English Premiership

Chelsea to keep feasting over Xmas!

2016-12-23 12:11
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Cape Town - In-form, fairly clear-cut English Premiership leaders Chelsea will keep prospering over the busy festive season.

At least that’s the view of the Sport24 tipsters, who unanimously fancy successive home victories for the Blues over Bournemouth and Stoke, even if the away derby against Tottenham on January 4 may just provide slightly leaner pickings.

Given the volume of soccer on the immediate horizon, three full rounds are featured here.

Each round of the 2016/17 Premiership campaign, a group of our staff has a crack at predicting the results - do the exercise yourself, if you like, and see how you compare afterwards.

Compiled by Rob Houwing (Newcastle-partial; he swears the Championship is more competitive), the others are Garrin Lambley (Everton), Lloyd Burnard, Tashreeq Vardien, Maano Nekhavhambe and Lynn Butler (all Man Utd) plus Craig Taylor (Liverpool).

Three points are awarded for an entirely correct scoreline, and one for right result.

OUR FORECASTS:

WATFORD v CRYSTAL PALACE
Monday, 14:30

Rob: 1-1
Garrin: 1-1
Tashreeq: 2-1
Maano: 1-0
Craig: 1-1
Lynn: 1-2
Lloyd: 1-0

Last season: 0-1               

ARSENAL v WEST BROM
Monday, 17:00

Rob: 2-0
Garrin: 2-0
Tashreeq: 1-1
Maano: 1-1
Craig: 2-1
Lynn: 3-0
Lloyd: 3-0

Last season: 2-0                                  

BURNLEY v MIDDLESBROUGH
Monday, 17:00

Rob: 1-1
Garrin: 1-1
Tashreeq: 2-1
Maano: 3-0
Craig: 1-2
Lynn: 1-1
Lloyd: 2-0

Last season: Not applicable                                          

CHELSEA v BOURNEMOUTH
Monday, 17:00

Rob: 3-0
Garrin: 2-0
Tashreeq: 2-0
Maano: 3-0
Craig: 1-0
Lynn: 3-1
Lloyd: 3-1

Last season: 0-1                                           

LEICESTER v EVERTON
Monday, 17:00

Rob: 1-0
Garrin: 1-1
Tashreeq: 1-2
Maano: 0-1
Craig: 1-1
Lynn: 0-1
Lloyd: 2-1

Last season: 3-1                                                

MANCHESTER UNITED v SUNDERLAND
Monday, 17:00

Rob: 2-0
Garrin: 2-0
Tashreeq: 3-0
Maano: 2-0
Craig: 2-0
Lynn: 2-0
Lloyd: 2-1

Last season: 3-0             

SWANSEA v WEST HAM
Monday, 17:00

Rob: 1-1
Garrin: 1-1
Tashreeq: 1-1
Maano: 0-0
Craig: 0-2
Lynn: 1-0
Lloyd: 1-3

Last season: 0-0                                                        

HULL v MANCHESTER CITY
Monday, 19:15

Rob: 1-2
Garrin: 0-2
Tashreeq: 1-4
Maano: 1-1
Craig: 0-2
Lynn: 0-2
Lloyd: 0-1

Last season: Not applicable                                                

LIVERPOOL v STOKE
Tuesday, 19:15

Rob: 1-0
Garrin: 2-0
Tashreeq: 2-0
Maano: 2-1
Craig: 2-0
Lynn: 3-0
Lloyd: 3-0

Last season: 4-1           

SOUTHAMPTON v TOTTENHAM
Wednesday, 21:45

Rob: 1-1
Garrin: 1-1
Tashreeq: 1-1
Maano: 0-1
Craig: 1-2
Lynn: 0-2
Lloyd: 2-2

Last season: 0-2                                                       

HULL v EVERTON
Friday, 22:00

Rob: 1-1
Garrin: 1-2
Tashreeq: 1-2
Maano: 0-0
Craig: 0-2
Lynn: 1-3
Lloyd: 1-2

Last season: Not applicable                   

BURNLEY v SUNDERLAND
Saturday, 17:00

Rob: 1-1
Garrin: 1-1
Tashreeq: 1-2
Maano: 0-1
Craig: 1-1
Lynn: 1-0
Lloyd: 1-1

Last season: Not applicable                                   

CHELSEA v STOKE
Saturday, 17:00

Rob: 1-0
Garrin: 2-0
Tashreeq: 3-1
Maano: 1-0
Craig: 2-0
Lynn: 2-1
Lloyd: 2-0

