Chelsea FC are an English Premier League team who play their home games at Stamford Bridge, and who despite an extremely poor season in 2015/16, are one of the favorites for the league title this season. Since the 2004/05 season Chelsea have won the Premier League on three occasions, won the FA Cup four times, the League Cup three times, the Europa League, and the Champions League. However, last season was a massive disappointment, and saw Chelsea finish 10th in the league.
Chelsea missed out on European football for the first time in several seasons, a fact that ultimately cost Jose Mourinho his job.
Despite having an embarrassment of riches in their squad, Chelsea had one of their worst starts to a season in their history, and were flirting with the relegation places in the early stages of the season.
Eventually, billionaire owner Roman Abramovich sacked manager Jose Mourinho, and appointed Gus Hiddink on a temporary basis.
Under Hiddink, Chelsea began to find their form once again and they began climbing up the league table, eventually finishing a disappointing 10th. The poor start to the season cost Chelsea dearly, and they cannot afford to make the same mistakes in this upcoming campaign.
Chelsea have a new manager in Antonio Conte, the Italian guru has already said that Chelsea will challenge for the title this season, and bookmaker believe him, pricing a Chelsea title win at +600 joint third favorites.
Conte has been given a huge budget to rebuild Chelsea and return the club back to its glory days. Do you think he can do this? Will you be betting money on it happening?
Chelsea Next Regular Season Game
Take a look at who Chelsea play in their next regular season game, and see what odds you can have on them winning all three points.
Chelsea Game Schedule
This section has the calendar widget displaying the full Chelsea game schedule, use it to plan your Chelsea betting action this season.
What Are The Current Chelsea Standings
Being joint third favorites for the title, bookmakers expect Chelsea to compete for a top four spot in this season’s league. Take a look at the current Chelsea standings below.
Chelsea Online Betting Tips
While I personally believe the Premier League title is out of the reach of Chelsea this season, bookies price them at +600 joint third favorites with Arsenal to do exactly that.
With Chelsea not being in European competition this season, they will find it difficult to attract the world’s best players, something both Manchester United and Man City, and Arsenal can do, giving them a distinct advantage over the Blues.
Stay clear of betting on Chelsea finishing in the top six because those odds are a tiny -625, while a top four finish is also short at -175. I will be staying away from all season-long bets, and focussing instead on Chelsea’s individual games.
The only season-long bet I may look at is Michy Batshuayi being the top scorer at odds of +2000 although it is a long shot. The 22-year-old new signing has a record that is better than one goal in three so he should find the back of the net regularly.
Those of you who like the over 2.5 goals market should like Chelsea because 24 of their 38 games ended this way. In fact, 112 goals were scored during Chelsea’s games, the fourth highest total last season.
The reason Chelsea struggled last season was their poor home form that saw them end 5-5-9. They simply have to win more than five home games this season, plus they need to not draw a staggering 14 games this term either.
Look out for Chelsea in both the FA Cup and League Cup competitions because with them not playing in Europe, they are likely to field almost full-strength teams for these competitions, unlike many of their Premier League rivals.
Overall, Chelsea have almost unrivalled spending power, and they are likely to add more players to their squad throughout the season, regardless of them challenging for honors or not.
Where To Bet On Chelsea Online