The Premier League is finally due to get underway with nine games remaining for the majority of teams. Despite Liverpool’s imminent title win, there’s still plenty to be decided and lots of value to be found as the Premier League reaches its conclusion.
Here’s my look at four of the best value selections available right now.
Chelsea Top 4 Finish – 8/13 with PaddyPower
Frank Lampard’s Chelsea have had a solid first season under his tutelage. The Blues currently sit fourth with a three-point cushion over Manchester United and some favourable fixtures left to play.
Crucially, the enforced break has allowed the likes of N’Golo Kanté, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and Christian Pulisic to recover from injuries and gain some much-needed fitness. Chelsea had lost just one of their last six league games before the break and could be set to strengthen their position with three points at Villa Park on Sunday.
Wolves Top 5 Finish – 10/3 with SkyBet
Finishing in the top five could be more important than ever with a potential Champions League spot up for grabs in light of Manchester City’s impending European ban. Wolves are currently two points off the pace but will fancy their chances given the strength of their remaining fixtures.
Espirito Santo’s side play three of the bottom five in their next three games. Their record against those sides this campaign currently reads 6W, 0D, 1L. If Wolves can continue the solid form that saw just one defeat from their last eight league games, a top-five spot looks entirely plausible.
PFA Player of the Year – Kevin De Bruyne – 4/1 with BetFred
His team may not have hit the heights expected of them, but there is no denying Kevin De Bruyne’s excellence this year. The Belgian has been the stand out player in the City side and few can rival his displays. Sadio Mané and Jordan Henderson are currently more fancied by bookmakers but that may well change as the season draws to a close.
The title is all but wrapped up for Liverpool, which could see key players have their minutes managed as Jurgen Klopp hands out game time to less senior members of the squad. This would provide the perfect platform for De Bruyne to issue a timely reminder of why he has been the Premier League’s star performer this season.
Aston Villa to be Relegated – 2/5 with Ladbrokes
Villa may be just two points adrift with a game in hand but the picture isn’t quite so rosy for East Midlands side. Despite the return to fitness of John McGinn, Tom Heaton and Wesley remain sidelined and their respective returns are uncertain.
Most notably, however, is Aston Villa’s alarmingly tough schedule. Dean Smith’s side still have six of the top nine to play. In the reverse fixtures against their ten remaining opponents, Villa managed just seven points. They have taken just one point against top-nine sides and will need a big effort to avoid the drop.
Odds accurate as of 15/06/2020.