Mid-Week Premier League Tips & Preview
After an enthralling weekend in the Premier League, in which wins for Liverpool and Crystal Palace gave us the biggest talking points, the upcoming matches bring a whole host of action in the English top-flight. Manchester United again failed to capitalise on those around them dropping points, with Mourinho’s men failing to find a way past West Brom. Meanwhile, another defeat for Sunderland has left them in a dire position at the bottom of the standings, with it still all to play for between fellow strugglers Hull City, Swansea City and Middlesbrough.
Arsenal v West Ham United
The Gunners showed resolve to twice comeback against Manchester City, however Arsene Wenger’s side remain in sixth position, making their London derby with West Ham a must win. The Frenchman is likely to stick with a similar team to that chosen against City, with Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott again set to be the focal points in attack. Four straight defeats has once again piled the pressure on Slaven Bilic, with the Hammers still not mathematically safe from relegation.
Hull City v Middlesbrough
A proverbial six-pointer at the KCOM Stadium, with defeat for Boro almost certainly relegating the North-East based club. Boro once again failed to find the back of the net in South Wales on Sunday, with Marco Silva’s men potentially leapfrogging Swansea with another three points.
Chelsea v Manchester City
Having come unstuck against an in-form Crystal Palace on Saturday, Antonio Conte will be looking for a response from his Chelsea side, with Manchester City travelling to West London in the hope of maintaining their recent unbeaten record. Diego Costa is without a Premier League goal since the beginning of March, with Sergio Aguero certainly the in-form striker at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.