English Premiership

Tipsters: More angst for Chelsea!

2017-08-18 12:11
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Cape Town - A second reverse on the trot for defending champions Chelsea... that is the expectation of most of the Sport24 English Premiership forecasters.

Following their shock home reverse to Burnley on the opening weekend, clearly the view is that the Blues’ tough derby against Tottenham - at Spurs’ temporary home of Wembley on Sunday - brings a real threat of Chelsea remaining pointless after two rounds.

After all, when the equivalent fixture last season was staged at the old White Hart Lane, Spurs emerged victorious 2-0, via a twin strike from Dele Alli.

Each round of the 2017/18 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), the others are Garrin Lambley (Everton), Lloyd Burnard, Tashreeq Vardien, Baden Gillion 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:

SWANSEA v MANCHESTER UNITED
Saturday, 13:30

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

Last season: 1-3               

BOURNEMOUTH v WATFORD
Saturday, 16:00

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

Last season: 2-2                                              

BURNLEY v WEST BROM
Saturday, 16:00

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

Last season: 2-2                                    

LEICESTER v BRIGHTON
Saturday, 16:00

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

Last season: Not applicable                                        

LIVERPOOL v CRYSTAL PALACE
Saturday, 16:00

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

Last season: 1-2                                           

SOUTHAMPTON v WEST HAM
Saturday, 16:00

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

Last season: 1-3       

STOKE v ARSENAL
Saturday, 18:30

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

Last season: 1-4                                                 

HUDDERSFIELD v NEWCASTLE
Sunday, 14:30

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

Last season: Not applicable                                            

TOTTENHAM v CHELSEA
Sunday, 17:00

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

Last season: 2-0     

MANCHESTER CITY v EVERTON
Monday, 21:00

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

Last season: 1-1                                                

*LEADERBOARD

12 Lynn
9 Tashreeq
8 Lloyd & Baden
7 Garrin
6 Rob & Craig

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