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Liverpool v Chelsea Predictions & Betting Odds – 25th November 2017


Liverpool v Chelsea Betting Tips - Premier League 25th November 3.00pm

The Reds have strung together a three match winning streak to return to some positive form and they have rediscovered their clinical scoring touch as well. The goals are flowing from them again and they need a win in this one to pull level on points with the Blues who start the weekend in third. After some wobbles, Chelsea have pulled themselves together to put a four match winning streak together and are unbeaten in their recent travels to Anfield.

Liverpool News and Form

Following a run of Premier League where they won just one of six, Liverpool have responded well to put a three match winning streak together. They have recovered their scoring touch which has seen them get back to their best and they have netted at least three goals in wins over Huddersfield, West Ham and Southampton. Granted punters may look at that sequence and see that they haven’t faced any in-form teams. Liverpool have already lost against Man City and Tottenham while being held to a draw against Manchester United. Their only win against a top six side so far came in a big 4-0 victory over Arsenal. Liverpool have produced a W4 D2 at home in their six games and have landed back to back 3-0 wins there. However, it’s not likely that this game will get to that and 1-1 correct score at bet365 is the shortest priced option in the market at 6/1. Each of the last three fixtures at Anfield between Liverpool and Chelsea have ended in a 1-1 draw. Liverpool are averaging exactly two goals per game this season at home and all four of their home victories have been to nil as well. Former Chelsea man Mohamed Salah continued his great scoring form on the weekend to take him to four in his last two Premier League games and he is a strong 3/2 anytime goalscorer option.

Chelsea News and Form

Chelsea have produced four wins on the bounce following their back to back losses against Man City and Crystal Palace. During this current winning sequence, they have produced a 1-0 victory over Manchester United. They are on a three match streak of clean sheets as well and even though their defensive strengths have been questioned this season, the Blues have taken a clean sheet in half of their dozen league games this term which is pretty strong. A Chelsea clean sheet at bet365 is a price of 7/2 for the game and they do have three in their last four away games. Away from Stamford Bridge Chelsea have been strong with a W5 L1 record out on the road this season in the Premier League, scoring fourteen goals and have conceded just the four. Chelsea’s away league games have averaged three goals per game and 83% of their away games have seen at least three goals. Alvaro Morata is up to eight goals for the season and he is the 9/2 first goalscorer favourite for the match. Between them, Morata and Eden Hazard have netted five of Chelsea’s last six league goals. Three of Chelsea's away wins this season have been by a one goal margin.

Liverpool v Chelsea Head to Head

Chelsea have some positive form at Anfield as they have gone W2 D3 in their last five visits there, so they can be confident for their trip up northn and may be backed to avoid defeat in the game. They have the form there. Each of the last four between these in all competitions at Anfield have ended in a 1-1 draw so there is a pretty decent trend to consider for the fixture too.

Liverpool v Chelsea Betting Odds

Liverpool 6/5, Draw 12/5, Chelsea 11/5

Liverpool v Chelsea Predictions

Draw: Chelsea have handled themselves pretty well in their big matches so far this season and won’t be easy for Liverpool to take down in this one. The Blues have good recent form running at Anfield and another draw there between the two clubs will have the biggest appeal on the weekend.

Karabakh v Chelsea Predictions & Betting Odds – 22nd November 2017

Karabakh v Chelsea Betting Preview - UEFA Champions League 22nd November 7.45pm Before having to deal with Atletico Madrid in their final group stage match, Chelsea will want to secure qualification to the next round in this fixture. They were awful last time out against Roma but should be professional and slick enough to land the away win in this one. Karabakh have to go out and pull off a shock win in this one to keep their hopes of a top two place alive. If they lose they will be united to finish bottom.

