It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

You can’t beat the festive footy season. Games coming thick and fast every couple of days – as one of my colleagues would say, marvellous!

Another Premier League weekend is on the horizon which means we’re back for another treble, still searching for our second win of the season.

We can still hear the crossbar shaking from last week as we landed two-out-of-three, the Brighton draw with Leeds United being the game that stopped the ball crossing the line!

Here’s hoping for better this week…

 

West Ham United vs Chelsea

We’re starting with Saturday’s early kick-off at the London Stadium.

The game against Watford in midweek looked like it was going to be a potential banana skin for Chelsea, before Hakim Ziyech bagged the winner with around 20 minutes to go to keep them top of the table.

Meanwhile, West Ham will be disappointed they conceded so late to Brighton, as they’re looking to bounce back here after three games without a win.

The Hammers have enjoyed a brilliant start the season, and currently sit in the top four. They can give Chelsea problems, but it feels like Chelsea are a machine at the minute, just churning out results.

Chelsea win for us at 4/5.

 

Newcastle United vs Burnley

Next up, we’re heading to St. James’ Park for the 3pm clash between Newcastle and Burnley.

Not a terrible result for Newcastle getting a draw against Norwich in midweek, particularly as they played with 10 men for a large portion of the game.

But they remain winless and Eddie Howe will know that he has to start picking up points – and fast.

Burnley started the season pretty poorly, but they seem to have found their feet now, and although they remain in the drop zone, they are unbeaten in their last five.

However, the Clarets have drawn their last three, and given Newcastle’s run of games after this weekend, we think they’ll have earmarked this one as a must win.

Newcastle win at 13/10.

 

Southampton vs Brighton

Our final pick comes from St. Mary’s as Southampton host Brighton.

A draw against Leicester in midweek meant the Saints responded from the back-to-back losses against Norwich and Liverpool, while Brighton have drawn four and lost one in the last five.

Southampton are only five points above the drop zone at the time of writing, and this is a chance for them to get their first win since the start of November, against a Brighton side sorely out of form.

We think they’ll take all three points here at 29/20.

 

Summary

Chelsea to beat West Ham

Newcastle to beat Burnley

Southampton to beat Brighton

Trader’s special price for the treble – 10/1!

 

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