Fresh from some midweek winners, Jones Knows takes aim at the Premier League matches this weekend with Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool in action on Sunday.
Any midweek winners for Jones Knows?
- Aston Villa to win 2-0 vs Norwich at 8/1
- Antonio Rudiger to have two or more shots vs Everton at 7/4
- Arsenal to win 2-0 vs West Ham at 9/1
- Southampton to win five or more corners at 5/4
Wolves vs Chelsea, Sunday 2pm
Chelsea are out to 8/1 with Sky Bet to win the Premier League title. They were 15/8 in November.
To some that might look an attractive price for the Champions League holders who are just four points off the top spot. However, over the past month there have been signs emerging that Thomas Tuchel’s boys are just a level below Manchester City and Liverpool, to the extent now that I’d be very surprised if they don’t finish third.
Tuchel was at a loss to explain how they didn’t comfortably beat Everton on Thursday, calling it a freak result. It’s true they found Jordan Pickford in top form but what worried me was their lack of sustained, quality attacks in the final 20 minutes when they were chasing a winner. It was the same in the 3-2 win over Leeds where two Jorginho penalties got them out of jail. Chelsea are seemingly finding it tough to break through low block defences without the influence and natural goal instincts of Romelu Lukaku.
And, well-organised low blow defences don’t come tighter than Wolves, who could be set to send Tuchel’s frustrations levels off the scale in this one. Bruno Lage’s team have conceded only 14 goals this season – only Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool have shipped fewer.
I can see this game going down a familiar