Wednesday Football Preview

Mid-week Premier League football returns tonight with two rescheduled fixtures from earlier in the season. Meanwhile, it’s also the final round of fixtures in the last 16 of the Champions League, with Chelsea’s trip to Lille the pick of the pair.

Arsenal v Liverpool

Liverpool will look to go just one point behind Man City with a win at the Emirates Stadium tonight, while the home side is chasing a Champions League spot for next season.

The away side had originally feared for the fitness of Mo Salah who came off injured last weekend. But, Jurgen Klopp appeared quietly optimistic that the Egyptian will feature in the capital tonight after he trained yesterday.

Mikel Arteta looks to no new injury concerns with Takehiro Tomiyasu and Emile Smith Rowe vying for comebacks after missing out in their win over Leicester.

Prediction: 1-3

Brighton v Tottenham

Much like their North London rivals Spurs too are also chasing a top-four spot currently sitting six points behind them.

Brighton will be looking to return to winning ways after losing last time out to Liverpool. They are favourably placed in the table looking to be safe from relegation.

Prediction: 1-2

Lille v Chelsea

Chelsea make the trip to Lille tonight in the hope that they can secure their place in the last eight. They came out convincing winners when the sides met at Stamford Bridge last month.

But their trip to France as the club continues to face uncertainty following the sanctions imposed on now-former owner Roman Abramovich. German international Kai Havertz even offered yesterday to fund the players’ travel to future games amid the limitations on how much the club will be able to spend on getting to and from matches in the future.

Prediction: 1-1

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