A 2-1, first-leg defeat at Paris St Germain wouldn’t have been a disaster for Chelsea, but Javier Pastore’s last-gasp strike that made the score 3-1 to the Ligue 1 outfit has given Jose Mourinho’s a mountain to climb in terms of qualification for the Champions League semi-finals.
Coral quote the Blues at as high as 3/1 to turn things around at Stamford Bridge to reach the last four and it looks a big ask, despite the absence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the visitors.
The hosts however, are BetVictor’s odds-on favourites at 17/20 to prevail on the night, which looks about right but a combination of their lack of firepower and the danger their opponents pose on the break, suggests Chelsea will come up short overall.
Elsewhere, Eden Hazard catches the eye at 12/5 courtesy of 888Sport to find the net at any time but ultimately this is a tough clash to call and punters would be well-advised to tread carefully.
Chelsea to beat PSG by a one-goal margin – 14/5 (Ladbrokes)