Having watched the earlier showdown between title rivals Liverpool and Man City with interest, Chelsea head to Swansea seeking to keep their own hopes of clinching top spot alive and the Blues are 5/6 at bet365 to emerge victorious at the Liberty Stadium.
The Blues deserve their favourites tag against a Swans team, Stan James’s 19/5 outsiders, that has managed just one win in eight league outings.
Nevertheless, the South Wales outfit are the top flight’s joint fifth-highest home scorers so it looks like a fixture in which both teams will find the net (5/6, Stan James), an outcome that can be combined with an away victory at 29/10 with BetVictor.
More accurately, William Hill post 16/1 against a 3-1 triumph for Jose Mourinho’s side, still on a high after their Champions League heroics and they’re 9/5 (Winner.com) to lead at the end of each half.
Eden Hazard’s injury-enforced absence is a blow for the visitors and indeed it might discourage one or two punters from backing an emphatic away win, however, Garry Monk’s back four has hardly been flush with clean sheets of late so the Blues should prevail relatively comfortably. They’re 21/10 in bet365′s handicaps, when starting a goal in arrears.
Chelsea (-1) to beat Swansea – 21/10 (bet365)