Will Chelsea Wobble During The Title Run-In?
Spurs were the big winners in another eventful Premier League round
Tottenham Hotspur cut Chelsea’s advantage at the top of the English Premier League table to just 7 points, raising hopes in North London that what seemed liked an unassailable lead may now be reachable.
The Blues went down 2-1 at home to a rejuvenated Crystal Palace side, while Spurs kept up their momentum with a routine 2-0 win against Burnley at Turf Moor. Chelsea face both Manchester sides in 2 of their next 3 fixtures, while Spurs face clubs in the bottom half of the table during the same period.
Liverpool moved back into the top 3 thanks to their 3-1 Merseyside derby win over Everton but the victory did come at a cost, with Sadio Mané joining their injured ranks.
Premier League football resumes on Tuesday, with 4 games scheduled to take place. However, the Reds will be in action on Wednesday against Bournemouth at Anfield and despite the fact that their leading scorer is unlikely to be available, they still have the highest goals expectancy of all the GW31 participants.
Chelsea versus Manchester City is undoubtedly the pick of the action and it could be a feisty encounter if the reverse match at the Etihad is anything to go by. The Blues prevailed 3-1 on that occasion, as the Citizens had 2 players sent off, including star striker Sergio Agüero.
At the other end of the table, Burnley are in danger of getting sucked into the relegation scrap and will be hoping that their home form will continue to be strong enough to keep them afloat. They have collected 29 of their 32 points total on home soil and are marginal favourites to add to that tally when they entertain Stoke City on Tuesday evening, according to the latest English Premier League match betting odds.
GW31 promises to be another fascinating game round but what twists and turns can we expect as the run-in begins in earnest?