelsea host London rivals Tottenham.

The home side has slipped to sixth place in the table after a poor recent run of top-flight form, as the Blues have suffered defeat in three of their last four Premier League games. Maurizio Sarri’s side has conceded at least two goals in all three recent league defeats while failing to score in all three too.

Chelsea’s home record is stronger, though, as the Blues have won four of their last six league matches at Stamford Bridge. They have also scored at least two goals in all four victories.

A 2-1 defeat at Burnley last time out in the Premier League has left Tottenham’s Premier League title hopes in shreds. Mauricio Pochettino’s team are still just five points behind the top two Liverpool and Manchester City. However, they face some difficult games in the next few weeks, while their rivals look unlikely to drop too many points until the end of the season.

The aforementioned defeat at Burnley ended a four-game winning run for the team from North London in the Premier League. The defeat at Turf Moor also ended a run of four straight away defeats in the top-flight.

Liverpool v Watford (Kick-off 8 PM)

Liverpool will look to consolidate their place at the top of the Premier League table as the Reds host Watford at Anfield.

A goalless draw at Manchester United last time out means that Jurgen Klopp’s team have drawn three of their last four Premier League games. However, the Reds have won eight of their last nine top-flight matches at Anfield, while scoring at least twice in five of their last six league outings on home soil. Liverpool are favourites to continue that recent stellar home record in this clash.

Watford are currently seventh place in the Premier League table after a three-game unbeaten run in the top-flight. Last time out the Hornets hammered Cardiff 5-1 at the Cardiff City Stadium.

The visitors have been highly inconsistent on their travels of late in the Premier League. However, Javi Gracia’s team have been hard to beat on the road, as they have lost just once in their last seven away matches in the top-flight.

Manchester City v West Ham (Kick-off 8 PM)

Reigning Premier League champions Manchester City host West Ham at the Etihad Stadium looking to keep the pressure on league leaders Liverpool.

The Citizens are currently a point behind the men from Merseyside. Pep Guardiola’s side has certainly hit top form of late in the Premier League, winning seven of their last eight outings.

City have been formidable on home soil in recent months, winning 14 of their 15 league games at the Etihad Stadium, while also scoring at least two goals in each of those last 15 home matches.

West Ham have enjoyed a rollercoaster of a campaign. The Irons currently sit ninth place in the table after a three-game unbeaten run in the top-flight. However,  a 3-1 home win over Fulham last time out ended a four-game run without a league win for the visitors.

The Hammers have a poor recent away record in the top-flight, failing to win in their last four league games on their travels, suffering three defeats in the process.

Other midweek Premier League games (7:45 PM kick-off unless stated)

Tuesday

Cardiff v Everton

Huddersfield v Wolves

Leicester v Brighton

Newcastle v Burnley (Kick-off 8 PM)

Wednesday

Arsenal v Bournemouth

Southampton v Fulham

Crystal Palace v Manchester United (Kick-off 8 PM)

Who will pull off big wins in the midweek Premier League games?

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David Nugent

David Nugent


David is a soccer fan and writer who has spent the last decade sharing his opinion and spreading news about the beautiful game across the internet. The lifelong Everton fan has written for numerous sports websites, plus an international soccer magazine where he covered the Premier League, the Bundesliga and various youth international tournaments.