Chelsea v Stoke Tips & Betting PreviewEnglish Premier League, Football Betting Tips
After a bright start to the season, which saw Chelsea take maximum points from their opening three matches, Roberto Di Matteo’s side have stuttered over the past week.
A disappointing 0-0 draw with south west London rivals Queens Park Rangers was followed by allowing a two goal lead to slip at home to Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday.
However, the Blues still sit atop the Premier League and Saturday’s opponents Stoke are yet to win and are in 12th position.
That being said Stoke are priced extortionately at 8/1 for a side that has taken points of both Manchester City and Arsenal already this campaign.
Chelsea look vulnerable at the moment and their defence, namely John Terry, are culpable of adjectives such as porous. Also worrying for the Champions League holders is Fernando Torres’ return to anonymity.
New boy Oscar (pictured) made a stunning start to his Stamford Bridge career against Juventus, scoring both of Chelsea’s goals, but the Brazilian is the slightest of frames – the kind of physique Tony Pulis’ teams are renowned for neutralising with merciful tactics.
For those not brave enough to take on the Potters at 8s then they can still be got at a great price of 6/1 in the draw-no-bet market.
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Stoke draw-no-bet @ 6/1 with Betfred (1pt)
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