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Stoke v Chelsea Predictions & Betting Odds – 23rd September 2017

Stoke v Chelsea Betting Preview - Premier League 23rd September 3.00pm Stoke have already proven themselves to be a nuisance against Arsenal and Manchester United at the Bet365 stadium this season and so will they be able to get something out of the visit of Chelsea too? Overall this season the form of the Potters has been pretty indifferent. Chelsea will be pretty eager as well to bounce back to winning ways immediately after having played out a disappointing 0-0 draw with Arsenal last weekend at the Bridge.

Stoke v Chelsea Betting Tips

The Potters may only have won once this season in the Premier League, but they will have some backers to go out and frustrate the Blues. Stoke’s only success this season came in a home win over Arsenal and in their other home fixture, they played out a 2-2 draw with Manchester United. So they have stepped it up when it has come to the big matches at least, but that has been mixed in with disappoints of defeats against Everton and Newcastle and a failure to beat West Brom. But they are unbeaten at home in the Premier League and they don't give anyone an easy game there. There has only been the one clean sheet for them in the Premier League this season and both teams to score at bet365 fetches a price of 10/11. Chelsea won’t have their main centre half David Luiz available because of suspension. The main options for Stoke in the anytime goalscorer market are Saido Berahino and Peter Crouch who are both at 3/1. The Potters have a W1 D1 L2 record in their last four home games against Chelsea, not scoring more than one goal in any of those fixtures. Chelsea have picked up ten points from five games in their Premier League title defence. Out on the road, they have won both of their games so far in having beaten Spurs and Leicester. Chelsea have returned exactly two goals in four of their five league games this season and a Chelsea 2-1 correct score at bet365 brings a nice looking price of 2/1. Alvaro Morata is the even money favourite in the anytime goalscorer market for the game and they are gradually getting more time out of Eden Hazard as he works his way back from injury to full fitness. Last season in the top flight, Chelsea won both of their games against Stoke and they are on a three match winning streak against them. Both teams have scored in five of the last six games between the two. Chelsea will know that they won’t get an easy game at the Bet365 Stadium at all, and a Stoke +0.75 Asian Handicap at 11/10 will have some appeal to back the home side staying within touching distance of the Blues.

Stoke v Chelsea Betting Odds

Chelsea 4/6, Draw 11/4, Stroke 4/1

Stoke v Chelsea Predictions

Chelsea to win: The Blues will probably be happier playing this before a European fixture than after. Stoke haven’t produced anything really special this season and Chelsea have those extra touches of quality in their ranks to find a way to grind out a win in this one. Chelsea can win this but it is unlikely to be by anything more than a one goal margin.

Palace 7/1 to go scoreless in their next three Premier League games

Crystal Palace
When will Crystal Palace land a league win this season? When will they score their first league goal? It has been such a tough start to the season for the Eagles, who saw boss Frank de Boer last just 77 days in his job before being replaced by Roy Hodgson, that there actually isn’t much light at the end of the tunnel for them. They head out on the road to face Manchester City on the weekend and the follows a trip to Manchester United before facing Chelsea at Selhurst Park. So a horrible run of fixtures coming up for the pointless bottom side. Hodgdon took charge for the first against Southampton last weekend and couldn’t stop the Palace rot as they lost 1-0. So Palace are rooted to the foot of the table after five league games, with no goals on the board and eight conceded. They became the first side in Premier League history, following their 1-0 loss against Southampton, to not score in any of their opening five games of a new season. So with a tough run of fixtures coming up, when will things get better for the Eagles? Bet365 have priced up odds of 14/1 on Palace to take a win over Manchester City or against Manchester City to get their first league win of the season. Alternatively, if they come away without a win in both of their trips to Manchester, then they are a 6/1 punt to get their first league win of the season on the board against Chelsea on October 14th. While they have managed to score in a couple of EFL Cup games this season, it hasn’t happened in the league yet for them. They are even money to score their first goal of the season at the Etihad against Manchester City on the weekend, or if you think that they will come away empty handed there, they are a quote of 5/2 at bet365 to score their first league goal of the season at Old Trafford. They are a price of 4/1 to have it happen against Chelsea or if you think that after their next three Premier League games the Eagles still won't have found the back of the net, you have a 7/1 price on their opening goal coming against someone else. If you look at least season’s corresponding fixtures that Palace are heading into, they lost 5-0 at Man City, 2-0 at Manchester United and 1-0 against Chelsea at home, so didn’t manage a goal in any of them. That is a bold old punt though to expect them to dial to find the back of the net in any of their next three fixtures. The Eagles remain 10/11 outright favourites in the bet365 Premier League Relegation market and they were recently priced up at 1,000/1 to go the entire season without landing a win in the top flight.

