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Leicester v Chelsea Predictions & Betting Odds – 14th January 2017

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Leicester v Chelsea Betting Preview – Premier League 14th January 5.30pm

The Foxes haven’t exactly covered themselves in glory in their title defence this season in the top flight. The Foxes have collected just the one league win in their last five and they have lost three of their last four at home against Chelsea as well. The Blues will want to send out a strong message to the rest of the title challengers by snapping back immediately from their defeat against Tottenham last time out in the league? Can the Blues get over having had their 13-match winning streak snapped. This is a big test of character for Antonio Conte’s champions elect.

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Leicester v Chelsea Betting Tips

The rest of January could be tough going for the Foxes as they have seen influential figures in Islam Slimani, Daniel Amartey and Riyad Mahrez go off to the Africa Cup of Nations. So they are going to have to muddle through the losses and the Foxes aren’t exactly running in top form. They have gone W2 D2 L2 in their last six games and there has been just the two league wins for them in their last eleven played now. However, both of those wins did come at the King Power and both came in their last three fixtures there in the top flight. The most memorable one was the 4-2 win they posted over Manchester City, so just a little caution is going to be needed by the visiting Blues. Leicester’s home record this term is W5 D3 L2 and both defeats suffered one home soil (against Everton and West Brom) the Foxes shipped exactly two goals in. Over 2.5 goals with William Hill 17/20 looks value for this game looks value. Leicester have faced Chelsea twice this season already, once in the league and once in the EFL Cup and both fixture have gone over the 2.5 goals line as well as four of the last five meetings having done so.

Leicester are not running with good form against Chelsea in the Premier League, but they did win the corresponding fixture from last season. The Foxes have taken one win in their last nine against Chelsea in the Premier League (D1 L7). Interestingly, Claudio Ranieri has a lower win percentage with Leicester than he did in his league career with the Blues. Leicester have been surviving only on their home form, because their away form has been shocking this season. In total, 18 of the 21 points that they have amassed this season have come at the King Power so that still does make them a tricky home side to take down. With Slimani gone, Jamie Vardy is going to need to up his game and Vardy is a 12/5 poke in the anytime goalscorer market. Both teams to score in his one can be baked at a price of 10/11 and that has happened in four of the last five meetings between these two. Can the Foxes pull off what would still be a shock win if they collected all three points in this one?

Chelsae were comfortable in a 3-0 win over Leicester when the two met at Stamford Bridge in the league back in October last year. Now, they have to fire up a response to having had their 13 match winning streak in the league ended by Spurs last time out. So a good test of Chelsea’s mettle out on the road because of that. Three of Chelsea’s last four wins out one the road have been by a 1-0 scoreline only and a Chelsea 1-0 correct score at William Hill is a price of 13/2. That would be good enough for the Blues. Diego Costa is 3/1 first goalscorer favorite and he has form against Leicester with two goals in three previous Premier League appearances against him. Chelsea have not beaten the reigning Premier League champion twice in the same season since 2009/10, a season in which they ended up lifting the trophy. Last month they took six league wins, which is one more than what Leicester have managed all season. They have won three of their last four trips to Leicester in the league and despite their setback against Spurs may take some stopping.

Leicester v Chelsea Betting Odds

Chelsea 4/7, Draw 11/4, Leicester 5/1

Leicester v Chelsea Predictions

Chelsea should just have enough to get over the line in this one. There is bound to be a little bit of nerves in them in dealing with the pressure of having had their winning streak snapped. But with Leicester missing key personnel in this one in, the Blues should be able to edge their way over the line to another three points. A two goal winning margin, which has happened in their last two wins at Leicester would be a bold punt to have a crack at.

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Chelsea trimmed for FA Cup success after 4th Round Draw

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With Chelsea on track for a Premier League title this season, will they be able to go to Wembley and claim the FA Cup too? After easing their way past Peterborough at Stamford Bridge on Sunday in the third round, the Blues received a comfortable draw for the fourth round as well as they stay at home and welcome Championship side Brentford. Chelsea were rated at 4/1 with Ladbrokes following the fourth round draw, the new favourites the claim the trophy.

