The Premier League match week 19 kicks on Friday as West Ham welcomes Brentford at the London stadium. Liverpool will be hoping to close in on top four spots when they face Leicester City at Anfield.
Chelsea will face Nottingham Forest away from Home. The blues recorded an emphatic 2-0 win over Bournemouth, their first Premier League win in six games. Chelsea are six points adrift of the top four spots.
Tottenham will play Aston Villa as Antonio Conte will be seeking to bounce back from their 2-2 draw with Brentford on Monday.
What is Chris Sutton’s Prediction for Nottingham Forest V Chelsea, Tottenham V Aston Villa, and Liverpool V Leicester City?
Previews the match on BBC Sports he said:
Nottingham Forest v Chelsea
“Chelsea got a much-needed win over Bournemouth last time out, and they deserved it too.
“Nottingham Forest huffed and puffed a bit against Manchester United without ever really looking like they would get anything out of the game.
“Chelsea’s biggest issue this season has been goalscoring but Forest have got bigger problems in that department and they don’t have enough of a threat up front.
“It feels like Forest’s hopes of staying up rest on their home form, because they are so poor away, but I can’t see them picking up any points this time. I’m going for a narrow Chelsea win. Prediction: 1-2.”
Tottenham v Aston Villa
“I just don’t know what to expect from Tottenham. For a team that is fourth in the table, they are extremely inconsistent and very unconvincing at times.
“Which Spurs side will turn up here, why does their manager Antonio Conte always say they are tired and why do they go behind in games so often?
“Aston Villa were well beaten by Liverpool in the end but they were pretty lively going forward.
“So, I have a sneaking feeling this will end up in a draw, although I suppose that is mostly because I have no idea what kind of performance we will see from Tottenham. Prediction: 2 -2.”
Liverpool v Leicester City
“Cody Gakpo is an excellent signing for Liverpool and I’m looking forward to seeing how he fits into their attack when his deal goes through in January.
“I wrongly thought Liverpool would slip up against Aston Villa in their last game – Villa did have some chances but the Reds ended up winning comfortably.
“Jurgen Klopp’s side are going to be pushing hard for the top four in the new year and I think they will end 2022 with a win too.
“James Maddison’s knee injury is a concern for Leicester but I still think they will get a goal at Anfield – I just think Liverpool will score more than them. Prediction: 3 -1.”
West Ham v Brentford
“West Ham’s defeat by Arsenal means they have lost five of their past six league games, but they have been underachieving pretty much all season.
“I keep expecting them to get results and to kick on, but it hasn’t happened yet and you start to wonder if they are ever going to click and go on a run.
“The Hammers are slipping closer to the relegation zone and they will be desperate for a win but this time, I’m not going to say they will get it.
“Brentford are going to be really awkward opponents as Tottenham found out last time out.
“I correctly backed the Bees to get a point from that game and I think they will get another draw here. Prediction: 1 -1.”