Last season: 1-1                                           

LEICESTER v WEST HAM
Saturday, 17:00

Rob: 2-1
Garrin: 2-1
Tashreeq: 1-1
Maano: 0-0
Craig: 1-1
Lynn: 1-1
Lloyd: 2-1

Last season: 2-2                                           

MANCHESTER UNITED v MIDDLESBROUGH
Saturday, 17:00

Rob: 1-0
Garrin: 2-0
Tashreeq: 2-0
Maano: 1-1
Craig: 2-1
Lynn: 1-0
Lloyd: 3-1

Last season: Not applicable                                                 

SOUTHAMPTON v WEST BROM
Saturday, 17:00

Rob: 1-0
Garrin: 2-1
Tashreeq: 3-3
Maano: 1-0
Craig: 1-0
Lynn: 2-0
Lloyd: 2-0

Last season: 3-0          

SWANSEA v BOURNEMOUTH
Saturday, 17:00

Rob: 1-0
Garrin: 1-1
Tashreeq: 2-2
Maano: 1-2
Craig: 1-1
Lynn: 1-2
Lloyd: 2-0

Last season: 2-2                                                        

LIVERPOOL v MANCHESTER CITY
Saturday, 19:30

Rob: 2-1
Garrin: 1-1
Tashreeq: 1-1  
Maano: 1-1
Craig: 2-2
Lynn: 1-1
Lloyd: 1-1

Last season: 3-0                                                 

WATFORD v TOTTENHAM
Sunday, 15:30

Rob: 0-1
Garrin: 1-2
Tashreeq: 1-3
Maano: 1-0
Craig: 1-2
Lynn: 0-2
Lloyd: 1-2

Last season: 1-2            

ARSENAL v CRYSTAL PALACE
Sunday, 18:00

Rob: 2-0
Garrin: 2-0
Tashreeq: 3-0
Maano: 1-0
Craig: 3-0
Lynn: 2-1
Lloyd: 4-0

Last season: 1-1                                                       

MIDDLESBROUGH v LEICESTER
Monday (Jan 2), 14:30

Rob: 1-0
Garrin: 1-2
Tashreeq: 1-3
Maano: 0-1
Craig: 2-1
Lynn: 0-1
Lloyd: 1-0

Last season: Not applicable                  

EVERTON v SOUTHAMPTON
Monday (Jan 2), 17:00

Rob: 2-1
Garrin: 1-1
Tashreeq: 1-0
Maano: 1-0
Craig: 1-1
Lynn: 1-1
Lloyd: 2-1

Last season: 1-1                                  

MANCHESTER CITY v BURNLEY
Monday (Jan 2), 17:00

Rob: 2-0
Garrin: 2-0
Tashreeq: 2-0
Maano: 3-1
Craig: 3-0
Lynn: 2-0
Lloyd: 4-0

Last season: Not applicable                                          

SUNDERLAND v LIVERPOOL
Monday (Jan 2), 17:00

Rob: 0-1
Garrin: 1-2
Tashreeq: 1-3
Maano: 1-2
Craig: 1-2
Lynn: 1-3
Lloyd: 1-3

Last season: 0-1                                         

WEST BROM v HULL
Monday (Jan 2), 17:00

Rob: 1-0
Garrin: 2-1
Tashreeq: 1-1
Maano: 2-2
Craig: 1-1
Lynn: 0-1
Lloyd: 2-0

Last season: Not applicable                                                

WEST HAM v MANCHESTER UNITED
Monday (Jan 2), 19:15

Rob: 0-2
Garrin: 1-2
Tashreeq: 2-3
Maano: 0-2
Craig: 1-2
Lynn: 0-2
Lloyd: 1-2

Last season: 3-2          

BOURNEMOUTH v ARSENAL
Tuesday (Jan 3), 21:45

Rob: 1-2
Garrin: 0-2
Tashreeq: 1-4
Maano: 0-1
Craig: 0-2
Lynn: 1-3
Lloyd: 1-3

Last season: 0-2                                                       

CRYSTAL PALACE v SWANSEA
Tuesday (Jan 3), 22:00

Rob: 1-1
Garrin: 2-1
Tashreeq: 2-1
Maano: 1-1
Craig: 2-2
Lynn: 2-1
Lloyd: 2-1

Last season: 0-0                                                

STOKE v WATFORD
Tuesday (Jan 3), 22:00

Rob: 1-0
Garrin: 1-1
Tashreeq: 1-1
Maano: 0-0
Craig: 0-1
Lynn: 2-0
Lloyd: 2-0

Last season: 0-2           

TOTTENHAM v CHELSEA
Wednesday (Jan 4), 22:00

Rob: 0-1
Garrin: 1-1
Tashreeq: 2-3
Maano: 0-0
Craig: 1-1
Lynn: 2-2
Lloyd: 1-0

Last season: 0-0                                                      

*LEADERBOARD:

134 - Garrin (16 points over last two rounds)
132 - Lynn (19)
131 - Tashreeq (18)
125 - Lloyd (27) & Maano (16)
120 - Rob (16) & Craig (14)

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