Manchester City had little trouble in moving past Premier League opposition West Ham on Friday night and Pep Guardiola’s men sit as 5/1 second favourites to land the trophy. They go out on the road for the fourth round as well, where they will await the winner of the Crystal Palace v Bolton replay.

Holders Manchester United, who have been heavily backed for silverware this season in the competition are likely to avoid any drama as they play host to Championship strugglers Wigan in the fourth round at Old Trafford. Arsenal though have gone on the drift because they have received a tricky ties as they will have to go to either Southampton or Norwich for the fourth round. Arsenal produced a come-from-behind win over Preston in the third round.

Newcastle, who were held to a draw by Birmingham, are the shortest priced Championship side left in the running at a price of 50/1, while the biggest outsiders are National League sides Lincoln City and Sutton United, the latter needing to come through a replay against AFC Wimbledon. League One side Millwall, who claimed the Premier League scalp of Bournemouth on the weekend, get to go against another top flight side in the form of Watford.

Draw in full:

Tottenham Hotspur v Wycombe Wanderers

Derby County v Leicester City

Oxford United v Newcastle United or Birmingham City

AFC Wimbledon or Sutton United v Cambridge United or Leeds United

Plymouth Argyle or Liverpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers

Southampton vs Norwich City v Arsenal

Lincoln or Ipswich v Brighton

Chelsea v Brentford

Manchester United v Wigan Athletic

Millwall v Watford

Rochdale v Huddersfield Town

Burnley vs Sunderland v Fleetwood Town or Bristol City

Blackburn Rovers v Barnsley or Blackpool

Fulham v Hull City

Middlesbrough v Accrington Stanley

Crystal Palace or Bolton v Manchester City

FA Cup winner Odds at Ladbrokes

Chelsea – 4/1

Manchester City – 5/1

Manchester United – 11/2

Tottenham Hotspur – 6/1

Liverpool – 13/2

Arsenal – 13/2

Leicester City – 22/1

Southampton – 25/1

Middlesbrough – 33/1

Watford – 40/1

Newcastle United – 50/1

Crystal Palace – 50/1

Brighton and Hove Albion – 66/1

Hull City – 66/1

Derby County – 66/1

Burnley – 100/1

Fulham – 100/1  

Sunderland – 100/1

Huddersfield Town – 100/1

Norwich City – 125/1

Wolverhampton Wanderers – 150/1

Ipswich Town – 150/1

Leeds United – 150/1

Bristol City – 150/1

Brentford – 150/1

Blackburn Rovers – 150/1

Millwall – 200/1

Rochdale – 200/1

Wigan Athletic – 200/1

Barnsley – 200/1

Birmingham City – 200/1

Oxford United – 300/1

Fleetwood Town – 500/1

Bolton Wanderers – 500/1

AFC Wimbledon – 750/1

Blackpool – 1000/1

Accrington Stanley – 1000/1

Plymouth Argyle – 1000/1

Wycombe Wanderers – 1000/1

Cambridge United – 1000/1

Lincoln City – 1250/1

Sutton United – 2000/1

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Wednesday night brings around one of the biggest games of the Premier League season so far. It is Tottenham v Chelsea from White Hart Lane and Spurs have the chance to deny Chelsea a piece of history and how much would they love to do that? Chelsea can equal the top flight record of 14 consecutive wins in this game, but they will have a tough time of things against Spurs who are going along in some great form of their own, especially at White Hart Lane.

The Lilywhites have remained unbeaten on home soil (W7 D2) from the start of the season and in all of 2016 they only suffered two league defeats at the Lane. With them having won their last four Premier League games homes and away and having scored eighteen goals in their last six league outings, the Lilywhites are on fire. They need Harry Kane in this one to outshine Diego Costa and Kane has scored 17 goals in 17 previous London derby games in the top flight and has 10 in his last 9 derbies at White Hart Lane.

