The final preview of the weekend sees the Sunday Afternoon Football and Monday Night Football games commence.

The Sunday Afternoon Kick-Off sees  Middlesbrough host Chelsea at the Riverside.

Boro have equipped themselves very well against title-chasing Arsenal and Manchester City, drawing both games with admirable performances. They will need to perform just as well to keep out a Chelsea side that are the best in the Premier League on current form.

The Blues are in scintilating form, they have conceded no goals in five matches, since their shift to a back three and have been scoring goals for fun, with Everton the most recent casualties.

Middlesbrough vs Chelsea – Sunday 20th November 2016 – 16:00 - Sky Sports 1

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough welcome Chelsea to the Riverside Stadium on Sunday afternoon, with both sides coming into the match on the back of excellent results.

Boro come into this match in good form having drawn 1-1 at Manchester City, they are unbeaten in three successive matches for the first time this season.

Sergio Aguero (43) opened the scoring, continuing his excellent start to this season, despite dominating possession they were unable to convert any more chances.

City were made to pay late on when Marten de Roon (90+1) popped up with a header, to give Boro a share of the spoils against more top class opposition.

Four Games Unbeaten?

Middlesbrough ended a poor run of eight games without a win, with the home win against Bournemouth very important in the context of their season.

Aitor Karanka's side have done exceptionally well in recent matches against big sides, with hard-earned draws against Manchester City and Arsenal.

Those performances and results will stand them in good stead for this fixture, with Chelsea in excellent form since their change in formation.

Boro Underdogs

Middlesbrough come into this match as underdogs, despite the clubs recent excellent form, they are in for a tough afternoon at the Riverside.

Boro have conceded just one goal in their last three matches, that will be under threat against a side that have scored 16 goals in their last five games.

Middlesbrough will be looking to better their record against Chelsea, with 24 wins, 25 draws and 42 defeats in 91 meetings.

Middlesbrough are 11/2 with Alvaro Negredo at 9/1 to open the scoring.

Middlesbrough

Chelsea In Red Hot Form

The visitors Chelsea come into this match in excellent form, with a dominant 5-0 win at home to Everton prior to the international break.

Conte's men have moved to second in the Premier League as a result, with 25 points from 11 games, they trail leaders Liverpool by one point.

Goals from Eden Hazard (19, 56), Marcus Alonso (20), Diego Costa (42) and finally Pedro (65) gave the Toffees their heaviest defeat under new manager Ronald Koeman.

It was a match that saw Everton totally outclassed, with Koeman opting to match Chelsea with a back three of his own.

Hazard In Great Form

That result will have delighted manager Antonio Conte, as Chelsea have won their last five successive matches.

The move to a back three has also seen them fail to concede a goal during that time, with five consecutive clean sheets.

Eden Hazard has returned to form under Antonio Conte as well, with 7 goals this season he has surpassed his 4 goal haul for the whole of last season.

Chelsea will be looking to make it six successive wins when they face Middlesbrough on Saturday.

Blues Favourites

Chelsea head into this fixture as the favourites, with their incredible recent form taken into account, they are the form team in the Premier League.

They will be looking to register their ninth win of the season, they will also be looking to register a sixth win in seven matches.

Antonio Conte's men will be looking to continue their excellent recent record against Middlesbrough, they have won the last six encounters between the sides.

Chelsea are 8/15 with Diego Costa at 11/4 to score first.

 

The final match of the weekend sees West Brom take on Burnley at the Hawthorns. The Baggies produced an excellent performance prior to the International break when they became the first side since Arsenal last season to beat Leicester at home.

Burnley themselves have been in excellent form, taking 7 points out of a possible nine available. They have been incredible at home but they have yet to register an away win in the Premier League. Sean Dyche and his men will more than fancy their chances in this fixture.

West Brom vs Burnley – Monday 21st November 2016 – 20:00 - Sky Sports 1

West Brom

West Brom welcome Burnley to the Hawthorns on the Monday Night Football, with both sides coming into the match on the back of excellent results.

West Brom come into this match in great form and with renewed confidence, having picked up an excellent result against Leicester at the King Power Stadium.

Goals from James Morrison (52) and Matt Phillips (72) twice gave the Baggies the lead, with Phillips scoring his first ever Premier League goal.

Islam Slimani equalised for the hosts in the 55th minute, but the Foxes yet again found themselves to be their own worst enemies and lost 2-1.

West Brom Looking Forward

West Brom have struggled in recent games, they have faced high-quality opposition in Manchester City and Liverpool.

The result against Leicester was excellent, giving the Baggies a great away win and consigning the Foxes to just their second home defeat in two years.

Draws against Sunderland, Tottenham and Stoke have given Tony Pulis a solid foundation to build on, they now need to capitalise against the likes of Burnley to truly progress.

They have conceded 12 goals in their last six games, it is up front that they have struggled though scoring just ten goals this season.

Baggies Favourites

West Brom do come into this match as the favourites, with Burnley yet to pick up three points away from home this season.

This will be a tough fixture for Tony Pulis's side, Burnley will be organised and they have picked up a point on the road against United already this season.

West Brom will be looking to continue their overall record against Burnley, in 80 meetings they have won 32, drawn 21 and lost 27 times.

West Brom are 19/20 with Salomon Rondon at 4/1 to score first.

West Brom

Clarets In Excellent Form

Sean Dyche's side come into this match on the back of a 3-2 win against Crystal Palace at Turf Moor.

Goals from Sam Vokes (2), Johann Berg Gudmundsson (14) and a late goal from Ashley Barnes (90+4) secured all three points for Burnley.

Connor Wickham (60) and Christian Benteke (81 pen), pegged Burnley back but ultimately Palace failed to defend properly and it has cost them dear.

Clarets In Great Form

Burnley come into this match in great recent form, taking seven points from their last three matches against Crystal Palace, Everton and Manchester United.

Along with the victory against Watford, Burnley have registered ten points from an available 18 and Dyche will be delighted with that return.

The Clarets are one point and two places above the hosts going into this match, it's a start that Dyche could scarcely have believed possible after 11 games.

Burnley Underdogs

Despite their excellent recent form Burnley go into this match as underdogs, they have never beaten West Brom in the Premier League.

They will be looking to register their fifth win of the season, they will also be looking to register a fourth win in seven.

Sean Dyche's men will be looking to avoid a sixth defeat of the season, a win could take them up to 8th place in the Premier League and more importantly onto 17 points.

Burnley are 3/1 with Andre Gray and Sam Vokes at 7/1 to open the scoring.

 

 

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Hazard to score first @ 9/2 and Middlesbrough to win 3-1 @ 66/1

Tip 2 – Chadli to score first @ 11/2 and a 2-2 draw @ 18/1

 

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