Liverpool hosting league leaders Chelsea is a highlight of the upcoming Premier League weekend, that game and others previewed below

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Chelsea 6/5 to beat Liverpool BetVictor

Arsenal 6/5 to beat Swansea City Totesport

Hull City 2/1 to beat Burnley BetVictor

Liverpool v Chelsea (Saturday 12.45pm)

Amidst the furore about the Liverpool team selection for the Real Madrid Champions league game in midweek, in part to rest senior players for this weekend’s game, it should not be forgotten that the likely first choice Liverpool team is a shadow of last season’s. Of course it misses  31 goals from Suarez, and Sturridge is injured with Balotelli an as yet misfiring replacement but there is a deeper malaise, one that sees a lack of creativity going forward, a decline in form from Gerrard and defensive miscues in the back four.

Liverpool in this form now have to host Chelsea, rock solid at the back, a host of midfield options topped off by the cutting edge that Diego Costa provides – a nasty, snarling tough finisher that the team has lacked since Drogba was at his peak

I regard odds against for Chelsea here as really attractive. Yes Mourinho has a track record of playing it safe away from home in big games, but the gap in class in form here is big. Chelsea 6/5 Bet Victor for me

Swansea City v Arsenal

Arsenal are 6/5 (totesport) to win in Wales, and whilst injuries (espeically in  midfield) and defensive mistakes are an issue the form and burgeoning partnership of Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck kaes these games very winnable for Arsenal, as they are able to finish a high percentage of chances. Swansea, a footballing side themselves, are not the most formidable away trip because they allow opponents to play too, and this will suit Arsenal who will look to recover from the Anderlecht game here

Burnley v Hull City

Burnley, rooted to the foot of the table, have yet to win this season. Capable of keeping games tight, they simply lack goals at this level and habitually concede to the better strikers in the league and they come into this match off the back of three successive defeats

Hull City at home will be seen as an opportunity to break their win duck but its not going to be easy against a squad that has been built up well, particularly with the addition of more attacking options, and 2/1 for the away win here (BetVictor) looks very decent value indeed

When you consider that Hull City have already played four of the Premier League’s current top five sides, their 11 points from the opening ten games begins to look a lot more impressive than it may at first seem.

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Chelsea 6/5 to beat Liverpool BetVictor

Arsenal 6/5 to beat Swansea City Totesport

Hull City 2/1 to beat Burnley BetVictor