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Tottenham v Chelsea Predictions & Betting Odds – 4th January 2017

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Tottenham v Chelsea Betting Preview – Premier League 4th January 8.00pm

Chelsea’s winning streak is really going to be on the line on Wednesday night when they travel to rivals Tottenham. The Blues have the chance to equal Arsenal’s record of 14 straight Premier League wins but if Chelsea were to win, they would be the first side to do it in a single top flight season, as Arsenal stretched theirs over two. Only four teams have ever won 14 league games on the bounce in English professional football and Chelsea will have a tough time taking on Spurs, who have put together a nice winning streak of their own and have hit some form. The Lilywhites lost at Stamford Bridge six weeks ago, will they gain revenge and ruin Chelsea’s shot at the record?

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Tottenham v Chelsea Betting Tips

Tottenham appeared to have Chelsea on the ropes when the two London clubs met at the back end of November in the Premier League, Spurs taking the lead in the match and totally dominating the first half of the game. However, thanks a brilliant second half, Chelsea fought back to land a 2-1 win. Spurs have failed to win any of their last four games against Chelsea now in all competitions but they have the home form that will threaten the Blues. During the entire 2016 calendar year, Spurs only suffered two league home losses and of course, they would love to spoil Chelsea’s shot at creating some history here. Spurs are going nicely with four consecutive Premier League wins on the bounce now and they have won five of their last six league matches since that loss against Chelsea. They are running on a four match winning streak at home as well and overall their home form this term reads W7 D2 L0.

So they are motoring at the moment and their scoring output is high at the moment too having fired off 16 goals in their last five games played in the top flight. However, they have struggled for wins over Chelsea and Spurs have taken just the one victory in their last 13 Premier League games against chelsea now with a W1 D7 L5 record in that sequence. The lone win during that sequence though happened when the two met at the turn of the new year in 2015. Harry Kane has form on London derby matches in the Premier League with 17 in his last 17. He has scored 10 goals in his last nine London derbies at White Hart Lane and he is a price of 11/8 in the Paddy Power anytime goalscorer market. This is the longest sequence of unbeaten home form from the start of a Premier League season that Spurs have ever put together. Over 2.5 goals in the game will return a price of 5/6 and that has happened in five of the last six Premier League meetings.

So Chelsea can create some history. A win here for them would see them equal both the Premier League and English top-flight record for successive wins (Arsenal – 14 wins between February 2002 and August 2002). There’s nothing to fault about Chelsea at the moment with a six match winning streak that they are on away from home at the moment and only once before have they gone better than that on the road, when back in 2009 they won seven away games on the bounce. Chelsea hold a W7 D1 L1 record overall this season on the road, but the one loss in that sequence happened in North London against Arsenal. That was the defeat which sparked Chelsea into life and they have won every league game since. Al but one of the last four wins Chelsea have recorded away from home this season in the Premier League have been by a 1-0 scoreline which is a 9/1 Paddy Power Correct Score punt. A 1-1 draw is the shorted priced option at 11/2.

Chelsea have won more Premier League games (26) and scored more Premier League goals (92) against Spurs than they have against any other opponent. So they generally fare well against the Lilywhites, but wins at White Hart Lane have dried up. The Blues haven’t won there since a 4-2 victory in October 2012 and have gone D2 L1 since then in their last three visits. There are much easier places they could have gone to to try and create some history. Diego Costa may have wanted to leave in the summer, but he has been in immense form and added another goal to his seasons’ tally against Stoke on Monday. Costa is a 5/4 option in the anytime goalscorer option with Eden Hazard at 7/4. The only occasion of a side winning more points from their first 19 games in a Premier League season than Chelsea this season (49) is Chelsea in 2005-06 (52). This is the first Premier League fixture ever to be played 50 times. It will be high intensity.

