Blues face tough Welsh test: The Odds

Chelsea face a potentially tough away game at Swansea this weekend, but still look worthy odds-on favourites at 1.8 with Betfred and Paddy Power to get the job done and maintain their position at the top of the table.
The Blues gained revenge for their controversial defeat at the hands of Manchester United when beating them in the Capital One Cup in midweek, and their attacking play has been of the highest order.
It is going to have to be again to beat Swansea, who have lost just one of the last eight Premier League games at the Liberty Stadium (W4 D3 L1) and put in a solid effort when beating Liverpool in the Capital One Cup.
However the stats reveal that they have never won a Premier League game in November (D2 L1) – or even scored a goal – and an on-song Chelsea should be able to secure all three points.
Roberto Di Matteo’s side continue to miss John Terry at the back but with Eden Hazard, Oscar and Juan Mata pulling the strings in midfield, they’re capable of scoring plenty of goals regardless of the opposition.
They have won four and lost just one of their last eight Premier League away games, and there are a couple of players who catch the eye in the goalscorer markets.
Juan Mata has scored four goals in his last five league appearances and if he makes the starting XI after playing for 120 minutes midweek would be of obvious interest at 9 with bet365 to score the opener and at 3.2 with the same firm to net anytime.
However it is possible he will be rested before Wednesday’s crucial Champions League tie with Shakhtar Donetsk, and if he is the Ramires could well start.
He has scored in three of his last six games and that makes him look massively overpriced at 6 with Boylesports to get on the scoresheet during the 90 minutes.
You can also get 17 with bet365 about him scoring first and that has to be worth a small punt.
I fancy Chelsea to win this without conceding, and they 3.2 chances with Paddy Power to do so.
If your playing in the correct score market, 2-0 is my idea of the outcome and that is a 9.5 chance with bet365.


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