TAB Betting Blog: Chelsea to be too good for Spurs

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CHELSEA v TOTTENHAM

Saturday night, Stamford Bridge

The battle for fourth spot heats up on Saturday night with a London Derby kicking us off for Match Week 27.

Chelsea's fantastic start to the season is fast becoming a distant memory and they enter this game with just a one-point lead over Tottenham, which has rattled off three straight wins in the EPL to close the gap after it was double figures at one point.

There is no doubt that Tottenham have lifted their game significantly since Jose Mourinho took charge of the dressing room and Champions League football is once again a real possibility.

Frank Lampard's side have been poor at home this season and that continued earlier this week when they dropped a 2-0 result to Manchester United. If they are any chance of holding onto fourth spot they simply need to pick up maximum points at home.

The one thing in their favour is that they have had a slightly longer break between games than Spurs, who dropped a 1-0 result at home against Red Bull Leipzig in the first leg of their Round of 16 Champions League clash.

We got burnt last week by following Chelsea, but I feel they can repay the faithful in this game. Tottenham are without Harry Kane and now arguably their best player of the season Son Heung-Min, who scored their last-minute winner against Villa last week. I just cannot see how they can replace that sort of creativity and trouble a Chelsea side which have been a little unlucky in their games of late.

TIP: Chelsea (Result) @ $1.75

LEICESTER v MANCHESTER CITY

Sunday morning, The King Power Stadium

The battle between Leicester and Manchester City on Sunday morning could well determine who finishes second on the English Premier League table this season.

Leicester have been one of the surprise packets of the campaign. Despite winning the league in 2016, no one expected the Foxes to be battling out a top two or three position after 26 matches.

Their early season form has dipped though and that is clearly evident by their recent run of matches which has seen them win just once, lose twice and draw twice from their past five matches.

They host a Manchester City side which looks all but certain to relinquish the Premier League title they've won in successive seasons. They are a whopping 22 points behind leaders Liverpool but still sit second, four points in front of Leicester.

If Brendan Rogers' men want a top-two finish then they cannot afford to drop points against City in this. They look the value play considering City have lost four of their six games on the road while Leicester have only lost twice at the King Power in the league this season.

Outside of the result market, Jamie Vardy could be a good bet for first goalscorer ($6) or anytime goalscorer ($2.50). The Leicester hitman has scored more goals than any other player against Pep Guardiola's teams.

TIP: Jamie Vardy First Goalscorer ($6)