Tottenham v Chelsea Betting Odds

Tottenham 7/4, Chelsea 9/5, Draw 23/10

Tottenham v Chelsea Predictions

What a setup we have for this one. Can Chelsea get over the line and create themselves some hstory? This is going to be a tough ask of them, but they did claim that big away win at Man City to prove themselves on the road against top opposition. The Blues though haven’t won in their last three at the Lane and Spurs are going well enough at the moment to more than hold their own. Look for the draw in the match outright, Chelsea’s winnings streak may go, but their title challenge won’t.

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Chelsea v Stoke Predictions & Betting Odds – 31st December 2016

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Chelsea v Stoke Betting Preview – Premier League 31st December

Stoke do not look the most likely candidates to go out and stop Chelsea’s long winning streak. The Potters have lost their last two away games and have failed to win any of their last four league games home and away. So the Blues look set to march on to their 13th league win on the bounce as they look to follow up on their 3-0 home win over Bournemouth on Boxing Day. Antonio Conte’s men remain strong going forward and rock solid at the back. Is there any hint of an upset happening in this one? Stoke are going to have to pull something special out of the back to make it happen.

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Chelsea v Stoke Betting Tips

Chelsea could equal Arsenal’s record of 13 consecutive wins in a single Premier League season. The overall record that Arsenal hold is 14 straight wins in the Premier League, but that stretched across two seasons. So Chelsea will look to add to their 12 match winning streak at the moment and they haven’t lost a final game of a calendar year since 2001 when Aston Villa got the better of them. Chelsea only managed the one point in their two games against Stoke last season, but given Chelsea’s current form, they will be expected to get back to winning ways against the Potters. Chelsea go into the weekend with a six point lead over Liverpool and with the Reds playing third placed Man City, Chelsea have a shot at extending their advantage. Chelsea’s home form reads W8 D0 L1 for the season and they are now on a six match winning streak at Stamford Bridge after having beaten Bournemouth 3-0 on Boxing Day.

Chelsea have conceded only one goal in their last six Premier League home games now and they are a price of 5/6 with Bet365 to win to nil on Saturday. Chelsea have only conceded 3 goals across their course of their current winning streak. It’s been an immense effort from them. After missing their Boxing Day outing, Diego Costa returns to action and he is trading at a price of 4/7 in the anytime goalscorer market with Eden Hazard at even money and he has prior against the Potters. Hazard was on the scoresheet in Chelsea’s last win over Stoke. There is a price of 8/13 at Bet365 on over 2.5 goals, reasonable enough given the amount of goals that their opponents have been conceding lately. Both teams to score in the match is a price of 6/5 and the only real way to cover Stoke making a breakthrough in the game. That having been said, however, Chelsea have conceded in just three goals in their last eight home games against the Potters.

The Potters are currently running on a four match winless streak in the Premier League now (D2 L2). The two defeats in that sequence both happened out on the road in tough trips to Arsenal and then Liverpool. Stoke conceded a total of seven goals in those two away games and they have conceded nine in their last four games. So they are far from being rock solid at the back at the moment and their away form this season reads only W2 D3 L4 for the term so they are heavy underdogs to land maximum points in this one clearly. Three of Stoke’s last four games in the Premier League have seen at least four goals netted so this could be entertaining at the Bridge. But Stoke landing a win does look unlikely as they haven’t posted one in any of their last 11 visits to Stamford Bridge in the league. The Potters have also lost their last two games at the end of a calendar year and manager Mark Hughes has failed to land a win at Stamford Bridge as a manager, losing eight of his ten visits there.

Chelsea v Stoke Betting Odds

Chelsea 1/4, Draw 19/4, Stroke 10/1

Chelsea v Stoke Predictions

Stoke have lost recent away games at both Arsenal and Liverpool but they did get themselves on the scoresheet in both of those. They have scored in their last two visits to Stamford Bridge as well so it is well worth having a poke at both teams to score. A Chelsea 3-1 correct score could have appeal as the Blues just look so organised and strong in all departments and they will be looking to finish the year with a bang at the Bridge.