Karabakh v Chelsea Betting Tips

There is something for Karakabh in this one as they could keep themselves in contention for a place in the next round if they could win this. However, on the flip side, a loss confirms that they will finish bottom. So far Karabakh have picked up two draws and they came from an unlikely source as well in holding Atletico Madrid to back to back draws. They can be pretty proud of those points really. When they went to Stamford Bridge back on match day one in what was their Champions League group stage debut, they had a bit of a nightmare in losing 6-0. That result, coupled with a loss against Roma as well, leaves the Baku club on just the two points.  Realistically they aren't going to get through to the next round of the competition, but they can certainly challenge for third against Atletico Madrid though. But a win looks beyond them in this fixture but over 2.5 goals at Betfair is a price of 8/11. Karabakh have only ever played one previous home game against an English side having met with Tottenham in the UEFA Europa League back in November 2015. They lost that game 1-0. So from their three games against English sides before, Karabakh have lost all three and along they way have suffered a 10-1 aggregate. This is the Azerbaijani sides’ first ever foray into the main draw of the Champions League and if they could get third place off of Atletico Madrid it would have been a successful campaign from them as you have to put things into perspective. If Chelsea win this game then they will qualify for the next round and they will want to close that out to quickly put the nightmare of their 3-0 loss at Roma on match day four behind them. They were, frankly, embarrassed in that game, producing a shambolic defensive display. Both teams NOT to score at Betfair is a price of 3/4. Their fixture against Karabakh on match day one was their first ever game against a side from Azerbaijan. Out on the road in the Champions League group stage so far this season, Chelsea gained a dramatic late win at Atletico Madrid thanks to Michy Batshuayi's last kick of the game and then they were smashed in Rome. Chelsea have won four of their last ten European away fixtures (D3 L3) which is average at best and nothing more. The Blues have won their UEFA Champions League group on their last three appearances but have to hope that Roma slips up somewhere for them to get back there. Alvaro Morata is the 5/6 Betfair anytime goalscorer favourite with Eden Hazard at 3/4 and they are starting to form a deadly partnership for the London club. The shortest priced option in the Betfair correct score market is a Chelsea 2-0 at 5/1. If the Blues want to challenge for top spot in the group, they can’t take this game too lightly.

Karabakh v Chelsea Betting Odds

Chelsea 4/11, Draw 15/4, Karabakh 15/2

Karabakh v Chelsea Predictions

Chelsea have enough in them to get through this. It probably won’t be one of those thrilling away nights in Europe, it's just about them getting the job done and therefore the Premier League outfit can be backed to get the victory in a game that goes under 2.5 goals.

West Brom v Chelsea Predictions & Betting Odds – 18th November 2017

West Brom
West Brom v Chelsea Betting Preview - Premier League 18th November 3.00pm The Baggies are starting to look as if they are heading to dire straits as they are only the one point above the drop zone and have gone winless in their last nine. It’s been a rapid decline from a positive start to the season that they had. Chelsea have won their last three games in the top flight and they took a confidence-boosting win over Manchester United last time out. There could be a good three points up for grabs for them here.

West Brom v Chelsea Betting Tips

Tony Pulis may not be in a job too much longer if the Baggies lose this game. He is already feeling the pressure weighing down on him as West Brom have lost their last three league games and they have failed to win any of their last nine in the top flight with a D4 L5 record. It’s not as if he has been all that popular a figure there anyway and with other clubs like Everton and Crystal Palace having already sacked managers this season, you can’t help but feel that Pulis is close to the door. West Brom have gone W1 D3 L1 at home this season in the Premier League and they are winless in four there. They suffered a 3-2 loss against Champions-elect Manchester City last time out at the Hawthorns, which at least showed some fight on their behalf. Each of their last three league defeats have all been by a one goal margin and Chelsea to win by a one goal margin at Ladbrokes is a quote of 5/2.

Last Six Premier League Head to Head

West Brom 0 - 1 Chelsea Chelsea 1 - 0 West Brom Chelsea 2 - 2 West Brom West Brom 2 - 3 Chelsea West Brom 3 - 0 Chelsea Chelsea 2 - 0 West Brom The last three league defeats that the Baggies have picked up against Chelsea have all been by only the one goal. The Baggies have scored six and have conceded six goals at home so far this season so that’s just 40% of their home games having gone over 2.5 goals. Under 2.5 goals at Ladbrokes returns a price of 3/4. While suffering a defeat against Man City is excusable, their loss to Huddersfield fans should be less forgiving about. They have not taken a clean sheet in any of their last five league games now and 67% of their goals this season at the Hawthorns have been in the first half of matches and they took the lead in matches against Stoke, Watford and Leicester this season and failed to win any of those from a good start. Both teams not to score at Ladbrokes is a price of 4/6.

Current League Form (most recent last)

