No way Jose, Chelsea need a win
JOSE Mourinho faces a must win Premier League match again this weekend when his Chelsea side face the tough trip to the Britannia Stadium to take on Stoke.
A visit to the Potteries is always a tough place to go and get a win but, to go there without the “special one” who will be calling the shots from the Travelodge around the corner whilst serving a one match stadium ban after his antics at West Ham a fortnight ago, is even tougher.
BetBright don’t believe that will be a factor though, in fact you good say that half the Chelsea dressing will be delighted with the FA’s decision and were hoping they could extend the ban and they are just 11/10 to win this one.
They did get back to winning ways in the Champions League 2-1 success over Dynamo Kiev, but they left it very late and with just two wins in their last nine matches they have to do a lot more to convince me that they are worth carrying my readies just yet.
Last month The Blues where dumped out of the Capital One Cup on penalties in Stoke and the 57/20 with BetBright on the home side, well that might tempt a few in.
Mark Hughes’ will be keen to beat his former club, but there form at home has been surprisingly poor with just one win in their five matches at the Britannia.
They’ve now failed to win in the last three and were the coupon busters in their last Premier League home match losing 2-0 at home to Watford and I just couldn’t bring myself to back them either.
The home side do raise their game against the big-boys and I can see them putting in a big performance and with doubts about the form of both the draw at the 5/2 with BetBright that has to be the best bet.
This is a tricky one for goals markets backers as these two sides have different goalscoring fortunes in their recent games.
In Chelsea’s last 10 matches eight of them have seen both teams scoring and Blues’ fans might want to back that at Betbright’s 5/6, I don’t.
I like under 2.5 goals at 7/10 as I can see goals being at a premium.
Under 2.5 goals has been a winner in seven of the last eight Stoke matches and I can see Chelsea going back to the olds days of grinding out results in matches like this.
The last time I fancied a Premier League match to be goalless in one of my BetBright previews it ended in an EIGHT goal thriller, not good.
The weather is expected to be wet, windy and horrible (pretty standard for Stoke and I can’t see the Chelsea fancy dans fancying that much and in those conditions it’s worth another chance on no goalscorer in this one at a very tasty 29/4 with BetBright.
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