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Chelsea 7/2 to set new Premier League record

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The Blues went marching on on Boxing Day as they eased to a 3-0 home win over Bournemouth to land their twelfth win on the bounce in the Premier League. That has set a new club record for themselves and now they are just the two matches behind Arsenal’s famous 2002 winning streak when the Gunners won 14 games on the bounce.

William Hill have rated Chelsea just 7/2 to go and break the record by winning each of their next three games. Chelsea go up against Stoke on New Year’s Eve at Stamford Bridge and then on January 4th, they would have to go up against arch rivals Tottenham at White Hart Lane to try and equal the Arsenal record. William Hill are 2/1 that Chelsea end up matching Arsenal’s record breaking run of 14 consecutive league wins.

If Chelsea to beat Stoke and Spurs then they would have their shot at the record against Leicester on January 14th. Goals from Pedro and Eden Hazard saw Chelsea take out Bournemouth on Boxing Day, a game which saw them missing Diego Costa and N’Golo Kante through suspension. Chelsea are now 8/13 at William Hill to win the Premier League title this season, ending the day with a seven point lead still over Manchester City.

Saturday wasn’t a great day for bookmakers as the seven most popular teams from the 3pm kick-offs all won their games. Among the day’s favourites alongside Chelsea, there were wins for Manchester City over Hull, Arsenal over West Brom and Manchester United over Sunderland. At the other end of the table, Burnley gave themselves a boost with a win over Middlesbrough, the Clarets being the only ones in the bottom six to claim a Boxing Day victory. Sam Allardyce’s Crystal Palace were held to a 1-1 draw at Watford.

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Chelsea v Bournemouth Predictions & Betting Odds – 26th December 2016

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Chelsea v Bournemouth Betting Preview – Premier League 26th December

Chelsea are lining up what would be their 12th league win on the bounce. It has been a tremendous output from them in the Premier League and they could still finish the calendar year with a bang. They get a home fixture against Bournemouth on Boxing Day and the Cherries have been struggling out on the road lately, having lost their last two away from the Vitality and having conceded three goals in each of those. Even though Chelsea will be without the suspended Diego Costa for this one, the Blues will be expected to keep their eye on the prize of another three points.

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Chelsea v Bournemouth Betting Tips

Chelsea are on the hunt for their twelfth consecutive Premier League win this season. That would set a new club record for themselves if they can take down Bournemouth. It will also mean that Antonio Conte’s troops would be closing in on Arsenal’s Premier League record of 14 straight wins set in 2002. In their big winning sequence at the moment, Chelsea have only shipped the two goals so over at bookmaker Sky Bet you have a price of 13/10 on Chelsea to win to nil in this one. That looks value for punters to snap up. Chelsea’s home record this season reads W7 D0 L1 and they have won their last five in a row at the Bridge as well, keeping four clean sheets in that run of home matches. Four of their last six league games have been won by a 1-0 scoreline and a Chelsea 1-0 correct score at Sky Bet in this one is trading at a price of 13/2, which is actually the same price as a Chelsea 2-0 result. The Blues have won five of their seven matches against the Cherries in all competitions (L2).

Chelsea took a surprise 1-0 loss in this corresponding fixture last season, but they don’t look like looking at the moment. Chelsea have not suffered a Boxing Day defeat since 2003 in the Premier League (W6 D5 L0). So the Blues are top at Christmas again and that is a good omen for them as on each of the four previous times they were top of the Premier League at Christmas, they went on to win the tile. The Blues are without Diego Costa who is serving a suspending and they will miss his output obviously as he has been in terrific goalscoring form with 13 league goals. Michy Batshuayi could get his big chance here and he is trading at even money in the anytime goalscorer market, with Eden Hazard likely to need to have a big impact as well and he is a 7/5 option. Chelsea have won five of their last six games by a one goal margin and a Chelsea to win by a 1 goal margin against the Cherries is a 12/5 punt at Sky Bet.