West Brom LDDLLLL Chelsea WLLWWW Are Chelsea building themselves up a good head of steam? The Blues have won their last three league games now and after their little blip of back to back defeats against Crystal Palace and Man City they look to be getting back on track. They posted a morale-boosting 1-0 home win over Manchester United just before the international break and that helped them close the gap on the top three. Chelsea have posted a very good W4 D0 L1 record away from Stamford Bridge in the top flight this season and out in their last away game, they took a 1-0 win at Bournemouth. Their last two away victories have been to nil and Chelsea to win to nil at Ladbrokes is a 7/5 price. That’s a big price because they haven’t looked partially steady at the back for most of the season. Alvaro Morata was the one who got them the winner against Man United and he is the 10/11 anytime goalscorer favourite. Chelsea to win 1-0 in the Ladbrokes correct score market is a price of 11/2, the shortest priced option in the market and there is a trend there to back that up as Chelsea’s last two league wins over West Brom have been by a 1-0 scoreline. A Chelsea 2-0 win for them collected a 6/1 price. The Blues have been winning at halftime in three of their five away games so far this season, and a Chelsea/Chelsea half time/full time bet comes in at a price of 6/4. They have been scoring consistently away from home, averaging exactly two goals per game on their travels and four of their five road games have gone over 2.5 goals. Chelsea have netted the first goal in all but one of their five away games so far and have been leading for an average of 47 minutes per away fixture.

West Brom v Chelsea Betting Odds

Chelsea 11/20, Draw 16/5, West Brom 9/2

West Brom v Chelsea Predictions

Chelsea to win: Even though the Blues slipped at Crystal Palace, they are likely to see off the Baggies just because West Brom are unlikely to hurt them too much. This is probably going to be a low scoring game and a Chelsea 1-0 victory isn’t unappealing in the correct score market.

Betway Premier League Betting Without Manchester City

Manchester City’s odds of winning the Premier League are being cut across the board at bookmakers. The Citizens drove forward to another league win on the weekend in a 3-1 home victory over Arsenal. That took them to 31 points from eleven games this season and with an eight point lead at the top over rivals Manchester United. It has been stunning form from Pep Guardiola’s men who have averaged over three goals per game for the season. The only points that Man City have dropped this season in the league were in an early-season draw against Everton, but since then it has been winning all the way in the top flight and they are starting to look as if they can’t be touched. Already that’s a lot of ground for someone to make up on them. It hasn’t just been on the domestic front that City have impressed as well, they have qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League with games to spare and look a serious threat there as well, while they are trading as the outright favourites to win the EFL Cup at the quarter finals stage as well. They are on a club record of 15 straight wins in all compeitions. Manchester City are trading at 1/6 with betway to win the Premier League this season so there is not much meat left on the bone. However, betway are running a Premier League Betting Without Manchester City market which is going to have far more appeal to punters as it offers a lot of value this season with the march forward and power that the Citizens are laying down. So if the Champions-elect do go and win the league as they are looking as if they are going to do, then there is a lot of value to pick up in deciding who is going to finish runner up to the Citizens. Note that of course, none of this counts if Manchester City doesn't win the league. Manchester United and Tottenham are running as 15/8 joint-favourites in the betway Premier League Without Manchester City betting market. The two of them are sat jointly on 23 points after eleven games but once again it looks as if it is going to be a congested battle for the remaining top four spots. You would expect Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal to at least have some kind of say in the fight. But of them all, over the last couple of seasons, it is Tottenham have been the most consistent of them all. Manchester United have shown some signs of difficulties, largely borne of negativity, away from home already this season. After a bright start to the season, it looks as if Jose Mourinho has started to pull back on the adventure and attacking threat to go back into his shell. Liverpool’s season looks as if it could still be blighted by their defence in the long run while Arsenal have already failed to win three games against fellow top six sides already this season so punters will have hesitations about the north London outfit. The Reds are out at 7/1 in the betway Premier League Without Manchester City market with the Gunners even longer priced at 8/1. Reigning Premier League champions Chelsea, who sunk Manchester United 1-0 at Stamford Bride in early November to give themselves a boost, are a 3/1 shot to come home second to Manchester City. The Blues have had some misfires this season though already and have big questions about the depth of their squad this season, especially in taking on the Champions League as well.

Premier League Betting Without Manchester City Market

Manchester United 15/8, Tottenham 15/8, Chelsea 3/1, Liverpool 7/1, Arsenal 8/1, Leicester 100/1, Burnley 125/1, 200/1 bar On top of that the betway Cash Out feature is available on the market as well. So you can check the current value of your bet and make a decision whether or not to Cash Out at any point of the season. The Green Cash Out icon is sat right at the top of the market, so you can’t miss it.

