Premier League Treble: Foxes to prove resilient at Stamford Bridge

Can Claude Puel mastermind a result at Chelsea?
Can Claude Puel mastermind a result at Chelsea?
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The Premier League is back and Paul Robinson has picked an outrageous 50/1 treble that certainly feels a little overpriced. Here are his selections:

- Back Newcastle @ 19/20
- Back Burnley @ 10/3
- Back The Draw in Chelsea v Leicester @ 5/1

The Treble pays approximately 50.7 (50/1)

Bet 1: Newcastle @ 19/20

The pressure is beginning to ease on Rafa Benitez and his Newcastle players as they have now won three of their last five fixtures in all competitions and their sole defeat came at the hands of Manchester City.

I am not suggesting that everything is now rosy at St James' Park - far from it - but they are at least back up to 13th in the table and have put their horrible losing streak behind them.

The visitors to the North-East are Swansea and they come into the game at the very bottom of the table. Carlos Carvalhal has been brought in as manager and although he managed to pick up a victory in his first game in charge, it took two late goals and they have since failed to score on their next two outings.

Putting the ball in the net is a real problem for them and they have also been conceding plenty of goals on the road. We have to go all the way back to October for Newcastle's last home league victory in front of their own fans, but they did record an FA Cup win at home last Saturday, and I see them coming out on top here.

Bet 2: Burnley @ 10/3

The Clarets have now gone six matches without a victory in all competitions but they've had a tough run of opponents and haven't been playing too badly. They should have won at Old Trafford and they then led 1-0 at the Etihad in the cup last weekend.

I am very surprised that they are as big as 10/3 to win at Selhurst Park given that they have already won at the likes of Chelsea and Everton this season, and while Crystal Palace have improved greatly under Roy Hodgson, they are still far from world beaters.

The hosts lost 2-1 at Brighton in the FA Cup when they were last in action Monday and it's just one win in four at home. They can be great on their day, but they can also shoot themselves in the foot at times, and Burnley won't give them anything for free at their end of the field.

Bet 3: The Draw in Chelsea v Leicester @ 5/1

Leicester City have been unconsidered by the Betfair Layers when it comes to getting a result at Stamford Bridge this weekend, and I think that's unfair.

Chelsea have drawn their last three matches in all competitions and after failing to score against Norwich on Saturday, they drew another blank against Arsenal on Wednesday evening.

Alvaro Morata is their main striker this season and after a bright start, he has gone off the boil somewhat. Eden Hazard is the key to the success of Antonio Conte's side, but he can't do it all on his own and the paper talk regarding the manager's future won't have helped their preparations.

The Foxes played pretty poorly in their 0-0 draw at Fleetwood last weekend but Jamie Vardy should be back in the line-up at the Bridge and he will always prove a threat on the break.

Claude Puel's men have lost just four of 13 on their travels this year and all bar one of the losses were by just a single goal. I really think that they can give Chelsea a good game here and 5/1 for the draw is a massive price.

2017/18 P/L (1pt each bet)

Wagered: 18pts
Returned: 10.25pts
P/L: - 7.75pts

- 2016/17 P/L = +42.32 pts from 35 pts staked (120.91% ROI)

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