Leagues Tipped:

SUNDERLAND are 10-11 with Paddy Power to be the first visiting team to score in the league at Stamford Bridge this season – but their chances are slim after injury to top scorer Darren Bent.

Without the cutting edge of the England striker, Steve Bruce's men are likely to go the way of every other side and draw a blank.

So it's how they perform at the other end which will decide the outcome of this encounter.

Sunderland keeper Craig Gordon made his comeback after a six-month injury absence against Spurs in midweek and will retain his place for his first trip to the Bridge.

And the Scotland star is likely to busy man keeping out the likes of Didier Drogba, the returning Nicolas Anelka and Florent Malouda.

Chelsea boast a 100 per cent home record while Sunderland are yet to win on their travels so it looks a cast-iron home win.

However, the Blues are a biggest 1-4 with Paddy Power and William Hill so for better value consider Chelsea to keep a clean sheet at 4-5 with Coral or 5-6 with Paddy Power to win to nil.

Chelsea to be winning at half-time and full time returns 8-13 with Stan James and one team to score in the match is 8-11 at sportingbet.

The other EPL clash sees Everton take on Arsenal defending a 10-game unbeaten run but mindful of the fact they lost this fixtures 6-1 last season.

Davie Moyes' men will be without banned midfielder Marouane Fellaini but Holland star John Heitinga could return after missing out against Bolton on Wednesday.

England left-back Kieran Gibbs returns to the Arsenal squad following a knee injury but keeper Manuel Almunia, centre-half Thomas Vermaelen, midfielder Abou Diaby and defender Laurent Koscielny are still out.

Theo Walcott and Samir Nasri could come back into the starting 11 after being rest for the midweek win at Wolves.

It's a tough one to call with Everton battling to keep their run going and the Gunners needing the points to stay on the heels of Chelsea and Man United.

A draw looks the sensible call and pays a best 12-5 with Betfred who also go 12-5 on a home win while Arsenal are a best 23-20 with sportingbet.

Main problem for Everton is a lack of goals with Jermaine Beckford's equaliser against Bolton in midweek being just the second by a striker this season – the other coming from Louis Saha.

Frenchman Saha is 7-1 with boylesports to score first but if you're backing a man in blue it could more sensible to go for Tim Cahill at 15-2 with bet365.

For Arsenal you can have Marouane Chamakh at 13-2 with Betfred or Robin van Persie at 6-1 with William Hill and Ladbrokes.

In the SPL, Celtic return to the scene of Tony Mowbray's worst nightmare. Mogga was axed after an embarrassing 4-0 defeat at St Mirren last season and Neil Lennon will hope to erase that memory by picking up three points.

Celtic will also be out to bounce back from their midweek loss at Hearts as they aim to close the gap on Rangers.

I reckon they'll edge a victory so take Celtic at 2-7 Ladbrokes or 13-5 with William Hill to win by one. On the handicaps Celtic are 5-6 with Paddy Power minus one and 3-1 will do it for me.

Fighting for the opener will be Gary Hooper (7-2, Coral) and Anthony Stokes (7-2, Betfred). It could be Hooper's turn.



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