Chelsea v Manchester United Predictions & Betting Odds – 5th November 2017

Chelsea v Manchester United Betting Preview - Premier League 5th November 4.30pm Jose Mourinho makes another return to Stamford Bridge and will be hoping it goes better than the 4-0 loss that United suffered there last season. This is a top four clash in the league but with both having shown vulnerabilities lately then it may be a case of both not wanting to lose this as opposed to be brave enough to win it in the end. There’s a big three points up for grabs, but will either of them want it badly enough at the Bridge? Chelsea v Manchester United 2017 infographics

Chelsea v Manchester United Betting Tips

Chelsea need to dig deep to find a response to their awful defensive display out at Roma in the Champions League in the week where they were torn apart. Does boss Antonio Conte have a fix? Chelsea’s form at Stamford Bridge this season in the Premier League hasn’t been great as it reads just W2 D1 L2, not good enough by their standards and overall this season they have already lost three league games. Each of their three league defeats this season has only been by a one goal margin though. In their last home games, Chelsea had to fight back from being down against Watford to pick up the win, but they gave up so many chances themselves that they could easily have lost. Chelsea have been ahead at half time in just one of their home games this season and average under two goals per game at the Bridge as well. Under 2.5 goals at bet365 is going to be an obvious stop at a price of 8/13.

Last Six Premier League Head to Head

Man Utd 2 - 0 Chelsea Chelsea 4 - 0 Man Utd Chelsea 1 - 1 Man Utd Man Utd 0 - 0 Chelsea Chelsea 1 - 0 Man Utd Man Utd 1 - 1 Chelsea Chelsea will have their work cut out trying to break down a good defensive Manchester United side. The 0-0 correct score option at bet365 will have big appeal at 7/1 while the 1-1 is shorter at 11/2. Chelsea are likely to do most of the attacking in this one and a Chelsea 1-0 is at 13/2. The Blues have netted the opening goal in just two of their five home games this season and that’s problematic because they aren’t getting themselves out in front and building on games. Alvaro Morata is a 13/10 bet365 anytime goalscorer favourite and he badly needs a goal after missing some huge chances against Bournemouth last weekend and against Roma in midweek. He needs some confidence back. The half time draw at bet365 is a price of even money and the Blues have been level at the break in their games against Man City and Arsenal this season and in their last two league games, the Blues have played out a Draw/Win half time/full time scenario.

Current League Form (most recent last)

Chelsea DWLLWW Man Utd WWWDLW We have seen it already this season in a big game and the question remains, will Jose Mourinho park the bus at Stamford Bridge? It wouldn’t be a big surprise if he did. Mourinho has faced top-six sides twelve times and nine of those games ended under 2.5 goals. They have played two big games this season against Liverpool and Spurs and those have returned just the one goal in total. Overall, the Red Devils are W3 D5 L4 in their last twelve league games against fellow top-six sides. A team managed by Jose Mourinho has scored just one goal in Mourinho's last nine managerial away games in the Premier League against a fellow top six side. Again, it wouldn’t be surprising if he went defensive, which could help Chelsea’s defence if nothing else. United are now winless in their last two away games in the top flight and overall have gone W2 D2 L1 on the road. Manchester United have netted just the one goal in their last four visits to Stamford Bridge and have lost three of their last four there (D1). United, through a lack of effort mostly, suffered a shock 2-1 loss at Huddersfield in their last away game, which followed a 0-0 draw at Liverpool in which they totally parked the bus for the entire game. To their credit though they did manage to find a way to shut out Liverpool. Back on home soil last weekend, they took an important 1-0 home win over Spurs last weekend. Romelu Lukaku hasn’t scored in three Premier League games now and he’s on a dry spell in all competitions. He is a 13/10 bet365 anytime goalscorer option for this one. United have netted themselves eight goals on the road this season and have conceded four and they are 8 points better off than they were at this stage last season. Will they turn up and be bold enough to go and try to win it?

Chelsea v Manchester United Betting Odds

Chelsea 11/8, Man Utd 2/1, Draw 9/4

Chelsea v Manchester United Predictions

Manchester United to win: The Blues haven’t been convincing enough on home soil to look great value to win this one. Manchester United are defensively strong and Mourinho will set them up to nullify the threat of the Blues and the visitors can nick a low scoring win.

Roma v Chelsea Predictions & Betting Odds – 31st October 2017

Roma v Chelsea Betting Preview - UEFA Champions League 31st October 7.45pm If Chelsea can take a win against Roma on Tuesday night in the UEFA Champions League then they will be heading to the round of sixteen. That’s all they need to guarantee themselves a top two place, however, they failed to get the better of the Italians at Stamford Bridge a fortnight ago. Can Chelsea go and complete the job by picking up a victory? This won’t be an easy game for them though because Roma knows that they can take control at the top of a group with a home victory and they showed that they can easily match up against their Premier League opponents. This should be quite the duel in Rome. Roma v Chelsea 2017 Infographic

