Today is the start of the silly season in the British Premier League with teams playing four games each over 11 days. I could live with that if it was the 1950’s with no floodlights and fields under water with no proper drainage but the Poms just won’t evolve like the balance of Europe. After this weekend we have another 10 fixtures on Boxing Day so we will do our best to cover all 20. In today’s early game, Arsenal host Burnley. Arsenal will be fuming after losing their 22-game unbeaten run but we can’t make money because the Gunners are 1-4 after winning this fixture 5-0 last season. The big relegation game has Huddersfield hosting Southampton and with both games ending 0-0 and 1-1 last season the draw bet at 22-10 is my forecast. The next match has a 1-6 favourite when Manchester City host Crystal Palace and that’s because the score last year was 5-0 to City. Leicester travel to Stamford Bridge in the middle of a bad run with only one victory in six games and once again bookmakers only offer us a feeble 7-20 on Chelsea. Bournemouth are going through a bad spell but are my choice to beat Brighton by the same 2-1 score-line as last season. West Ham have won four on the bounce and look great values at 14-10 to beat Watford in their London derby and they could form a profitable double with Newcastle to beat Fulham at just under 4-1. I haven’t got space to waste on Manchester United after their gutless and clueless performance against Liverpool but I am going to miss the ‘psychopath’. Wolves played unbeaten Liverpool last night. On Boxing Day, Crystal Palace look a good punt to beat Cardiff who have just one point from a possible 24 on the road. Burnley were unlucky to lose in the last minute against Spurs and could force a draw at 5-2 at home to Everton. Spurs should beat Bournemouth at Wembley but won’t have my money at ridiculous odds of 2-7. Liverpool can only be used in multiple bets when that host Newcastle at Anfield where bookmakers have priced up 1-6. Manchester City are the only team that I would risk big money on when they travel to Leicester who they beat 5-1 and 2-0 last season. In Wednesday night’s games, Arsenal have a tricky trip to Brighton but 7-10 could well tempt Arsenal fans. The late kick-off at 9.30pm has the London derby when Watford host Chelsea. With Chelsea at 13-20 their fans could get on a late night double with Arsenal which works out at 2-1. That could give you a bankroll for next week’s feast of another 20 games including New Year’s Day fixtures on Tuesday.