Chelsea face difficult back-to-back Premier League games away at Reading and Newcastle United over the next six days, matches that they should be favourites with bookmakers to win but also the type of matches that they’ve recently slipped up in. Chelsea will need to put their sorry cup performances behind them and buckle up as they make a final assault at the Manchester death grip at the top of the league table.
In truth, Chelsea are still one of the safest bets you can make in the Premier League, with only United and City getting lower odds for away wins. In addition the club’s away form hasn’t actually been too bad with a current record of seven wins, two draws and two defeats. Should Chelsea beat Reading on Wednesday night in the first of those away games, they will move onto the same away record as current league leaders Manchester United. Backing that up with a win away at Newcastle United will give Chelsea some momentum as they look to push United and Manchester City hard in the run up to the all important month of May.
Chelsea should be a sure bet for winning against Reading on Wednesday by a 2-3 goal margin as the Premier League strugglers have dropped points in eight home matches so far this season, winning only three games. Combine that with Chelsea’s strong away defensive records having conceded only 11 goals and they should be confident as Reading have conceded a high number of goals in home games against the biggest sides this season; four against Manchester United and five against Arsenal.
Betting on the Newcastle game is a more difficult proposition – Newcastle have five victories and six defeats at home this season with a single draw sandwiched in between. Newcastle’s French revolution is in full swing, the club having signed a fair number of new players (mostly French) this January which makes it even more difficult to predict how the team will perform.
However, Chelsea won the reverse of that match 2-0 at the Bridge which will give the team a bit of confidence going into the game. An attack which has scored 21 goals on the road should be able to get the side over the line, and Chelsea would be good bets for tough 2-1 win at St James’ Park.
Winning the two away games will give Chelsea hope in their title push – where they are 6 points behind City in second place and 11 points behind United in first. However, Chelsea seem to have self-sabotaged enough times in the last couple of seasons that you can’t always back them to do the right thing.
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If you’re more of a staunch realist though and you don’t want to shirk away from the ensuing battle then take a look at the above preview and check the latest transfers for each team before logging into your favourite online bookies. Hopefully it will help you make more money, although who wouldn’t lose a bet this year just to see Chelsea get a clear shot at the title?
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