Roma v Chelsea Betting Tips

Roma can be pretty pleased with their output at Stamford Bridge in the first group meeting with Chelsea as they battled to a 3-3 draw and exposed the weak Chelsea back line well. Now they will move above the Blues to the top of the group if they can take a home win over the Premier League side. They have been in great form this season and despite those three goals given up at the Bridge, they are solid at the back. They have seven clean sheets in ten Serie A games for example. The Giallorossi start two points back of Chelsea having collected five points from their three Group C games so far. Their only home game in the group stage so far this season saw them play out a credible 0-0 draw with Atletico Madrid. Under 2.5 goals at Paddy Power fetches a price of 23/20. Roma have hosted Chelsea just once before and won 3-1 back in the 2008/09 Group Stage. Edin Dzeko, last season’s Serie A leading scorer, is an 11/10 anytime goalscorer option at Paddy Power. Roma haven’t enjoyed a great sequence of form in the UEFA Champions League and their match day two win at Karabakh was only their first win in eight UEFA Champions League matches. The 0-0 draw that they played out with Atletico Madrid means that they have collected only the one win in their last eight UEFA Champions League home matches (including qualifying) losing four of those eight. Roma's record at home to English clubs is W8 D3 L4 and the Italians were on a three match winning streak at home against Premier League opposition before Man City went there in the 2014/15 Group Stage and won. Both teams to score in this fixture at Paddy Power fetches a price of 1/2 as Chelsea did expose what is a good Roma defence. If Chelsea can go and collect the win in Rome, then they will get a place in the next round of the competition with a couple of games to spare. That would be great breathing space for them. But after being challenged so hard at the Bridge by the Italians, can they get that win though? The last time that Chelsea went to Italy was to face Juventus in the 2012/13 Group Stage, and the Blues lost that 3-0 in Turin. Chelsea have only the one win in nine previous visits to Italy (W1 D3 L5) and they are on a three match losing streak in Italy as well since that lone win back at Lazio in the 2003/04 Group Stage. Along with the draw with Roma, Chelsea have hammered Karabakh and beaten Atletico Madrid. In the Paddy Power correct score market a Chelsea 2-1 win is a price of 9/1, the same quote as a Roma 2-1 and only the 1-1 result is shorter at 11/2. The win at Atletico Madrid, thanks to a last minute touch from Michy Batshuayi, was their fourth win in their last nine European away fixtures (D3 L2) so they are a pretty reliable side. The Blues took a solid win at Bournemouth in the Premier League on the weekend to improve their form there. On each of their last three appearances in the Champions League group stage, they have won their group and a point out of this one would leave them still set up well to go and land another this season. If they were to draw again with Roma, they would still top the group by two points, even if Atletico Madrid were to beat Karabakh on the same night. Alvaro Morata is the 11/10 Paddy Power anytime goalscorer favourite for the match, and he could have had a hattrick against Bournemouth on the weekend, but luck wasn’t on his side. There may not be too much between them and you can back one or the other to win only by a one goal margin at Paddy Power for a price of 7/2.

Roma v Chelsea Betting Odds

Chelsea 13/8, Roma 6/4, Draw 13/5

Roma v Chelsea Predictions

Roma to win: The Italians were the better of the two sides in London and they could make home advantage count in this one and make Chelsea sweat a little longer on qualification. They found plenty of holes in the Chelsea back line to exploit the English side.

Bournemouth v Chelsea Predictions & Betting Odds – 28th October 2017

Bournemouth v Chelsea Betting Preview - Premier League 28th October 5.30pm Bournemouth picked up just their second win of the season last weekend with a victory over Stoke. That was a boost but Eddie Howe’s men are still stuck in the bottom three of the Premier League. Reigning champions Chelsea were pushed hard in a real battle at Stamford Bridge last weekend by Watford but will have lifted their own spirits with a come-from-behind victory in that one. Can they have a good evening down on the south coast by collecting three points?

Bournemouth v Chelsea Betting Tips

The Cherries produced a welcome three points for themselves last weekend as they went to Stoke and recorded a 2-1 victory. Despite that success they are still stuck in the bottom three in the Premier League and that is because aside from a home success against Brighton and a 0-0 draw with Leicester, there has been no other rewards picked up by the Cherries in a W2 D1 L6 record this season in the top flight. They have some work do to. Eddie Howe’s men have put up a W1 D1 L2 record at the Vitality Stadium this season and are unbeaten in their last two there. When they took on Man City at home earlier in the season, they nearly earned a good point out of that, but ended up losing 2-1 with that late Raheem Sterling strike. Only bottom side Crystal Palace have scored fewer goals than Bournemouth have managed this season, but for this one, over 2.5 goals at bet365 at 4/6 still looks pretty appealing.

