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Leicester City V Chelsea: Match Preview, Predicted XI And Betting Odds

Andreas Christensen & Maurizio Sarri

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri will likely use this game to give some squad players a chance to play with the Blues effectively having nothing to play for. They have already guaranteed a top-four finish and the only real incentive is to the finish ahead of Tottenham in third position. However, the club’s injury situation will …

Chelsea’s Predicted Line Up To Face Frankfurt: Kante Out And Emerson In For Alonso

Chelsea have a crucial away goal heading into tonight’s game against Eintracht Frankfurt at Stamford Bridge. For that reason, I believe manager Maurizio Sarri may opt for Emerson Palmieri ahead of Marcos Alonso for this match to keep a clean sheet. The rest of the back four pretty much picks itself with Gary Cahill (Achilles) …

Chelsea V Watford: Preview, Predicted XI And Betting Odds

Gary Cahill Hudson-Odoi Handshake

Chelsea know that two wins from two will secure them a place in next season’s Champions League, but Sunday’s game against Watford will be a stern test. The Hornets may be thinking ahead to their FA Cup final appearance against Manchester City later this month but they haven’t taken their eye off the ball since …

Chelsea V Burnley – Team News, Predicted XI And Betting Odds

Eden Hazard

Chelsea did progress against Slavia Prague in the Europa League on Thursday but their poor second half showing has become part of a trend that is concerning manager Maurizio Sarri. The Blues will get an extra day’s rest with their next game on Monday night, but it also means they will be playing catch-up with …

Liverpool V Chelsea – Team News, Predicted XI And Betting Odds

With Chelsea keen to stay in the race for a top-four place, next Sunday’s game against Liverpool looks set to be a crucial fixture in both team’s seasons. The Reds will go into the match with title rivals Manchester City having played earlier in the afternoon so they may find themselves in second place at …

Cardiff City V Chelsea – Team News And Predicted XI Plus Betting Odds

The pressure is right back on Maurizio Sarri after Chelsea’s 2-0 defeat to Everton. The international break may have given the Italian some breathing room, but anything other than a win against Cardiff on Sunday will be unacceptable to Blues fans. The Bluebirds have been inconsistent in recent games with wins against Southampton and West …

Everton V Chelsea – Match Preview And Predicted XI Plus Betting Odds

After making it through to the Europa League quarter-finals last night, Chelsea will want to get back on track in the race for the top four. The draw at home to Wolves was a disappointing performance and Maurizio Sarri will be keen for a much-improved display in the final third of the pitch. Eden Hazard, …

Chelsea V Wolves – Match Preview, Predicted XI And Betting Odds

After a comfortable victory against Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League on Thursday night, Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri will be keen to keep up the momentum against Wolves this weekend. The Midlands club returned to form with a 2-0 win over Cardiff last week, but the Blues will be confident of getting the three points …

Fulham V Chelsea – Team News and Predicted XI Plus Betting Odds

Chelsea will have been boosted by their win over Tottenham on Wednesday night, allowing speculation over Maurizio Sarri’s future to die down for now, at least. The Blues have not won away from home in the league since the 1-0 win at Crystal Palace in late December. They will want to put that right when …

Chelsea V Manchester City – Carabao Cup Final Preview, Predicted XI And Betting Odds

Manager Maurizio Sarri’s future will likely be determined by the result in the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City on Sunday. The Italian is under huge pressure after recent results, with the win against Malmo last night unlikely to persuade many to change their opinions. Sarri may have to do without first-choice goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga …

Manchester City V Chelsea Match Preview, Predicted XI And Betting Odds

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri will want to build on the 5-0 win over Huddersfield Town last week with a good display at the Etihad. The Blues have wilted in key away games against Tottenham and Arsenal this campaign, and they will want to put that right on Sunday. City will be heading into the match …

Chelsea’s Europa League Odds Look Way Too Short

Most Chelsea fans need no explanation as to the pitfalls of taking the Europa League too seriously or not seriously enough at this stage of the season. Everyone expects there to be a dash of experimentation, a chance to both give youth a chance and players a rest when drawn against sides like Malmo. Sure, …

Chelsea V Huddersfield Team News and Predicted XI Plus Betting Odds

Mauricio Sarri on the sideline

Manager Maurizio Sarri will want to rectify things as soon as possible after an atrocious second-half display in the 4-0 defeat to Bournemouth on Wednesday. The Chelsea boss should have a perfect game to get back on track with a home match against bottom of the table Huddersfield Town. New Terriers head coach Jan Siewert …

Chelsea V Sheffield Wednesday – FA Cup Fourth Round Team News And Predicted XI Plus Betting Odds

Gonzalo Higuain

Chelsea will be buoyed by their penalty shootout success against Tottenham in the Carabao Cup and will head into the FA Cup tie against Sheffield Wednesday with renewed confidence. Manager Maurizio Sarri had questioned his players’ motivation prior to last night’s win but the team responded with a very good display. The Blues boss will …

Chelsea V Newcastle Team News And Predicted XI Plus Betting Odds

Chelsea were unfortunate to lose in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final against Tottenham midweek and will be looking to recover by getting a win against Newcastle on Saturday. The Blues will be sweating over the fitness of striker Alvaro Morata. The 26-year-old missed the defeat to Spurs with a hamstring injury after scoring …

Chelsea V Notts Forest – FA Cup Third Round Preview, Predicted XI And Betting Odds

Chelsea will want to recover quickly from a disappointing 0-0 draw against Southampton on Wednesday evening. Maurizio Sarri’s men couldn’t break down a stubborn Saints side, and they’ll likely have to play against a Nottingham Forest team tomorrow who will try and do the same thing. The Blues will still be without Olivier Giroud. The …

Chelsea V Southampton Team News, Predicted XI And Betting Odds

Chelsea are down to the bare bones in their first-team squad after a succession of injuries over the festive period. Manager Maurizio Sarri highlighted the issue after the 1-0 win against Crystal Palace at the weekend stating the Blues are “in trouble.” Callum Hudson-Odoi and Pedro are both missing due to hamstring injuries. Cesc Fabregas …

Crystal Palace V Chelsea Preview and Predicted XI Plus Betting Odds

Andreas Christensen

Chelsea will be keen to build on their 2-1 win over Watford on Boxing Day, but a trip to Selhurst Park will be another test of their resilience. Manager Maurizio Sarri will be without at least three first-team players. Pedro had to be subbed on Wednesday with a hamstring injury and is unlikely to feature …