The Cherries are sat in tenth place, their highest ever position in the league tiers at Christmas. However, they have been a stronger home side than they have been out on the road. Away from the Vitality Stadium this season, Bournemouth have only collected the five points in a W1 D2 L5 record and they have lost three of their last four away from home (W1). So that doesn’t appear to be the kind of form needed to go and take down the Champions elect. Bournemouth have conceded three goals exactly in their last two away games. They have also conceded three goals exactly in four of their last five Premier League games home and away. So it is hard to trust their defence at the moment but they are unbeaten in their last six Boxing Day matches as (W4 D2). In the anytime goalscorer market, they have Callum Wilson and Benik Afobe both around the 3/1 mark to break through the stiff Chelsea defence. It’s going to be a big ask of them though.

Chelsea v Bournemouth Betting Odds

Chelsea 4/11, Draw 15/4, Bournemouth 7/1

Chelsea v Bournemouth Predictions

The Blues will be looking for inspiration up front as they will be without Diego Costa for this one. But this isn’t the toughest of defences that they will be going up against in this one and so they are likely to come through the test. Chelsea have been defensively brilliant and it’s worth pushing them to win this one to nil because they are going so well. They have won a lot of games by one goal margins lately and they are likely to go the same way in this one too.

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Crystal Palace v Chelsea Predictions & Betting Odds – 17th December 2016

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Crystal Palace v Chelsea Betting Preview – Premier League 17th December

What a tremendous run of form it has been from Chelsea with ten straight wins in the bag. They took a win at Sunderland in midweek to keep that charge going and with Arsenal slipping up in the title race on Tuesday, it has confirmed that Chelsea will be top of the league at Christmas. Next up for them is a trip to Selhurst Park to take on a Crystal Palace side which doesn’t boast the most assured defence in the Premier League and they have already suffered five home defeats, including one in midweek against Manchester United. Will Chelsea be the next to pick them off?

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Crystal Palace v Chelsea Betting Tips

Crystal Palace suffered a 1-2 setback at home against Manchester United in midweek. They thought that they had done enough for a point, but couldn’t hang in there in the end. So that has left Alan Pardew’s men with four defeats in their last five home games now and across the entire league season, they have taken just the one clean sheet at Selhurst Park. That came in a recent 3-0 home win over Southampton. That remains their only win in their last ten Premier League games. The Eagles have major issues at the back and have conceded at least two goals now in seven of their last eight league games. Over 2.5 goals at Coral for this one will return a price of 4/6. Palace have had struggles scoring at home against Chelsea, having scored just three in their seven previous Premier League home games against the Blues. One of those was an own goal by John Terry too.

Crystal Palace have picked up just the one win (W1 D2 L7) and have totalled only five points in their last ten Premier League London derby matches, which is fewer than any other side in the capital during the same period. Palace’s last win in a derby match actually came against Chelsea back in 2015 but in their eight London derby matches since then have taken just two points. Christian Benteke has scored four goals in his last six appearances against Chelsea, including in each of his last two. Benteke is a price of 9/4 in the anytime goalscorer market for this one. Palace’s overall home form this season is just W2 D1 L5 in eight games and this is another tough test for them. Will they have the defensive strengths to shut down a powerful Chelsea attack? To their credit, Palace have been scoring lately and both teams to score at Coral is a 3/4 option.

However, Chelsea have conceded just two goals in their last ten Premier League games now and they can be backed at a price of 7/4 to win to nil with Coral. Chelsea are on a ten match league winning streak and four of their last five victories have been by a one-goal margin only. Chelsea 1-0 correct score or a 2-1 option in this one is a price of 15/2. Chelsea have suffered only the one defeat in their last eight Premier League London derbies, which was against Arsenal earlier in the season. Should they beat Palace on Saturday they will equal their own club record of 11 straight league wins set in September 2009. Diego Costa struck again last weekend and he is a 4/5 favourite in the anytime goalscorer market. Chelsea have won their last five away games on the bounce and if Chelsea do win this match they will have defeated Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on more occasions than any other team in the Premier League (currently five wins).

