Having won 5-1 at Southampton in the FA Cup recently Chelsea deserve to be favourites for the pair’s Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge but as the Blues have lost their last couple on their own patch when kicking-off as long odds-on favourites, they’re hard to recommend at just 1/4 with Betfred ahead of this one.
Punters confident that Rafa Benitez’s men will emerge victorious can back them at 8/11 in Stan James’ handicaps, where they start a goal in arrears and for the more ambitious BetVictor post 11/1 against a 3-1 Chelsea triumph.
However, although the Blues are hard to oppose, Saints can get on the scoresheet and it could be worth taking a gamble on striker Rickie Lambert finding the net. The visiting front man has struck in four of his side’s last five away matches, including Saturday’s victory at Aston Villa and he’s a tasty 4/1 (Skybet) to add to his total at any point in this clash.
Rickie Lambert to score at any time – 4/1 (Skybet)