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Spurs vs Chelsea is pick of the Gameweek 20 fixtures
Marcos Alonso has Arjen Robben in his sights. If the Chelsea wing-back shakes off a slight ankle knock, he will be bidding for an 18th victory from his last 18 English Premier League starts, when Chelsea make the short trip to White Hart Lane on Wednesday. Robben currently holds the record, having recorded 20 successive Premier League wins back in 2006 but Spurs are likely to provide the Blues with one of their stiffest tests of the season, after scoring 4 goals at Southampton and Watford in consecutive road games.
England midfielder Dele Alli was in inspirational form for Tottenham Hotspur in both of those games and there is little to choose between the two sides judging by the goals forecast.
Manchester City look to have the easiest task on paper against a Burnley side that have the worst away record in the division but the Clarets did pick up another 3 points at home on Saturday, thanks to a Andre Gray hat-trick.
Pep Guardiola will need a reaction from his players. Saturday’s defeat at Anfield means the Citizens have now slipped to 5th place in the table, just 3 points ahead of neighbour’s United, who are really starting to find their stride under José Mourinho.
Guardiola is finding life much tougher in the Premier League than he did in the Bundesliga and La Liga, so he could do with an improved performance from star players such as Kevin de Bruyne, who continues to disappoint for fantasy football managers who have stuck with him.
Middlesbrough get the GW20 action under way, against champions Leicester City and the latest English Premier League betting odds suggest that this will be a very tight affair.
The Foxes picked up a valuable 3 points against West Ham United on Saturday, to ease their relegation worries but they are one of the sides that will be hit hardest by the AFCON exodus, so anything they can pick up at the Riverside will be seen as a bonus.