Chelsea predictions with latest odds and stats
- Number of Bets: 52
- Winning Bets: 30
- Average Odds: 2.13
- Overall Stake : 393
- Profit: 446.04
- Yield: 13.5 %
Chelsea betting (2020 updated)
The Blues were in for a rough start the last season. However, coming off from a transfer ban they managed to pull together for a 4th place finish. The fact that they lost 3rd place to Manchester United due to goal difference was somewhat painful, but it was all anyone could expect from them.
At 1.50 odds for a Top 4 Finish, it’s clear that almost everyone agrees that Chelsea belongs near the top. The question is whether they’ll be able to outdo the previous season’s results. A runner-up position seems distant but attainable, unlike the 15.00 To Win Outright odds. However, diehard fans may have a few reasons to be hopeful. Pundits are already calling the 2019/20 season a “transitional period” for the club, and we can expect a sharp improvement in performance this time around. That being said, expecting a title seems overly optimistic.
Chelsea Key Players
The problem with making Chelsea predictions is that their current squad is fairly unproven. Large changes were expected over the summer due to the previously mentioned transfer ban, and boy did Lampard deliver. With upwards of €170 million spent on acquiring a fresh squad, the Blues’ key players may be vastly different than they were last year.
To start off, they have a duo of forwards fresh from the Bundesliga – Leverkusen's Kai Havertz and Leipzig’s Timo Werner are sure to bring quite a wallop. On the other hand, scoring wasn’t Chelsea’s problem last year. With 54 conceded goals total, they had the worst concession rate out the Premier League’s 10 best-placed clubs.
This raises some questions about the current squad’s defensive ability. The major change to the back line’s lineup is the arrival of Ben Chilwell as a full-back and former PSG superstar defender Thiago Silva. Hopefully, shoring up the Blues’ defences will be addressed with the arrival of these two players.
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.
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