This Premier League Preview sees two matches involving the FA Cup Finalists over these two days.

Chelsea vs Southampton – Tuesday 25th April 2017 – 19:45 - Sky Sports 1

Chelsea-Southampton

Chelsea are 2/5 with Diego Costa at 3/1 to score first.

Chelsea welcome Southampton to Stamford Bridge this Tuesday, in another crucial game in deciding the destination of the title this season.

Antonio Conte's men come into this match on the back of a great win, this time a 4-2 victory against Tottenham in the Semi-Finals of the FA Cup.

Willian (5) opened the scoring early for the league leaders, with Chelsea enjoying a perfect start.

That lead lasted just thirteen minutes, with Harry Kane (18) equalising for Mauricio Pochettino's side.

Willian scored his and Chelsea's second of the match just before half-time (43), with the Brazillian scoring from the penalty spot.

The newly crowned PFA Young Player of the Year Dele Alli (52), equalised for the second time of the match for Spurs.

Eden Hazard (75), made it 3-2 to Chelsea with just 15 minutes left, before Nemanja Matic (80) scored a stunning goal to settle the match.

Double Dream Alive

Chelsea will look to cement the Premier League title in the coming games, they also have progressed to the final of the FA Cup as well.

There were question marks over Chelsea's team selection, with both Hazard and Costa left out for that crucial match.

It is now back to Premier League glory for Chelsea, they now find themselves just four points clear at the top.

Chelsea have 6 games remaining, with a maximum of 18 points to play for and Chelsea will need to register most of those points.

Blues Heavy Favourites

Conte's men go into this match as favourites, and will see this as an ideal opportunity to put the defeat against United right.

The Blues will be delighted with their season, they have already amassed 75 points and the title is theirs to lose.

Chelsea will be looking to continue their excellent overall record against Southampton. In 68 matches they have won 31, drawn 18 and lost 19.

Stamford_Bridge_-_West_StandSaints In Mixed Form

Southampton come into this match on the back of a heavy defeat, a 3-0 defeat against Manchester City.

It was a quiet first half, with both sides cancelling each other out in a goalless first half.

Vincent Kompany marked his return from injury with a goal (55), of course scoring a header from a perfect Silva cross.

Leroy Sane (77) scored his first and City's second 13 minutes from time, the Saints unravelling late on.

Sergio Aguero (80) made it 3-0 to City just three minutes later, with City stretching a tired Saints defence.

Saints Need Consistency

Claude Puel will be delighted with their season overall, although they only have a top ten finish to play for.

Manolo Gabbiadini, the signing from Napoli has been a revelation, he will be the danger man for the Saints in this fixture.

They will be targeting greater consistency, with the Saints winning three, losing two and drawing one of their last six.

Saints Underdogs

Southampton come into the match as underdogs, with the league leaders on a high after their Semi-Final win.

Claude Puel's side will be looking to spoil the party and dent Chelsea's title aspirations.

The Saints will be looking to draw on last seasons win at Stamford Bridge, where they won 3-1.

Southampton are 13/2 with Manolo Gabbiadini at 9/1 to open the scoring.

 

 

Arsenal vs Leicester – Wednesday 26th April 2017 – 19:45 

Arsenal-Leicester

Arsenal are 3/5 with Alexis Sanchez at 100/30 to score first.

Arsenal face Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday, following on from their excellent semi-final win over Manchester City.

The Gunners come into this match in mixed form, albeit on the back of an excellent 2-1 win against Manchester City.

In a goalless first half it was City who were the better of the sides, although both teams had goals ruled out.

Sergio Aguero (62) gave Manchester City the lead, with City hitting Arsenal on the break after clearing a Gunner's corner.

Nacho Monreal (71) was the unlikely source to equalise, with City's lead lasting just nine minutes.

Ultimately it was Alexis Sanchez (101) who scored the winner for Arsenal, in the first half of extra time to send the Gunners through to the final.

Record 20th Final

The Gunners will make a record 20th appearance in the FA Cup Final in May, it will be their 3rd final in four years.

This will have relieved the pressure on Arsene Wenger slightly, albeit they must face Antonio Conte's Chelsea in the final.

They still remain highly doubtful to qualify for the Champions League, with the Gunners seven points behind City in the league.

During Wenger's tenure they have never failed to qualify for the Champions League, and have never finished below Tottenham.

Gunners Favourites

Arsenal come into this match as the favourites, with the Semi-Final win convincing the bookies.

The Gunners will be looking to avoid three defeats in seven matches, they cannot afford any more slip-ups.

Arsenal will be looking to continue their excellent overall form against Leicester City, they have won 47 of their 97 meetings.

ArsenalChampions League Exit

The Foxes come into this match on the back of a 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid, they have been knocked out of the Champions League.

In what was the biggest night of Leicester's history, they succumbed to a marginal defeat against Atletico over both Quarter Final legs.

Saul Niguez (26) scored what proved to be the crucial goal for Atletico, giving them a vital away goal.

Jamie Vardy (61) continued his fine recent form with another goal, who struck the ball into the top corner from 8 yards to level the tie.

Leicester dominated possession with the Foxes enjoying 56% of the ball, as well as 23 total shots and 6 on target.

Ultimately it means they were knocked out of the Champions League, with Atletico securing a 2-1 aggregate win.

Winless In Four

Leicester had been in excellent form under Shakespeare, but they are now without a win in four matches.

They are just six points above the relegation zone, so they will still be motivated to win their remaining matches.

Leicester will be looking to return to winning ways, with the Foxes still an outside chance of a top ten finish.

More Of The Same

The match against Palace sees Leicester emerge as underdogs, with their mixed recent form.

This will be a tough fixture for Leicester, they haven't beaten Arsenal in 21 attempts.

Leicester will be looking to better their overall record against Arsenal, in 97 meetings they have won 18, drawn 32 and lost 47.

Leicester are 4/1 with Jamie Vardy at 7/1 to open the scoring.

 

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Hazard to score first @ 4/1 and Chelsea to win 3-1 @ 11/1

Tip 2 – Giroud to score first @ 7/2 and a 2-2 draw @ 12/1

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