Chelsea predictions with latest odds and stats
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- Average Odds: 2.01
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The Blues finished the 2018/19 campaign in third place which can be considered quite a success for the Stamford Bridge-based club. Despite securing their place in the Champions League, Chelsea did not live up to expectations.
A managerial change followed with club legend Frank Lampard taking over at a difficult time. With a transfer ban around their neck, the Blues dived into the 2019/20 season as huge underdogs to get in the title tussle. Top 4 finish in the Premier League is the most likely outcome Blues will aspire to. Similarly, the biggest bookmakers are offering 1.25 betting odds on Lampard’s lad to end the campaign as one of the four best clubs in the country.
As far as the Champions League odds go, Chelsea stand at 34.00 odds and do not stand a real chance against the likes of Man City, Barcelona or reigning European champions Liverpool.
Chelsea Key Players
If you were to ask the question a year ago, Eden Hazard would be the obvious answer to ‘Who is Chelsea key player?’. The Belgian left in the summer of 2019, moving to Real Madrid and leaving Chelsea short of options. Frank Lampard has been tasked with a gargantuan challenge of finding the new leader on the pitch.
Former Borussia Dortmund star Christian Pulisic is arguably the most notable man in the squad. However, two young lads could cause plenty of waves. Namely, with Chelsea banned from signing new players, Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount – as academy products – will be under the spotlight for the most of the campaign.
Interestingly, English football fans widely consider Chelsea to be the most hated club in the country. Reason for that is quite simple, knowing that Blues were the first English club to go through a stellar rise fuelled by foreign funds.
Through their entire history – and no the most recent ones – Chelsea have had a couple of fierce rivalries, dating back to as early as the 1930s. It was during these early days that Arsenal and Chelsea, as two clubs from the capital, began to go head-to-head in heated encounters. Moreover, recent surveys reveal the majority of Chelsea fans consider Arsenal to be their biggest rival.
Furthermore, the West London Derby is a game which used to attract great attention. It’s a derby played between Chelsea, Fulham, Brentford and QPR, all of whom are from West London. The Blues moved away from this fiercely-contested affair by taking it up a notch compared to these lower-ranked clubs but memories remain.
Leeds United and Manchester United are also two teams Chelsea fans consider their main rivals. With all three clubs taking different paths and enduring contrasting fortunes, the hatred and rivalry tend to die down and reignite depending on the circumstance.
The London-based giants were founded in 1905. The Blues boast 6 top-flight titles, first of which arrived in 1955. Chelsea play their home games at a 40,800-seat stadium called Stamford Bridge. This club had a fair share of ups and downs with the late 1970s and 1980s being arguably the most difficult period.
Chelsea enjoyed a revival during the 199s, whereas the proper renaissance started with the arrival of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. Under his reign, Chelsea won all of the remaining five league titles. The Blues also climbed the top of Europe in 2011/12 when they lifted the Champions League trophy.
Blue is the colour they’ve worn since inception and their nickname is great testament to the colour which signifies stability, intelligence, tranquillity and calmness. These traits, however, are not exactly the way to describe Chelsea and particularly their owner who is notorious for having an itchy finger on the trigger when it comes to firing managers.