Chelsea chop and change leaves markets nervous

Rafa Benitez
Rafa Benitez

Roberto di Matteo’s departure has led to market movements ahead of Chelsea’s Sunday clash with Man City.

Punters are also wondering when the Blues will register their next win.

Upcoming league games versus Manchester City, Fulham and West Ham will be followed by FC Nordsjaelland in the Champions League and Boylesports are offering 13/2 that Chelsea do not get a win in the League before that Champions League encounter.

For those who take a more positive view of Rafa Benitez’s appointment as the Blues’ interim boss, Ireland’s largest independent bookmaker is offering 5/1 that Chelsea win all of their next three Premier League games, and 8/11 that they do not lose any of them.

Chelsea are currently 9/2 to land the Premier League title this season behind 11/8 joint-favourites Manchester City and Manchester United. They are 1/20 to achieve a top-4 finish.

In Sunday’s Premier League encounter, Boylesports have eased Chelsea to 8/5, while Man City have been trimmed to 13/8 with the draw on offer at 23/10.

Leon Blanche, head of PR at Boylesports, commented: “Chelsea are in a mini-crisis. With no wins in four league games and just one clean sheet in their last 12 games in all competitions, their season is in danger of falling apart.”

He added: “Punters are latching on to this and all of the interest ahead of Sunday’s clash is currently for Man City.”

Boylesports Chelsea prices:
Chelsea to win all of their next three Premier League games (Man City, Fulham, West Ham), 5/1

Chelsea to remain unbeaten in their next three Premier League matches, 8/11

Chelsea not to win any of their next three Premier League matches, 13/2

Boylesports Premier League outright betting:
Man City 11/8
Man Utd 11/8
Chelsea 9/2
Arsenal 40/1
Liverpool 125/1
Everton 125/1
Spurs 150/1


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