I TENTATIVELY tipped Bournemouth to beat Man Utd on Saturday and positively backed them not to lose at a decent price.
Chelsea fell victim to the Cherries the previous week and bid to bounce back at a Leicester side who need a point to return to the top of the table.
It’s being billed as Claudio Ranieri v Jose Mourinho after their bust-ups when they managed in Italy and of course the Italian is a former Blues boss.
Ranieri is less the Tinkerman he was at Chelsea and now more of a Bostickman – that is he sticks to his players like glue.
Chelsea will be cheered by winning their Champions League group but have to be opposed at the King Power.
It’s hard to believe but under Nigel Pearson and now Ranieri the Foxes have four of their last 28 Premier League games and the four defeats have been against Man City, Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal.
They are about to start a tough festive period with matches against Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool and Man City. I’d be amazed if the stayed in the top four but in this crazy season when it looks like none of the big guns want the glory who knows.
Jamie Vardy’s 11-in-a-row scoring run ended at Swansea with his team-mate Riyad Mahrez taking the honours with a hat-trick. The pressure is now off Vardy and he is 7-4 favourite – shorter than 2-1 Diego Costa – to get back on the scoresheet while Mahrez is 3-1 at bet365.
Leicester draw no bet
(23-20, William Hill)
Vardy to score