What The Stats Say: Opta reveals concerning Lampard stat as Man City visit

Frank Lampard.
Will Frank Lampard have the answers when Chelsea host Manchester City?

Dan Fitch finds that Frank Lampard is faring no better as Chelsea manager than a famous flop, as he uses Opta Stats to preview the next round of Premier League fixtures...

“Frank Lampard has averaged 1.70 points per game as Chelsea manager, the same record as André Villas-Boas at the club in the Premier League.”

Manchester City have won each of their last three games and you can back them to inflict more misery on Lampard, by claiming three points at 2.3211/8.

Toffees can wrap up win

Everton 2.0621/20 v West Ham 4.03/1; The Draw 3.711/4
Friday 1 January, 17:30
Live on BT Sport 1

"Everton have won their last four Premier League games and are looking to win five in a row in the competition for the first time since April 2014 (7).

With West Ham have struggled of late, back Everton to steal a narrow win at odds of 2.0621/20.

Villa can snatch point

Manchester United 1.774/5 v Aston Villa 4.77/2; The Draw 4.47/2
Friday 1 January, 20:00
Live on Sky Sports Main Event

"Aston Villa have won 26 points from 14 Premier League games this season, 11 more than they had after as many games last season (15) - this increase of 11 points across seasons is their biggest improvement at this stage of a top-flight campaign since 1998-99 (14 more than they had in 1997-98)."

Though Manchester United are getting better results at home now, they are still not truly convincing. The draw looks big at 4.47/2.

Spurs are fresh after postponement

Tottenham 1.814/5 v Leeds 4.57/2; The Draw 4.3100/30
Saturday 2 January, 12:30
Live on BT Sport 1

"Spurs boss José Mourinho has only lost one of his 27 Premier League home games against newly-promoted sides (W21 D5) - 0-1 v Bournemouth in December 2015 while in charge of Chelsea."

Tottenham should be fresh after their match with Fulham was called off and you can back them to win and both teams to score at odds of 2.8815/8.

Eagles can get back to winning ways

Crystal Palace 2.0621/20 v Sheffield United 4.1; The Draw 3.711/4
Saturday 2 January, 15:00
Live on Sky Sports Main Event

"Sheffield United are winless in their 16 Premier League games this season (D2 L14) - equalling Queens Park Rangers' Premier League record of longest winless run from the start of a campaign (16 in 2012-13). The last English top-flight side to fail to win any of their first 17 games in a season was Bolton Wanderers in 1902-03 (22)."

Palace have not been in good form of late, yet they still look big at 2.0621/20 to claim a win against this struggling Sheffield United side.

Another low scoring game for Wolves

Brighton 2.767/4 v Wolves 2.915/8; The Draw 3.412/5
Saturday 2 January, 17:30
Live on Sky Sports Main Event

"Wolves have won just one of their six Premier League games since the injury to Raúl Jiménez (W1 D1 L4), scoring just four goals with an average Expected Goals total of 0.81 per match. Prior to this, Wolves had won five of their 10 Premier League games this season with Jiménez playing (1.02 xG per game)."

This could be a low scoring match and the 0-0 half-time score can be backed at 2.68/5.

Gunners will not run up big score against Baggies

West Brom 6.05/1 v Arsenal 1.664/6; The Draw 4.216/5
Saturday 2 January, 20:00
Live on Sky Sports Main Event

"Arsenal have scored in all 24 of their Premier League meetings with West Brom, the best 100% scoring record by one side against an opponent in the competition's history."

The Gunners might have to be content with just a single goal, having failed to score more than one in any of their last seven Premier League games on the road. Under 1.5 goals is 4.47/2.

Fulham won't enjoy away trip

Burnley 2.3411/8 v Fulham 3.55/2; The Draw 3.412/5
Sunday 3 January, 12:00
Live on Sky Sports Main Event

"Fulham have only won two of their last 21 Premier League games played outside of London (D4 L15), and only managed one clean sheet in the last 12 games in this run (1-0 v Bournemouth in April 2019)."

Burnley are unbeaten in their last four homes games (W3 D1) and look a good price to add another win to their tally at 2.3411/8.

Barnes in form

Newcastle 5.79/2 v Leicester 1.75/7; The Draw 4.1
Sunday 3 January, 14:15
Live on Sky Sports Main Event

"Leicester's Harvey Barnes has scored eight goals in 21 appearances in all competitions this season, one more than he did in 42 games last term. Only in 2018-19 (10) has the midfielder netted more goals in all competitions across a single campaign."

Barnes has scored in each of his last two games and is a big price to find the net again at 3.412/5.

Lampard struggling at Chelsea

Chelsea 3.39/4 v Manchester City 2.3211/8; The Draw 3.814/5
Sunday 3 January, 16:30
Live on Sky Sports Main Event

"Frank Lampard has averaged 1.70 points per game as Chelsea manager, the same record as André Villas-Boas at the club in the Premier League."

Manchester City have won each of their last three games and you can back them to inflict more misery on Lampard, by claiming three points at 2.3211/8.

Low scoring teams meet

Southampton 5.14/1 v Liverpool 1.75/7; The Draw 4.67/2
Monday 4 January, 20:00
Live on Sky Sports Main Event

"Southampton have played out back-to-back goalless draws in the Premier League for the first time since October 2018 under Mark Hughes - they have never registered three consecutive goalless draws in their league history."

Liverpool have also been struggling to score and under 2.5 goals can be backed at 2.3411/8.

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