Chelsea v Nottingham Forest EFL Cup Predictions & Betting Odds – 20th September 2017


Chelsea v Nottingham Forest Betting Preview - EFL Cup 20th September 7.45pm

The Blues have a comfortable looking fixture at Stamford Bridge in the EFL Cup on Wednesday night. They were frustrated by Arsenal there on the weekend in the Premier League, but they may find the going a little easier against the Tricky Trees. Forest have been struggling for form lately having lost three of their last four games in the Championship. Will they be able to mount any kind of challenge even against what is likely to be a much-changed Chelsea side?

Chelsea v Nottingham Forest EFL Cup Betting Tips

The Blues couldn't get the better of their London rivals Arsenal in the Premier league on the weekend at Stamford Bridge, the two playing out a 0-0 draw. There is a possibility, of course, that the Blues will take out their frustrations on Nottingham Forest in this cup tie. The last time that Chelsea met Forest was in the FA Cup back in 2007 and Chelsea romped to a 3-0 win. Chelsea are on a four match winning streak against Nottingham Forest in all competitions and haven’t conceded in their last two against them. Bearing that in mind, Chelsea to win to nil at William Hill is a nice price of 4/7 and the Blues will be expected to be pretty comfortable in this one. Michy Batshuayi is a 4/5 anytime goalscorer option because he will probably get the start over Alvaro Morata. Antonio Conte probably won’t send out his strongest starting eleven for the game. Chelsea have gone W4 D1 L1 this season in all competitions and are unbeaten in five. Championship side Nottingham Forest have produced a W2 D1 L3 record in their last six and those three defeats have been in their last four games. So they are hit and miss at the best of times and are lacking the ability to sustain any consistency. In the last round, they did get a win on the board over a Premier league side though as they landed a 3-2 victory at St James Park over Newcastle after extra time. This is a step up in the level of opposition for them though. Forest have just the one clean sheet in their last six games played and so they will probably struggle to contain the Blues and they aren’t a powerhouse going forward, so both teams not to score at William Hill fetches a price of 4/6 while the game going under 2.5 goals brings home a price of 15/8. Daryl Murphy is their shortest priced option in the anytime goalscorer market for a price of 9/2. Forest have won just one of their last eight fixtures against Chelsea and their last two visits to the Bridge have ended with a loss to nil for them.

Chelsea v Nottingham Forest EFL Cup Betting Odds

Chelsea 1/7, Draw 7/1, Nottingham Forest 14/1

Chelsea v Nottingham Forest EFL Cup Predictions

Chelsea to win: There is little hint of an upset happening in this one, even though Chelsea won't be at full strength. Forest can't have a lot of interest in this fixture and a coast for Chelsea should occur. Chelsea 2-0 looks value in the correct score market.

Man City shorten for Premier League title, while Palace shorten for drop

Manchester City
The Citizens showed some six-appeal on the weekend as they smashed Watford at Vicarage Road. Pep Guardiola’s men have had some week. They destroyed Liverpool 5-0 on the 9th, crushed Feyenoord 4-0 in midweek in the UEFA Champions League and then put a 6-0 victory on the board over Watford. So it appears that they are up and running fully now and after making their breakthrough after half an hour at Vicarage Road, Man City’s performance was sublime. The Manchester City squad is growing in stature and togetherness and the players now look confident and eager to get on the ball. Sergio Aguero netted what was the sixth hattrick of his Manchester City career and he helped the Citizens to hold top spot in the Premier League at the end of the weekend, sat on 13 points from five games level with rivals Manchester United and three points clear of reigning champions Chelsea who sit in third after their 0-0 draw with Arsenal on Sunday. Chelsea’s failure to beat a stubborn Arsenal saw the Blues go on the drift a little bit for the League title out at 11/2 with William Hill. Manchester City were shortened to 2.1 at Betfair after their result against Watford on the weekend, while Manchester United have also been cut as their fine season marches on. The Red Devils are 5/2 to get their hands on the Premier League title this season and it would seem that their greatest rivals City are the one ones standing between them and doing it. Tottenham and Liverpool, after both were held to frustrating draws on the weekend, have been on the drift in the William Hill Premier League outright winner market. The Reds, after a home draw with Burnley, are now a big 20/1 shot to win the title, with Tottenham having slipped back to 14/1. With the two Manchester clubs going well at the summit, there are some interesting prices in the Premier League Top Four 4 Finish market, with Spurs holding ground at 4/5 with Liverpool at even money and Arsenal shortening over the weekend to 3/2. At the other end of the table, Crystal Palace’s forgettable season continued as they made it five defeats on the bounce and still no goal. After showing Frank de Boer the door and bringing in Roy Hodgson, there was no change in the result for the Eagles as they lost out against Southampton. Palace are now 10/11 odds on favourites to suffer relegation from the Premier League this season, followed by Brighton at 11/10 and Huddersfield at 13/8.