Last Six Head to Head All Competitions

Bournemouth 1 - Chelsea Chelsea 3 - 0 Bournemouth Bournemouth 1 - 4 Chelsea Chelsea 0 - 1 Bournemouth Bournemouth 0 - 1 Chelsea Chelsea 1 - 0 Bournemouth Even though the Cherries are far from prolific in front of goal, each of the last three meetings between Bournemouth and Chelsea have gone over the goal line, largely thanks to Chelsea. Chelsea took a 3-1 win on the south coast last season and Bournemouth have given up at least three goals in each of their last three Premier League outings against the Blues. Bournemouth have only hosted Chelsea four times before in all competitions and hold a W1 L3 record from that sequence. They have lost both previous home games in the Premier League against the Stamford Bridge crew, but the Cherries did at least score in those two games, exactly one in each. Both teams to score at bet365 fetches a price of 3/4. Josh King and Callum Wilson are joint 5/2 anytime goalscorer market leaders for the home side going into this big home game. Can they push the Blues as much as they did Man City back in August?

Current League Form (most recent last)

Bournemouth LWLDWL Chelsea WDWLLW Chelsea haven’t launched the most convincing of title defences this season and so far they have numbers of W5 D1 L3 in the top flight, but Antonio Conte’s men have only gone W2 D1 L2 in their last five outings, having suffered defeats against Manchester City and Crystal Palace. They were on a three match winning streak out on the road because they lost that shocker at Crystal Palace. The blues have scored nine goals in their four away games this season and in the bet365 correct score market a Chelsea 2-1 victory in this one returns a price of 8/1, while pushing it out to a 3-1 win returns a price of 12/1. The Blues haven’t been rock solid at the back this season and are likely to give up some chances to the home side. Chelsea will also have one eye on a big Champions League game at Roma in midweek. They need to get Alvaro Morata back among the goals and the Spaniard is trading at 10/11, while Michy Batshuayi, who got a brace last weekend is a price of 11/10. Eden Hazard scored in both games against the Cherries last season and is 3/2 to net in this one. This will only be the ninth time that Bournemouth and Chelsea have faced off and from the previous eight, Chelsea hold a W6 L2 record which is a pretty solid advantage. Chelsea have been in the lead at half time in three of their four away games this season and there is a price of 6/5 at bet365 on Chelsea to be winning at half time. Chelsea had a real battle on their hands at Stamford Bridge last weekend in finding themselves trailing against Watford, but they showed character to fight back for a 3-2 win. But the defensive vulnerabilities were clear as Watford wasted some great great chance to put the game to bed. Will the Cherries trouble them as much though?

Bournemouth v Chelsea Betting Odds

Chelsea 4/7, Draw 3/1, Bournemouth 9/2

Bournemouth v Chelsea Predictions

Chelsea to win: The Blues have looked far from convincing recently but they should be able to hold out against a Cherries side which hasn’t produced much of an attacking threat this season. Back Chelsea to win to nil in what could well be a low scoring game.

Chelsea v Everton EFL Cup Predictions & Betting Odds – 25th October 2017

Chelsea v Everton Betting Preview - EFL Cup 25th October 7.45pm So Everton’s patience ran out after a 5-2 home defeat by Arsenal on the weekend in the Premier League and they sacked Ronald Koeman. So how ready will they be for this trip to Stamford Bridge to face the Blues? Chelsea mounted a fightback to beat Watford at the Bridge on the weekend which will have done wonders for their self belief. Who will be marching on to the quarter finals of the League Cup from this tie?

Chelsea v Everton EFL Cup Betting Tips

Chelsea had to fight back against Watford on the weekend at the Bridge to avoid losing three straight Premier League games this season. Late goals lifted the Blues past the Hornet's but really Watford wasted some great chances to put the game to bed themselves. Still, a fightback win is always good for confidence and Chelsea needed that as that’s their only win in their last four in all competitions. Chelsea’s back line has been vulnerable but both teams NOT to score at William Hill looks some value at 19/20. That’s because the Blues have won their last three games against Everton without conceding and have taken four clean sheets in their last five games against the Toffees at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea took a 2-0 home win over Everton in the Premier League back in August. A Chelsea 2-0 correct score is a 6/1 punt at William Hill, with the 1-0 victory for them at the same price. You will have the coverage of a Chelsea to win to nil at 7/5 with William Hill. Michy Batshuayi, who still doesn’t look a high-quality player, is in the goal scoring groove at the moment and he is 8/11 in the anytime goalscorer market. Everton are on a six match winless streak away from home in all competitions at the moment and they have lost three of their last four as well without scoring. They have netted one goal in their last four away fixtures. So Ronald Koeman couldn’t hang on to his job any longer and after losing 5-2 against Arsenal on the weekend at Goodison Park was pushed out of the door. Wayne Rooney is their shortest priced William Hill anytime goalscorer option at 3/1 for this one. The Toffees have conceded at least two goals now in each of their last three games against the Blues and have looked ropey at the back all season. They took a 3-0 home win over Sunderland in the last round of the EFL Cup and that is just one of two wins in their last thirteen games across all competitions now (D4 L7). They desperately need shaking up and they have taken just the one clean sheet in their last thirteen games.

