Many fans were sceptical upon the arrival of the Italian Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge this year. The Blues were marked as the 4th favourite to win the Premier League this year. We see them sitting second in the table a point behind Liverpool after eleven rounds played, with an amazing series of results in October. BettingTips4you.com have provided to us their view ahead of the International break.
Two consecutive losses to Liverpool ( 1–2 ) and Arsenal ( 3–0 ) have definitely shaken the Chelsea’s locker room, but obviously Conte has found the way to inspire the squad. Chelsea are currently on an amazing streak of five consecutive victories, without conceding one single goal ( 16-0 goal difference ), so 16/5 odds for The Blues to win the league are not surprising anyone. Demolishing Manchester United, Leicester City and Southampton within one month is definitely representing big achievement
Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante have been playing on a very high level lately, definitely being one of the biggest candidates for MVP October award.
Chelsea’s campaign will continue on 20th November, as we are entering a week for the international matches. They will be visiting Riverside Stadium and face Middlesborough, team which managed to shock the crowd at The Etihad Stadium last week and snatch one point from Manchester City. As expected, they were awarded the role of the underdogs against Chelsea, currently priced at 13/2, while the chances for The Blues have been somewhat better ( 4/7 ).
Previous head to head clashes at The Riverside were not so great for Chelsea; they have won only 12 out of 46 duels played there, while the hosts have left the pitch in a victorious fashion in 20 occasions. There is no doubt we are going to witness another entertaining match, hopefully full of goals.