Archive for January 7th, 2017

FA CUP Match Preview : Tottenham vs Aston Villa

Saturday, January 7th, 2017

Tottenham will have been buoyed by the midweek 2-0 win over Chelsea and have won their last five league fixtures. Spurs have won five of their last six home meetings with Villa, conceding just three goals in that run.

Villa have failed to win their last two league fixtures and the absense of Jonathan Kodjia and Jordan Ayew hinders their chances of upsetting the odds at White Hart Lane. The Villans have struggled on their travels this term with just two wins to their name.

Villa’s away woes could continue on Sunday, with Spurs favourites to secure the win.

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Tottenham – Erik Lamela is Mauricio Pochettino’s only injury concern ahead of the welcome of Aston Villa, with the Argentine still struggling with a hip problem.


FA CUP Match Preview : Chelsea vs Peterborough

Saturday, January 7th, 2017

Chelsea’s 13 match winning run in the Premier League came to an end on Wednesday when they were beaten 2-0 by Tottenham. Now Antonio Conte’s side must pick themselves up and focus their attention on the FA Cup third round on Sunday.

Conte’s side crashed out of the League Cup to West Ham earlier in the season, in which Conte has already showed he is willing to make changes to the side. Some fresh faces should be picked for Sunday, which could give Peterborough a better chance of causing a cup upset here.

Chelsea only managed to beat Bristol Rovers 3-2 in the League Cup earlier in the season, which shows lowe league teams can get at them.

Peterborough have hit their best form of the season. Having only managed three wins in their first 15 matches of the season, they have won 10 of their last 17 in all competitions and have only lost three of those. Away from home they have won four of their last six. Chelsea cannot underestimate the Posh here.

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