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An outrageous Newcastle double heads 5 weekend wonders

| 08.01.2015

The magic of FA Cup makes way for the quality of the Premier League this weekend and here at News.Ladbrokes we can’t wait to see the action unfold.

Here are five potential storylines we’d love to see unfold:

Newcastle performing the double over Chelsea

Defying odds of 14/1 is an extremely tough ask for a Newcastle side without a manager at the helm after Alan Pardew’s shock departure.

However, Newcastle beat the Blues earlier in the season – their fourth win over Chelsea in six league meetings – and no one will forget the Papiss Cisse show at the Bridge three seasons ago.

Southampton get revenge for Man United robbery

Three shots and two goals were the only statistics that really mattered when the final whistle went at St Mary’s in December, as United squirmed their way to a scarcely deserved 2-1 win.

Despite firing off 15 shots themselves Southampton conspired to lose and a 10/3-rated win for Ronald Koeman’s side would be even sweeter as a result of that injustice.

Leicester to continue their resurgence

The Foxes have shown remarkable spirit to halt a run of six defeats by taking four of the last half-dozen points available. Nigel Pearson’s men are 6/5 to overcome goal-shy Aston Villa.

Alan Pardew’s reception at Selhurst Park

The Eagles are 5/2 outsiders to overcome in-form London rivals Tottenham in Saturday’s televised evening kick-off, but just as intriguing as the match is the reception new manager and former player Pardew will get at a boisterous Selhurst Park.

The Wenger-out-brigade’s reaction when Arsenal tame Stoke

Whenever Arsenal lose a league match as they did against Southampton last time, Arsene Wenger’s head takes up residence on its usual spike only to be frantically lowered again when the Gunners roar back a game later.

The Potters have been defeated on all six prior Premier League trips to the Emirates, suggesting the 9/20 on a home win is a banker.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Christian Crowther

Give Christian a sport with anything remotely spherical in it and he’ll happily while away the hours watching it on the box. However, he’d much prefer writing about, playing or betting on golf, football, cricket, tennis, snooker.... you get the picture.