Seeley’s Selections – Leicester v ChelseaStats
Leicester v Chelsea
We nailed the no goalscorer in the Arsenal v Chelsea game at the weekend and the Blues are back on our TV screens on Wednesday night when the travel to lowly Leicester and I’m expecting more of the same.
Since we were paid out by BoyleSports on Sunday’s 0-0 draw, there has been a massive public backlash into the way that Chelsea have won the title, but if they followed my advice they would have had no complaints.
Jose Mourinho has been given the perfect opportunity to answer those critics by putting on a display in this one against a team struggling at the foot of the division, do you think he will? Not a chance.
“The Special One” has made a career in winning ugly and he will do exactly the same again in this one, which has seen him win titles and Champions Leagues around Europe. The Blues are 7/10 with BoyleSports to get the win, but why do they have to?
They’ve won the league and after a long hard season that has seen them win the Capital One Cup and progress to the knock-out stages of the Champions League, they are just putting in some typical end of season displays.
Diego Costa may be back and if the Spanish international starts, it might be a different story as on a personal level he still wants to be top Premier League scorer, but I expect him to start on the bench and Chelsea not to feature a striker in their starting XI.
Leicester are the in-form team in the country and if they win this, it will be their fifth successive victory and the first time they’ve ever achieved that in the top flight. The Foxes are 19/4 to make history with BoyleSports on Wednesday night, but with talk of Nigel Pearson resting key players ahead of the more vital relegation clash with Newcastle at the weekend, I would wait until I saw the team news before contemplating a bet.
I really like the draw again which will suit both sides at BoyleSports’ 14/5. It really is the only sensible way to have a wager in the match markets with major doubts about the two starting line-ups.
Eight of Chelsea’s last 10 domestic games have featured under 2.5 goals and that really does look the best bet in the game for the big hitters at the 10/11 with BoyleSports.
Under 1.5 goal has been a winner in the last three Blues games and the 11/4 on that again, however daft it looks, isn’t the worst bet either with BoyleSports.
All the criticism on Mourinho to entertain I believe will have the opposite effect, and he will do what he has done for years and try to win games ugly, but on this occasion he might have to draw games ugly and I’m expecting another dull one at 17/2 with BoyleSports on no goalscorer looks a bet again.
Draw @ 14/5
Under 2.5 Goals @ 10/11
Under 1.5 Goals @ 11/4
No Goalscorer @ 17/2