Chelsea vs Latics: The Odds

Chelsea are 1.25 shots to beat Wigan, and the stats suggest that they will to just that.

The Blues have won 10 and lost just one of their 13 Premier League meetings with the Latics, and registered their record league win over them when they won 8-0 back in May 2010.

The visitors have never managed to keep a clean sheet against them in the league, and have lost five and won none of their last six visits to the Bridge.

Roberto Martinez’s side have also lost 14 of their last 15 trips to London, conceding 46 goals in the process.

Those are grim stats, especially when you throw in the fact that Chelsea have lost just one of their last nine PL games (W5 D3 L1) and kept three clean sheets in a row at home.

They also come into the game on the back of booking their place in the semi-final of the Champions League after beating Benfica in midweek, despite the fact that they were not at their best when winning the second leg 2-1 to go through 3-1 on aggregate.

So despite the fact that Wigan come into this having picked up 8 points from their last four games it’s hard to see anything other than a win for Chelsea who have been transformed since Roberto Di Matteo took over.

I think that the Blues will win this without reply, and they look a decent punt at even money (2) with bet365 and Paddy Power to win to nil.

My idea of the outcome is a 2-0 victory, and that scoreline is a 5.5 chance with bet365 and Betfred.

In the first goalscorer market the two that appeal most are Sturridge at 5.5 with Paddy Power and Ramires at 10 with Betfred and Boylesports.

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