Chelsea v Everton EFL Cup Betting Odds

Chelsea 4/9, Draw 15/4, Everton 7/1

Chelsea v Everton EFL Cup Predictions

Chelsea to win: Everton have been disjointed all season and may not have enough to trouble the Blues. Neither have looked terrific at the back this season so back a home win with both teams to score in the match.

Chelsea v Watford Predictions & Betting Odds – 21st October 2017

Chelsea v Watford Betting Preview - Premier League 21st October 12.30pm Things have not been going well for Chelsea with back to back Premier League defeats and last weekend they became the first side to concede a goal and points to Crystal Palace this season in a defeat against the Eagles last weekend. That was a blow for the Blues and they go into this one with Watford sitting two points above them up in fourth place. Watford will have their tails up after having beaten Arsenal last weekend at Vicarage Road. Can they go one better and take down Chelsea at the Bridge.

Chelsea v Watford Betting Tips

It has not been the most assured of title defences by Chelsea. They have suffered back to back defeats against Manchester City and Crystal Palace and need to pick themselves up. Their home form has been really disappointing this season and they have let punters down with a poor W1 D1 L2 return from their four league games so far. The Blues drew a 3-3 thriller at home against Roma in the Champions League in midweek but were second best in the match. In the Premier League, Chelsea have gone W4 D1 L3 home and away and they are nine points off the lead. Fortunately, Alvaro Morata has recovered quicker than hoped and the Spaniard is the 5/2 William Hill First Goalscorer favourite for the match. After their embarrassment against Crystal Palace last weekend, can Chelsea show some character pick up a win to lift their spirits?

Last Six Premier League Head to Head

Chelsea 4 - 3 Watford Watford 1 -2 Chelsea Watford 0 - 0 Chelsea Chelsea 2 -2 Watford Watford 0 -1 Chelsea Chelsea 4 -0 Watford The Blues took a thrilling 4-3 win in this corresponding fixture last season and both wins over Watford last term came only by a one goal margin. Chelsea to win by a one goal margin is a price of 11/4 with William Hill. Six of the last seven meetings between the two clubs across all competition have gone above a 2.5 goal line and therefore over 2.5 goals with William Hill in this meeting picks up a price of 3/5. The Blues have not hit the back of the net in their last two Premier League home games now (against Arsenal and Man City). Just overall their goalscoring output hasn't been high enough and they only have four goals in four games at Stamford Bridge this season. They have conceded exactly four as well. Who would have thought that they would kick off this game and place behind Watford and two points adrift of them?

Current League Form (most recent last)

Chelsea WWDWLL Watford DWLWDW Watford are doing so well this season and after getting a win over Arsenal last weekend at Vicarage Road they should have the self belief to compete in this one. It was a dodgy penalty that allowed the Hornets to get back in the game, but they took their chance and pushed on to claim the three points. So without a shadow of a doubt, Watford are playing better than expected which is down to boss Marco Silva and they have a W4 D3 L1 season record and have now taken points off both Liverpool and Arsenal as well. They did have that anomalous a 6-0 drubbing by Man City but haven’t been intimidated in their other big matches. Watford have matched Chelsea for goals this season and Richarlison continues to look very impressive for them and Troy Deeney opened his account for the season last weekend and is a price of 10/3 in the anytime goalscorer market. You would fully expect Watford to turn up and compete hard in this one and both teams to score at William Hill is a price of 19/20. Out on the road this season in the top flight, Watford have produced a fantastic W3 D1 record. This though is their first severe test against a top club out on the road, having been to Bournemouth, Southampton, Swansea and West Brom. BUt the Hornets have scored exactly two goals in each of those four away games and therefore that should help push up the goal tally in this one. A Chelsea 2-0 correct score is the shortest priced option at 6/1, but there would appear to be more value in looking at the Chelsea 2-1 correct score at William Hill for a price of 17/2 just because Watford can threaten. A 2-2 draw for 22/1 isn’t without its appeal. They have what it takes to carry the fight to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea v Watford Betting Odds

Chelsea 3/10, Draw 9/2, Watford 8/1

Chelsea v Watford Predictions

Chelsea to win: The Blues need to up their game at Stamford Bridge and while they will get a challenge from Watford, and will have to be up for the fight, they can still take the win in this one. It is worth backing both teams to score though because of the way that the Hornets are going.

