In one of the biggest FA Cup shocks seen in recent years, Chelsea let slip a 2-0 lead against League One Bradford City to lose 4-2 and throw away any chance they had of a historic quadruple.
Jose Mourinho was rightly embarrassed by the result and will undoubtedly have let his players know how he felt but the Blues boss will also have reminded his side that they have an almost immediate chance for redemption as they face Liverpool for a chance to go to Wembley in the Capital One Cup.
The first leg at Anfield finished one-apiece, a result that was far better for Chelsea than the Reds and with the second showdown taking place on their own patch, the Blues are just 1/3 (Skybet) to finish the job.
Victory on the night for Mourinho’s wounded side is a 13/20 chance with BetVictor but having been the better team on Merseyside, the visitors can at least make life difficult for the home side.
BetVictor’s 29/10 about a Blues win by one isn’t without appeal then and as it looks likely that both teams will score (5/6, Ladbrokes) given that Brendan Rodgers’s troops have tended to find the net at Stamford Bridge in recent meetings, punters risking a few quid on a 2-1 Chelsea triumph at 15/2 via Betfred could be rewarded.
Chelsea to win 2-1 – 15/2 (Betfred)