Sunday afternoon’s big games previewed by Sam Hendry

Chelsea vs Wolves – Sunday – 2.05pm

Maurizio Sarri had the luxury of being able to rest several key players when claiming a 3-0 win over Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League on Thursday – with Eden Hazard, N’Golo Kante and Gonzalo Higuain all set to return for the visit of Wolves.

Despite the furore that raged after their Carabao Cup final defeat, Chelsea have won every game since to calm the pressure on their Italian manager.

In Wolves, though, they face a team who have proven a thorn in the side of all the top six sides and they have already taken points away at Spurs, Man United and Arsenal.

Chelsea haven’t been able to string together three consecutive victories in the league since the beginning of the season while Wolves have lost only one of their last seven.

They also triumphed in the first meeting between these two teams this season – a 2-1 win at Molineux in December – and they are well placed to repeat that scoreline at  8/1 with BetVictor and Bet365

Arsenal vs Manchester United – Sunday 4pm

A key match at the Emirates as the battle for the last two Champions League spots heats up when the Gunners meet Gunnar.

Tottenham’s recent bad run has brought them back to the chasing pack and these two teams will both feel they can pip them to third, something which would have seemed completely implausible to United fans a few months ago.

There were differing fortunes for both sides’ midweek as Marcus Rashford’s injury time penalty completed a remarkable comeback win in Paris on Wednesday as United reached the quarter final stage of the Champions League for only the second time since 2011.

One day later, Arsenal also travelled to France but crashed to an embarrassing 3-1 defeat to Ligue 1’s 10th placed team Rennes, leaving them with a mountain to climb in the second leg.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has won every away game he has taken charge of as United boss, but only Manchester City have earned more points at home this season than Arsenal.

For me everything here points towards a draw which is available at odds of 13/5 (available with several firms)

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