2022-23 Premier League Betting Preview – Chelsea

Chelsea 2022-23 betting odds & predictions

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Chelsea 2022-23 Premier League Preview
Will the Blues be in the title race?
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Chelsea Title Odds: 16/1 odds taken 1754 GMT, Wednesday 8 June

After a turbulent season off the pitch, things are starting to look up for Chelsea after a £4b takeover was completed recently. Thomas Tuchel’s Blues can now turn their attention back to on-field matters, and the London side could be worth keeping an eye on this season. Of course, Manchester City and Liverpool are expected to go head-to-head for the title, but can Chelsea put themselves in the championship picture this time around?

The west Londoners have one of the strongest squads in the division, and the FIFA Club World Cup champions are likely to add a few more faces to their ranks before the 2022-23 season kicks off. We take a look back at what was an extraordinary 2021-22 campaign for Chelsea, and what lies ahead for Tuchel & Co. this season. Read our in-depth Chelsea betting preview for the latest odds and best tips.

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2021-22 Review: Two trophies and a top-four finish

Chelsea had one of the most stormy seasons in the club’s history in the 2021-22 campaign. It started in the best possible way back in August, as the Blues beat Villarreal in Belfast to win the UEFA Super Cup. They then kicked off their Premier League campaign with five wins and a draw from their opening six fixtures.

Chelsea fell off in the title race in the end, but Tuchel’s troops managed to reach the EFL Cup final with a 3-0 aggregate win over Antonio Conte’s Tottenham Hotspur. February was a memorable month for the London giants. They won their first ever FIFA Club World Cup before narrowly losing to Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final.

Our betting prediction:
Erling Haaland top goalscorer

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(odds taken 1800 GMT, Wednesday 8 June)

Well-documented off-field issues almost derailed their season, but Chelsea hung in there and went on to reach the FA Cup final in May. Unfortunately for Tuchel and his men, they were once again beaten by Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool at Wembley Stadium.

Man City and Liverpool were the top dogs by far in England last season, but Chelsea were the best of the rest. The Blues took third place to qualify for the UEFA Champions League. Overall, they picked up 21 wins, suffered six defeats and drew 11 times to finish on 74 points. It turned out to be a fine season for the west London outfit considering the circumstances.

Our betting prediction:
Man City to win the 2022-23 Premier League title

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(odds taken 1803 GMT, Wednesday 8 June)



Chelsea Key Facts

  • Chelsea won the Super Cup and Club World Cup in the 2021-22 campaign
  • The Blues lost on penalties to Liverpool in two domestic finals last season
  • Tuchel’s troops suffered just six league defeats last term
  • Chelsea have won the Premier League on five occasions


Chelsea Transfer News: Big changes at the Bridge?

Now the Todd Boehly-led consortium takeover has been completed, Chelsea are expected to splash the cash once again. Reports suggest that the Blues could be the Premier League’s biggest spenders before the window slams shut.

Chelsea have been linked with a whole host of players, including the likes of Leeds United attacker Raphinha and Sevilla’s Jules Kounde. Both players would be exciting additions to Chelsea’s already supremely talented squad.

Chelsea, Man City and Real Madrid are also said to keen on Aurelien Tchouameni, while wonderkid Endrick has been linked with several Premier League clubs. According to reports, the Londoners are leading the race for Ousmane Dembele, who is set to leave Barcelona this summer.

Now that the popular Antonio Rudiger has left Stamford Bridge, Chelsea will be looking for his permanent replacement this summer. Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo has allegedly turned down a new contract at the Camp Nou, which has put Chelsea on red alert.

As for potential outgoings, Romelu Lukaku has been linked with a move back to Inter Milan, while Mason Mount is reportedly on Man City and Liverpool’s radar.

Who Are Chelsea’s Biggest Challengers: Will the Blues be in the title mix?

Overhauling Man City and Liverpool will take some doing this season, but Chelsea are certainly capable. First and foremost, the Blues will be gunning for a top-four finish, though they have company in that regard. Tottenham could have a good season under Conte, while Arsenal have improved season after season under Mikel Arteta.

Newcastle United are now the richest club in the Premier League, and Eddie Howe’s men could make waves in the race for the European spots this season. Also, can David Moyes’ West Ham better last season’s seventh-place finish?

Manchester City Preview: Can the Citizens make it three on the spin?

Man City were outdone by Liverpool in the domestic cup competitions and were knocked out by Real Madrid in the last four of the Champions League, but Pep Guardiola’s City had an unbelievable Premier League season. They won 29 of 38 league matches, drawing six and losing three of the other nine. The Manchester giants finished on 93 points to pip Liverpool to the trophy once again.

