Chelsea missed out on a trip to Wembley in midweek, losing out in the Capital One Cup semi-final across two legs against Swansea but if they can steer clear of skirmishes with the Brentford ball boys, the Blues should overcome the Bees to ensure they remain in with a shout of getting to the national stadium in the FA Cup.
Betfred price Rafa Benitez’s troops at 3/10 to get through to the fifth round at the first attempt and that looks a safe bet despite the hosts’ strength at Griffin Park.
Chelsea have been playing well on the road and indeed in the last round they hammered Southampton 5-1 at the St Mary’s Stadium. Moreover, the Blues might feel they have a point to prove after Wednesday’s debacle in South Wales so it’s easy to see them running out comfortable winners in this one.
Demba Ba is just 3/1 via Coral to break the deadlock and that’s not surprising when you consider he struck twice in round three. However, the man to follow in the first scorer market is arguably Frank Lampard.
The veteran midfielder has bagged four goals in his last four away matches and can reward punters in this contest, at odds of 6/1 courtesy of Betfred.
Frank Lampard to score first – 6/1 (Betfred)