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Tuesday's Sport: Premier League powerhouses bidding for strong restart

Tuesday's sporting action features some top-class football as Chelsea and Manchester United both resume their Premier League campaigns.

There are also some intriguing fixtures in the EFL, headlined by the Championship clash between Burnley and Birmingham, and a busy day of racing includes the Welsh Grand National at Chepstow and interesting cards at Leopardstown and Kempton.

Premier League: Blues aim to rediscover scoring touch against Bournemouth

What: Chelsea v Bournemouth, Premier League
Where: Stamford Bridge, London
When: 17:30, Tuesday 27th December
How to watch: Live on Amazon Prime Video
Odds: Chelsea 1/3, Draw 17/4, Bournemouth 15/2

Chelsea are 1/3 in the Full Time Result market as they look to make a winning return to Premier League action when they host 15/2 Bournemouth but Graham Potter's Blues lost their last three league games before the World Cup break.

They were thumped 4-1 at Potter's former club Brighton before defeats against leaders Arsenal and high-flying Newcastle and they cannot afford many more slip-ups if they are to battle back and make the top four this season.

Bournemouth were thrashed 9-0 at Liverpool in August but they have been far more competitive since then under manager Gary O'Neil and Chelsea's struggles in front of goal mean another rout is unlikely.

The Blues have scored only two goals in their last six domestic fixtures, and one of those was a Jorginho penalty against Manchester United.

Striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has found the net once in 307 Premier League minutes since arriving from Barcelona and the Gabon international is 15/4 to be First Goalscorer on Tuesday.

Premier League: Red Devils hot favourites to see off poor travellers Forest

What: Manchester United v Nottingham Forest, Premier League
Where: Old Trafford, Manchester
When: 20:00, Tuesday 27th December
How to watch: Live on Amazon Prime Video
Odds: Manchester United 1/3, Draw 9/2, Nottingham Forest 15/2

Manchester United needed a late goal to seal a 2-1 win at Fulham in their last Premier League game before the break but they are 1/3 in the Full Time Result market to beat another promoted club, 15/2 Nottingham Forest, at Old Trafford.

United have taken 13 points from their last five home league matches, beating Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham and West Ham and drawing 0-0 with Newcastle, so they should be too strong for one of the relegation favourites.

Forest have scored only one goal in seven away matches in the top-flight and Manchester United To Win to Nil is priced up at 11/10.

Championship: Clarets hope to be the toast of Turf Moor once again

What: Burnley v Birmingham, Championship
Where: Turf Moor, Burnley
When: 20:00, Tuesday 27th December
How to watch: Live on Sky Sports Football
Odds: Burnley 13/20, Draw 11/4, Birmingham 9/2

Burnley lost 2-0 to Manchester United in last week's EFL Cup last-16 tie at Old Trafford, where Christian Eriksen and Marcus Rashford scored the goals, but the Clarets' main objective this season is winning promotion from the Championship.

Reading take on Swansea in Tuesday's first Championship fixture (17:15) before Burnley, who are 13/20 in the Full Time Result market, continue their campaign against 9/2 Birmingham at Turf Moor.

Vincent Kompany's side are in title-winning form, winning seven of their last eight league games and scoring 21 goals during that run.

Their only recent setback was a 5-2 defeat at promotion rivals Sheffield United so Birmingham may struggle to follow up their 3-2 home win over Reading last time out.

Birmingham's away matches this season average just 1.82 goals per game and Under 2.5 in the Goals Over/Under market is 4/5.

Horse Racing: Quick Wave sets a high standard in Welsh National

What: Horse Racing
Where: Wetherby, Chepstow, Leopardstown, Limerick, Kempton and Wolverhampton
When: 11.50am-8.00pm, Tuesday 27th December
How to watch: Sky Sports Racing, Racing TV and ITV, as well as the bet365 Sports Live Streaming platform

There are six meetings for horse racing enthusiasts to enjoy on Tuesday with Jumps action from Wetherby, Chepstow, Leopardstown, Limerick and Kempton as well as an all-weather card at Wolverhampton in the evening.

Welsh trainers Sam Thomas, Evan Williams and Christian Williams have won the last three runnings of Chepstow's Welsh Grand National (2.50) but the Herefordshire-based Venetia Williams looks to have a big chance of glory this year with 7/2 shot Quick Wave.

Harry Fry's Ask Me Early has racked up a couple of chase wins at Chepstow and is 13/2 while Joe Tizzard, whose father Colin won this race in 2016 and 2018, saddles 10/1 chance The Big Breakaway.

The stars are out at Leopardstown where Willie Mullins' Chacun Pour Soi (1.10) and Facile Vega (1.45) should prove too hot for their rivals while Kempton's Desert Orchid Chase (2.30) pits 1/2 Edwardstone against 10/3 Nube Negra, trained by Dan Skelton and ridden by his brother Harry.

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