| Betting Odds On
Chelseas Chances Of Winning The FA Cup And Qualifying For The Knockout
Round Of The Champions League
|Premier League side
Chelsea have been drawn
against Nottingham Forest for the third round of the FA Cup, with Frank
Lampards men poised to begin their campaign in January after what will be
a busy domestic period in the top flight.
Despite hitting a bit of a
slump prior to Wednesdays win over Aston Villa, the Blues have certainly
exceeded expectations under Lampard this season and theyre now thought to
be a lock for the top four, although Jose Mourinhos Spurs could possibly
make things a bit difficult if they slip up.
Chelsea are currently
banned from making transfers, a sanction that could be lifted in the coming
days following an appeal hearing. Theyre also headed by a manager
whos only just getting his feel of what its like working in the
Premier League after completing his first year as a head coach at Derby last
The Premier League title looks to be Liverpools at the
moment; the Anfield side have opened up an eight-point gap at the top of the
standings after their win against Everton on Wednesday, while the Blues have
already been knocked out of the Carabao Cup. They certainly arent
favoured to win the Champions League and arent even sure of qualification
for the knockout stages as thats set to go down to the wire in what will
be a deciding fixture against Lille next Tuesday.
The FA Cup remains
Chelseas only realistic avenue for silverware this term and theyre
thought to have a good enough chance by the bookies. The Stamford Bridge outfit
have been attached to odds of 8/1 by Bet365 but you could get a slightly better
bet with Betvictor, who are offering 9/1 on that front.
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Manchester City are the current favourites to win the FA Cup at
3/1 with Skybet while the Reds are also right up there at 11/2 with Ladbrokes.
Mourinhos Tottenham are 7/1 with William Hill.
Skybet also have
offers as it pertains to who the four semi-finalists will be.
Arsenal/Chelsea/Manchester City/Tottenham is 66/1 at the moment but there are
several other combinations to bet on.
You could get 80/1 on
Chelsea/Manchester City/Manchester United/ Tottenham while theres 100/1
going on Chelsea/Manchester City/Tottenham/West Ham and Chelsea/Manchester
As for the Blues UCL chances,
theyre 2/11 favourites over Lille with Bet365, who have 12/1 odds on
offer on a win for the French side and 6/1 on a draw. Theyre only 10/3 to
win their Group H bracket with Ladbrokes, though, with Ajax thought to be the
side best positioned to win it at 4/7 with William Hill and Valencia at 3/1
The bookies have Ajax and Chelsea as the favourites for
qualification at 1/8 and 1/7 respectively.
If youre impressed
enough by Lampards young Blues side to want to bet on them, there are
interesting odds going around on the two aforementioned competitions. You could
also back them to finish in the Premier leagues top four with a 4/11 bet
from Paddy Power.