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Chelsea v Arsenal Predictions & Betting Odds – 17 September 2017

Chelsea v Arsenal Betting Preview - Premier League 17 September 1.30pm There is a big London derby clash at Stamford Bridge then for Sunday and Chelsea kick off as favourites for the showdown. After their shock opening loss, they have pulled themselves together terrifically to put three straight wins on the board in the Premier League. Arsenal have suffered two league defeats already this season, both out on the road as well and this is already high pressure for them and with a late night on Thursday in the UEFA Europa League, what bearing will that have on their chances of going to the Bridge and collecting what would be a huge three points for themselves? Chelsea v Arsenal 2017 Infographic

Chelsea v Arsenal Betting Tips

Chelsea have found their feet for the season after having looked so poor in their opening defeat against Burnley. They are back and flowing again and have won their last three games in a row in the Premier League against Spurs, Everton and Leicester. So Antonio Conte’s men have gotten back their mojo and Chelsea have scored exactly two goals in each of their four league games this season. That’s the kind of consistent output that should perhaps worry Arsenal a little bit going into this one. In the bet365 correct score market, a Chelsea 2-1 result returns a price of 8/1. Two of Chelsea's three wins this season have been by that scoreline. Chelsea have home form as well against the Gunners, having won their last five on the bounce against them at Stamford Bridge. Both teams to score at bet365 is a price of 4/7 as that has happened in each of the last three games between them. Chelsea cruised in their midweek Champions League game against debutants Karabakh as expected. The Blues won that 6-0 at a canter. Alvaro Morata wasn’t needed but he has done well in the Premier League this term and he is the 10/11 anytime goalscorer favourite for this one. Three of the last four wins that Chelsea have taken at home over the Gunners have been with a clean sheet and you have a 12/5 price at bet365 on home Chelsea to win to nil. But they haven’t quite looked convincing at the back with just one clean sheet in four played this term in the top flight. Chelsea have scored at least two goals in four of their last six games against Arsenal now in all competitions home and away. Over 2.5 goals at bet365 for this clash on Sunday fetches a price of 3/5. Chelsa would pull out an early six point lead over Arsenal if they bag the home win. Arsenal have had their away day blues already this season having lost at Stoke and Liverpool and the Gunners failed to find the back of the net in either of those fixtures. The Gunners at least got over those back to back defeats in beating Bournemouth at the Emirates last weekend. They had some stresses on Thursday night with their game against Koln in the Europa League having to be delayed because of crowd safety. That won’t have helped them get ready for this. Arsenal have looked defensively frail this season but they, of course, do have their attacking threats through the likes of Alexandre Lacazette and Olivier Giroud who are 6/4 and 2/1 in the anytime goalscorer market respectively. Chelsea and Arsenal met in the Community Shield ahead of the new season and played out a 1-1 draw. Arsenal do have a W2 D1 L1 record in their last four in all competitions against Chelsea. Will the Gunners be able to avoid suffering another away day hit?

Chelsea v Arsenal Betting Odds

Chelsea 3/4, Draw 11/4, Arsenal 7/2

Chelsea v Arsenal Predictions

Chelsea to win: Chelsea have some good momentum going now and they are once again looking positive and confident. They aren’t the tightest at the back though and while the Blues should come out on top, it is worth backing Chelsea to win & both teams to score.

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Chelsea v Karabakh UEFA Champions League Predictions & Betting Odds – 12th September 2017


Chelsea v Karabakh Betting Preview - UEFA Champions League 12th September 7.45pm

Little doubting the favourites in this lopsided looking fixture for Tuesday night. Chelsea will want to come out and put a solid three points in the bag in this one. While it is their easiest game of the group, it is important for them to not take their eye off the ball because waiting in the wings in the group for them are Roma and Atletico Madrid. The Blues can’t afford to drop points in this opener at the Bridge. Land a winning acca of three or more selections on selected competitions and markets and earn up to a 100% win bonus! How? By placing your accumulator with Bet365 as they have a great Euro Soccer Bonus offer! This offer applies to returns on pre-match accumulators of 3 or more selections on Full-Time Result or Result/Both Teams To Score markets for the Premier League, Serie A, Primera Liga, Bundesliga 1 or Champions League. Register an account with the bookmaker and earn a 100% matched deposit bonus from them as well.

