Chelsea’s revival under Roberto di Matteo will be put to the acid test when they take on Man City at the Etihad, but on current form they look good value at 4.33 with Boylesports to come through with flying colours and bag all three points.
Things have turned around since the sacking of Andres Villas-Boas, and rivals clubs are now beginning to sit up and take note of a Chelsea side filled with renewed vigour and passion.
They defeated Championship club Birmingham in an FA Cup fifth-round replay, before seeing off Stoke City 1-0 in the league, and then beat Napoli 4-1 in the Champions League to seal a thrilling 5-4 aggregate victory and book their place in the last eight.
The Blues also backed up that triumph with a convincing 5-2 win at home to Leicester in the FA Cup quarter-finals and are on a roll.
By stark contrast City have managed to win just one of their last 3 games in all competitions and are now four points adrift of table toppers United.
They also have three key defenders under injury clouds heading into the match, the most significant of which is centre back Vincent Kompany who is unlikely to recover from a calf problem.
Roberto Mancini’s men have looked vulnerable when he is not playing, and his absence would certainly enhance Chelsea’s prospects.
So who is going to get that all important breakthrough and hopefully fire Chelsea to victory?
Well, Frank Lampard is a good starring point as he has scored six goals in his last 10 Premier League games against City.
He is an 11 chance with bet365 and Boylesports to score first, and a rather tasty looking 4 with Paddy Power to net anytime.
Record-signing Fernando Torres is also sure to have gained much needed confidence after ending his 24-match goal drought by with a brace against Leicester and is a 9 chance with Boylesports to bet the opener.
However to me the best bet has to be Lampard to score anytime at the odds on offer, and I fancy him to help Chelsea register a 2-1 victory at odds of 15 with Betfred.