Chelsea v Roma Predictions & Betting Odds – 18th October 2017

Chelsea v Roma Betting Preview - UEFA Champions League 18th October 7.45pm The Blues can stamp their authority over the group with a win at Stamford Bright on Wednesday night. They rolled out a dramatic win out at Atletico Madrid on match day two to really make a big statement in the competitive group. So this is where a bit of consolidation will help because if they make it three wins from three then they will be sitting five points clear at the top of the group. Roma though have already shown some quality in having held Atletico Madrid to a draw. Can they frustrate the Blues? Chelsea v Roma 2017 Infographic

Chelsea v Roma Betting Tips

Consolidation. That is what this game is all about for Chelsea as they are the group leaders by two points ahead of Roma. A win gives them full control of the group as they would move five points clear. But with the form of the Blues just dropping a little bit recently and with important absentees N’Golo Kane and Alvaro Morata missing, they have looked a little bit average. There is hope that Morata could be back for this. After back to back Premier League defeats against Man City and Crystal Palace, Chelsea are feeling the pressure as they take on Antonio Conte’s old rivals Roma in midweek. This is the first time since the 2012/13 group stage against Juventus that Chelsea have faced Italian opposition. They took a 2-2 home draw in that before losing 3-0 out in Turin. They have met Roma before, their previous meetings came in the 2008/09 group stage with Chelsea winning 1-0 at home and then losing 3-1 out at Stadio Olimpico. Roma are a solid defensive unit and under 2.5 goals at Ladbrokes is a great even money quote. Alvaro Morata who was injured against Atletico Madrid on match day two, was back in training this week and there is a hope that he could make some kind of appearance. He is the 10/11 anytime goalscorer favourite for the match with the less impressive Michy Batshuayi at 11/10 (although he does have six goals in his last seven outings for club and country). Chelsea's home record against Italian clubs is W5 D2 L2. At home, they have lost just one of their last nine in Europe though and that was a 2-1 loss against PSG back in the 2016 round of 16 (W6 D2). Chelsea have won the group stage in each of their last three campaigns, and three points would see them edge closer to making it four in a row. In the Ladbrokes correct score market, a 1-1 draw is the shortest priced option at 6/1 with Chelsea 1-0 at 13/2. Overall this season in all competitions, Chelsea have won just three of six games at Stamford Bridge (D2 L1). Roma are going well in Serie A but go into this one off the back of a 1-0 loss against leaders Napoli on Saturday. However, they won each of their six previous games to that across all competitions. Roma opened with a home draw against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League and then posted a 2-1 victory out at Karabakh. So they are well in the hunt for a top two place and would really blow the group open with three away points at Stamford Bridge. Surprisingly the win over Karabakh was Roma's first win in eight UEFA Champions League matches (home and away including qualifying). They have only taken a win in two of their last 17 games in the competition now, so they aren’t running great European form, but they are looking strong enough right at the moment to make an impression in this one. They won two of their five away games in the Europa League last season, but have won just one of their last eleven away in the Champions League. Roma don’t have a particularly good record out in England either as they have won only one of their 15 previous away games in England, losing nine of those. The last time they made the trip to a Premier League side was when they played out a 1-1 draw with Man City in the 2014/15 Champions League group stage. The Giallorossi have won just once in England then and that was a 1-0 triumph at Liverpool FC in the 2000/01 UEFA Cup fourth round. Roma don’t quite boast the powerful scoring that the other strong Italian sides like Juventus and Napoli have, but they do have Edin Dzeko going really well again this season and he is a very tempting 6/4 Ladbrokes anytime goalscorer option. He was the top scorer in Serie A last season and has 10 goals for club and country this season from 13 appearances. Defensively, the Italians are doing very well as they have five clean sheets in nine games in all competitions this season. Both teams not to score is good value at 21/10 with Ladbrokes.

Chelsea v Roma Betting Odds

Chelsea 8/13, Draw 11/4, Roma 19/4

Chelsea v Roma Predictions

Chelsea to win: This is a great opportunity for Chelsea and although they are potentially still missing a fully-fit Alvaro Morata, and therefore their only world class striker, they can muddle through this one and get a win on the board. Roma are tough at the back, but the Blues can edge things in a low scoring fixture.