A last-gasp David Luiz strike helped Chelsea to edge out Basel 2-1 in the first leg of the pair’s Europa League semi-final contest and with the Blues enjoying home advantage in the second game, it’s almost a case of ‘job done’ for Rafa Benitez’s men.
While there’s no room for complacency where Chelsea are concerned – after all Basel showed in both legs against Spurs that they’re a threat going forward – the Blues, William Hill’s 1/2 favourites on the night, should have too much in attack themselves to end up in any jeopardy.
Indeed, Benitez’s charges aren’t a bad bet at 15/8 courtesy of Stan James to notch at least three times at Stamford Bridge, where a 3-1 Chelsea triumph is perhaps worth a speculative wager at 12/1 via BetVictor.
The same firm offers 19/10 about the clash producing at least four goals while Victor Moses, who has found the net in his last three Europa League appearances, is a generous 8/1 at William Hill to break the deadlock and Ladbrokes make him 12/5 to strike at any time.
In the evening’s other encounter, Benfica are 1-0 down after the first leg against Fenerbahce but back on their own patch the Portuguese outfit look solid value at even money (Coral) to turn things around and reach the final.