With the capture of the exciting Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund, Guardiola’s boys will be even stronger this season, which is an ominous sign for their title rivals. Man City will no doubt be the team to beat in this term’s Premier League.

Liverpool Preview: Can the Reds get revenge on City?

Liverpool racked up 92 points, which was only good enough for the runners-up spot. The Reds and Man City have been getting the best out of each other for a number of seasons now, and the Merseysiders will no doubt be Man City’s main title rivals for years to come.

Klopp’s troops had an outstanding 2021-22 season. They beat the Blues in both the Carabao Cup and FA Cup finals, and finished runners-up in the Premier League and Champions League. The famous quadruple did not happen, but Liverpool will back stronger than ever this season. At the time of writing, Klopp’s side are priced at 2/1 to win their second Premier League title.

Manchester United Preview: Can Ten Hag hit the ground running?

Ever since Sir Alex Ferguson departed, Manchester United have been going through a transitional period. However, it has taken the record English champions far too long to get things right. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked midway through the 2021-22 campaign, with interim boss Ralf Rangnick doing a decent job while the board sorted out the Norwegian’s permanent replacement.

United have been well off the pace in recent years, having to watch rivals Man City and Liverpool dominate England’s top division. It could take time for Ten Hag to settle into his new surroundings, but the Red Devils may be a team to watch out for if the Dutchman gets it right from the start. The bookies have them priced at 25/1 to win the title.

Tottenham Hotspur Preview: How will Spurs fare under the popular Conte?

In Conte, Tottenham have one of the best managers in world football. The Italian guided Spurs to a top-four finish against all odds last term, with the north Londoners pipping rivals Arsenal to the final Champions League place by two points. Conte described the achievement as one of the best of his career.

You never really know what you are going to get with this current crop of Tottenham players. However, with Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son up top, the Lilywhites have one of the best strike forces in the Premier League. Conte is more than capable of attracting the world’s best players to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and the Lilywhites could challenge this season. They are currently the fourth favourites at 20/1.

Arsenal Preview: Gunners to seal Champions League football?

After years away from the Champions League, getting back into the top four will be Arsenal’s priority this season. The Gunners missed out in agonising fashion last season, suffering two defeats in their last three, which saw rivals Tottenham snatch fourth place away on the final day.

Arsenal are definitely building something good under Arteta, but winning the Premier League title seems way off right now. Nevertheless, after missing out on the top-four by a point last season, the Gunners will be desperate to bring Champions League football back to the Emirates Stadium this time around.

Newcastle United Preview: Can the big-spending Magpies gatecrash the top-four party?

Backed by very generous owners, Newcastle have an open chequebook these days. They made some huge signings in January, and the Magpies won 12 of their last 18 Premier League matches to finish in 11th spot. It was a remarkable turnaround for Newcastle, who spent the first half of the season in the bottom three.

At the time of writing, Newcastle are the seventh favourites behind the top six to win the title. It may be too early to think about that, but the Magpies could break into Europe this term, while the cup competitions might also take priority.

West Ham United Preview: Europe again for the Hammers?

Under the experienced Moyes, West Ham have been the surprise package in the Premier League over the past couple of seasons. The Hammers finished sixth in the 2020-21 campaign to book their spot in the UEFA Europa League.

West Ham reached the semi-finals of Europe’s second elite club competition and managed to secure seventh position in the Premier League. Can the Londoners break into Europe once again this season?

Blues players to watch out for in the 2022-23 season: Havertz & Mount to shine

Chelsea’s squad is glittered with talent throughout, and a few more superstar faces are expected to arrive at the Bridge this summer. In terms of the current squad, Kai Havertz could be the standout player for the Blues this season.

The German international has now had two solid years in the English capital and certainly showed his true potential at times last term. In his first season at Chelsea, Havertz scored the goal that won the Champions League. Only Mount netted more league goals than the Aachen-born ace in the 2021-22 season.

Mount will also be one to watch out for in the Premier League this term. Chelsea will be desperate to tie down the England international, who hit 11 league goals last time around and has been Chelsea’s Player of the Year two years running.

Our Chelsea Predictions: Blues to take third once again

As we touched on, getting the better of Man City or Liverpool will be an arduous task for any club right now, even though Chelsea look their biggest threat. The priority will be securing Champions League football, which will not be easy with the likes of Newcastle and West Ham potentially joining the mix.

Chelsea have finished fourth and third under Tuchel, and we can see the German boss guiding the Londoners to Champions League football once again. We are backing Chelsea to finish third behind Man City and Liverpool.

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