Chelsea v Karabakh Betting Tips

Chelsea are back in the UEFA Champions League having missed out last season. They have a comfortable home fixture to ease themselves back into action with as well as they take on Karabakh who are making their debut in the competition. Chelsea will be keen to make a positive impact with much tougher games to come. The Blues have won their group on each of their last three UEFA Champions League campaigns. Back in their last appearance, which was in the 2015/16 season, they made it to the round of sixteen where they were stopped for the second season running by PSG. The Blues lost 2-1 at home against the French side and that defeat snapped a seven match unbeaten streak of form that they were on in Europe (W5 D2). In the bet365 correct score market, the shortest priced options are a 2-0 and a 3-0 win which are up at a price of 9/2. Alvaro Morata has made a great start to his Chelsea career and will be hoping to carry his scoring form over to Europe and he is a 12/5 First Goalscorer favourite at bet365. Morata has scored in each of his last four outings, five goals in all. He has six goals in seven appearances for club and country this term, despite only starting four of those matches. So Chelsea should be in full control in this one and there is a small price of 4/11 on a Chelsea/Chelsea Half Time/Full Time bet as well. They are as short as 4/9 at bet365 to win to nil too. Azerbaijan champions Karabakh have won their domestic league title for the last four seasons and have won all three of their games for the new season there. In the Champions League, they entered at the second qualifying round and they managed to edge their way past Copenhagen in the play off round on away goals. They lost the second leg to the Danish side 2-1 but that has been their only defeat in their last 20 games in all competitions. Before that away loss in Copenhagen, they had won only two of their previous eleven games in Europe (D2 L7). This is a big step forward for them considering that they had never been past the third qualifying round before. They have been in the Europa League group stage for the last three seasons but have never managed to get out of the group there.

Chelsea v Karabakh Betting Odds

Chelsea 1/12, Draw 8/1, Karabakh 28/1

Chelsea v Karabakh Predictions

Chelsea to win: The Premier League champions should ease their way into the competition this season with a win at home over weak challengers. The Blues have started to get into gear and have quality up front in Alvaro Morata to help ease them to the maximum points. A Chelsea 2-0 correct score looks around the right mark.

Leicester v Chelsea Predictions & Betting Odds – 9th September 2017

Leicester v Chelsea Betting Preview - Premier League 9th September 3.00pm There could be plenty of goals flying around this clash at the King Power. Leicester are a good home side and while they have struggled out on the road, they have won their only previous home fixture in the top flight so far this season. Chelsea have responded well after their shocking defeat to Burnley on the opening weekend of the season to post back to back wins. But this could be an uncomfortable afternoon for them against the pace of the Foxes. Online betting site Bet Victor run a fantastic betting product. They host a free-to-play Golden Goal prediction game where, in a selected live televised game (normally the late kick-off in the Premier League on a Sunday), you get a shot at predicting both the scorer and the time of the goal. All customers automatically get a free entry but you can earn up to two more just by betting in their sportsbook. The prize pot will sit at £25,000 per week and it will keep rolling over until somebody lands it. Register an account with online betting site Bet Victor to take part in this and earn yourself a free welcome bonus while you are at it!