Crystal Palace v Chelsea Betting Odds

Crystal Palace 9/2, Draw 16/5, Chelsea 11/20

Crystal Palace v Chelsea Predictions

A win for Chelsea looks on the cards. Crystal Palace have been dropping a lot of points at home lately and they have a defence which is not likely to stand up to the pressure that Chelsea will put on them. Chelsea have been getting a lot of wins recently by a one goal margin but that doesn’t matter, but it means it is worth having a flutter on a Chelsea to win by a one goal margin punt. The three points should be going back to Stamford Bridge.

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Sunderland v Chelsea Predictions & Betting Odds – 14th December 2016

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Sunderland v Chelsea Betting Preview – Premier League 14th December

Chelsea’s big winning streak continued on the weekend as they edged out West Brom at Stamford Bridge. Next up for them is a trip to the bottom side in the table on Wednesday night when they make their way to the Stadium of Light. Sunderland took at trip to the Liberty to face Swansea on the weekend in a huge relegation scrap and they totally fell apart in a 3-0 defeat. That was a massive missed chance for them to climb out of the drop zone and now they are rooted to the foot of the table which makes this is a top versus bottom clash. Can Sunderland bounce back? They did take the unexpected win over Chelsea back in May at the end of last season.

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Sunderland v Chelsea Betting Tips

Well, the Black Cats only have to look back to May when they put their 3-2 win on the board at home against the Blues in the top flight. That means that they have ruffled Chelsea’s feathers lately as they have gone W2 D1 in their last three at home in all competitions against the Blues. Their 3-0 loss at Swansea on the weekend was a hammer blow for their confidence though because they had won three of their four top flight games prior to that game and looked to be finding their feet. It has left Sunderland with a W3 L2 record in their last five now and the three wins there in those games have been their only ones recorded for the season. Two of the three wins then that they have taken this season have been on home soil, winning their last two there. The Black Cats have conceded at an average of two goals per game this season at home and 86% of their home games have gone over 2.5 goals. Over 2.5 goals at Sky Bet is a 4/7 quote. The last time that Sunderland banked back to back league wins against Chelsea was back in March 2001.

Sunderland’s Jermain Defoe has netted a goal for four different teams against Chelsea in his top flight career and he is trading at a price of 9/4 in the anytime goalscorer market for this one. Defoe has either scored (8) or assisted (2) 10 of Sunderland’s 14 Premier League goals so far in 2016-17 (71%). Worryingly for Sunderland they have managed only the one clean sheet across their last 16 league games now and this fixture has seen 111 goals scored in 30 Premier League games, averaging at 3.7 goals per game. They have also shipped at least two goals in each of their last three Premier League games against Chelsea. The Black Cats though have scored in each of their last three against the Blues, adding weight to both teams to score at 10/11 with Sky Bet. The last time that Sunderland won three home games in a row in the Premier League was back in early 2012.

The Chelsea machine marched on to their ninth win on the bounce on the weekend when they beat out West Brom 1-0 at Stamford Bridge. The Blues have shipped just the two goals (seven clean sheets) in their nine match winning streak. Chelsea can be backed at 10/11 with Sky Bet to take a clean sheet away from this fixture. Diego Costa netted the only goal of the game against the Baggies on the weekend and is an 8/11 anytime goalscorer option. In fifteen Premier League games this season he has either scored or assisted for his side and he is a man inspired at the moment. Chelsea have avoided defeat in each of their last 15 away games played on a Wednesday (W8 D7) in the top flight and they are currently running on a four-match match winning streak away from home in the league. The last time Chelsea won five consecutive away league games was in April 2015.  That top spot in the league at Christmas could be edging closer to the Blues after this one.

Sunderland v Chelsea Betting Odds

Chelsea 1/3, Draw 19/4, Sunderland 9/1

Sunderland v Chelsea Predictions

The Black Cats suffered a hammer blow on the weekend in that basement battle against Swansea. They have gotten at Chelsea in recent home games against them, however their defence remains a huge concern for them. Chelsea have shown recently that they can grind out the 1-0 wins when they need to and for this midweek fixture, that correct score option on the away win looks good value.