Leicester v Chelsea Betting Tips

The Foxes are a decent home side and should put up some kind of challenge in this one. They have lost just one of their last eleven home games in the top flight and they won their only game at the King Power in this season’s campaign. That came in a 2-0 win over Brighton, a comfortable victory it was at that. Their other two games for the season were out on the road at Arsenal and Manchester United and the Foxes lost both of those. Their big strengths are playing on the counter attack at pace and that is something that could well trouble the back line of Chelsea. There should be goals in this fixture and over 2.5 goals at Betvictor returns a price of 9/10 as the two of them played each other three times last season and each of those went over that goal line. The Foxes do not have much home form going against Chelsea, having lost three of their last four on home soil against the Londoners. Both teams to score at Betvictor is a price of 4/5 and Jamie Vardy is a 15/8 option in the anytime goalscorer market for them. After that chastening defeat at Stamford Bridge against Burnley on the opening weekend of the season, Chelsea have recovered very well in taking victories over Spurs and Everton and those were pressure games after what happened to them against the Clarets. Chelsea have scored very well at the King Power in recent visits, with eleven goals netted in their last four visits there across all competitions. Up in the Betvictor correct score market, a Chelsea 2-1 option is a price of 8/1. Alvaro Morata has made a very good start to his Premier League career with Chelsea, although both of his league goals have come at home, and the Spaniard is a price of 21/20 in the anytime goalscorer market for this one. They may get Eden Hazard back for the first time this term after he scored for Belgium on World Cup qualification duty during the international break. Hazard is a price of 8/5 to hit the back of the net. Chelsea haven’t looked at their strongest yet at the back this season and over 2.5 goals has cropped up in two of their three games played. They showed tremendous character in taking that away win at Spurs and they may have to show the same intensity to get out of this trip to the King Power with something.

Leicester v Chelsea Betting Odds

Chelsea 8/11, Draw 11/4, Leicester 7/2

Leicester v Chelsea Predictions

Draw: Chelsea’s back line lacks a certain degree of pace and that will make them vulnerable because Leicester can be lethal on the break. The home side will get enough chances in this one and they can stick in there for a share of the spoils.

Chelsea v Everton Predictions & Betting Odds – 27th August 2017

Chelsea v Everton Betting Preview - Premier League 27th August 1.30pm The Blues responded to their home loss against Burnley on the opening weekend of the new season in some style, by taking an away win at Tottenham last weekend. They showed fight, grit and character to pull that out of the bag and of course, some savvy tactical organisation. Everton come to the Bridge on Sunday and they have had a positive start to the new season as well, but will their Europa League endeavours in midweek take something away from their challenge in this one? The William Hill Super Sub offer is a great way to cover your anytime goalscorer wager on a match. This offer only applies to selected live matches and if the player you have backed in the anytime goalscorer market is substituted and has not scored, then the bet rolls over onto the player who has come on to replace him. If that replacement player scores in the match then you will get paid out at the original price on your initial selection! This is a tremendous promotion from the bookmaker and when you open an account with them you can earn a £20 free bet as a welcome bonus from the bookmaker!

Chelsea v Everton Betting Tips

It will be interesting to see what the Blues have up their sleeve next. They were shambolic on the opening weekend of the season in a home loss against Burnley, but then were tactically brilliantly sound and spirited in their away win at Spurs last weekend. That 2-1 win for the Blues really should have breathed some new life into them. But the question is now, can they follow that up with a good win on home soil against an Everton side which has strengthened significantly over the summer? The Blues romped to a 5-0 home win over the Toffees in last season’s corresponding fixture and they have remained unbeaten on home soil against Everton since a defeat back in November 1994. So you can probably expect goals around in this one and over 2.5 goals at William Hill for 9/10 looks value. In the last two meetings between these at Stamford Bridge, there have been a total of eleven goals. The Blues will want a much better defensive display than in their last home game though. But Everton are a solid side at the moment and five of the last seven meetings in all competitions have seen at least three goals in them. Both teams to score at William Hill is a price of 11/10. In the anytime goalscorer market, Alvaro Morata is 10/11 favourite with Michy Matisyahu at 13/10 for the Blues. Pedro, who came on a sub against Spurs last weekend, scored in both league games against Everton last season and is a 7/4 option. They may have an advantage in that Everton had an extra midweek game in the Europa League. The Toffees have collected four points from their opening two games of the season, so a steady start. They took a 1-0 home win over Stoke and then earned a 1-1 draw at Man City. In the William Hill correct score market, a 1-1 draw is a price of 17/2 with a 1-0 win for Chelsea coming in at 5/1 shortest priced option. They certainly have the look of being able to dig in for a point and will challenge the Blues. Wayne Rooney has scored in both league outings for the Toffees this season and he is a 7/2 anytime goalscorer option. Their attack hasn’t quite clicked as much as was expected but there is great quality there and they could start firing at any moment. But it has been a long, long time since they won at the Bridge and have only scored in one of their last four visits there too.

Chelsea v Everton Betting Odds

Chelsea 2/5, Draw 7/2, Everton 13/2

Chelsea v Everton Predictions

Chelsea to win: The Blues have the winning home from going over Everton and they can continue with that here. That win over Spurs should have done them the power of good and they can bury the nightmare of their loss to Burnley with a win in this one. Chelsea to win & both teams to score.