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Chelsea v West Brom Predictions & Betting Odds – 11th December 2016

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Chelsea v West Brom Betting Preview – Premier League 11th December

Chelsea’s impressive season continued in great fashion last weekend when they rolled into the Etihad and smashed Manchester City 3-1. That means that they are running on an eight match winning streak at the moment and could be heading to top spot for Christmas. The Blues have been powerful then but they have drawn two of their last three at home against the Baggies. West Brom turn up in some decent form as well with them having posted a W3 D1 record in their last four league games. Can the Baggies frustrate another point out of the Pensioners on this visit?

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Chelsea v West Brom Betting Tips

It has been some impressive form from Chelsea lately with the eight match winning streak that they have put together. They have really laid down some big title claims too with back to back victories posted over Tottenham and Manchester City, so now they head into a much easier period of fixtures and if their winning streak continues, they could be starting to run away with things come the new year. They will be expected to beat West Brom as Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 10 Premier League home games against Stamford Bridge against the Baggies. Chelsea have been held however to two draws in their last three home games against West Brom (W8 D2). On top of that, the Blues have hit the back of the net in each of their last 21 home league games against West Brom, so it is likely though that Chelsea will have enough in the tank. Last season the two league meetings went over 2.5 goals and at Paddy Power that over option can be backed at 4/6 to happen again.

Cesar Azpilcueta scored in both games against West Brpmoin the Premier League last term, but you are looking at a big 12/1 shot on him repeating that. At the head of the market there is Diego Costa as 8/11 favourite in the market with Eden Hazard at 5/4. Costa has now scored 70 goals in his last 103 league appearances (Premier League and La Liga combined) and Hazard is looking for his 50th Premier League goal. Even though Chelsea have fallen behind in their last two games they have struck back to win so they are going to take some stopping. They have conceded just the two goals in their last eight games and Chelsea to win to nil in the match up is trading at a price of 4/5 with Paddy Power. Will the impressive Blues march on to their ninth win on the bounce, equalling their own winning record in the top flight?

West Brom are going to be vulnerable at the back probably as they have taken just one clean sheet in their last ten league games now in the Premier League. So will they be able to deal with the Chelsea attack? West Brom are actually carrying some decent form at the moment with an unbeaten W3 D1 record in their last four games. This is actually their second best haul of points at this stage of a Premier League season with the 20 they have collected so far. So they can be pleased with their work at the moment and Tony Pulis has only lost one of his last four Premier League games against Chelsea (W2 D2 L1). West Brom Have gone W2 D3 L2 out on the road and have lost just one of their last five away from home. The Baggies are without a clean sheet in this last six away games.

If you can see West Brom Scoring in the match then a both teams to score wager at Paddy Power is a price of 6/5. West Brom, not known for their scoring prowess, have scored in all but one of their road games this season. It’s been awhile since West Brom won a league game at Stamford Bridge, they have not managed it since September 1978 (W0 D3 L10). Up in the anytime goalscorer market West Brom have Salomon Rondon at 15/4 with Nacer Chadli at 6/1. West Brom have beaten Chelsea just once in their last seven league games against them, so it’s a big ask for them to got the Bridge and take down the Blues. But West Brom are going well enough to push the champions elect. West Brom have drawn two of their last three at Stamford Bridge by a 2-2 scoreline and that is a price of 28/1 in the correct score market with the shortest priced option being 5/1 on a Chelsea 2-0 result.

Chelsea v West Brom Betting Odds

Chelsea 2/9, Draw 5/1, West Brom 11/1

Chelsea v West Brom Predictions

Well the momentum and form is all with Chelsea at the moment and they are bursting with confidence. They have come through some stern tests of their title credentials recently and have passed them with flying colours. As long as no complacency sets in from them there should be another three points heading their way on Sunday. The Baggies have scored a couple of points from recent visits there, but their lack of clean sheets is probably going to hurt them going into this one. Home win and look for Chelsea to win by a two goal margin.

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