It’s been a great start to the year already with 16/1 and 15/2 winners, and I’m looking to this League Cup semi-final for some more cash boosts.
Arsenal are going to be like a wounded animal when they head to Chelsea on Wednesday night after being dumped out of the FA Cup by impressive Championship outfit Nottingham Forest.
Chelsea also stuttered against Championship opposition, drawing 0-0 draw at Norwich, but at least they have a home replay to try to progress.
With both sides just two games from a Wembley final in this competition they are likely to play fairly strong sides so it should make for an exciting encounter.
Eden Hazard missed the Cup draw at Norwich but is likely to start against Arsenal after recovering from an ankle injury.
Antonio Conte has no other fresh injury concerns ahead of the tie, but remained coy on whether new signing Ross Barkley will make his debut.
Arsene Wenger has a mini injury crisis on his hands with Shkodran Mustafi and Granit Xhaka both needing fitness tests.
Olivier Giroud, Aaron Ramsey, Nacho Monreal, Laurent Koscielny and Sead Kolasinac all look set to miss out.
The League Cup is always tricky to call owing to managers resting their big stars but both bosses will be desperate for some early silverware with the Premier League all but gone.
Arsenal and Chelsea played out a 2-2 draw at the Emirates in the League just a week ago and I can see goals in this one, too, but I fancy the Blues to prevail.
I’m going for Chelsea to win and BTTS at 23/10, and I fancy Hazard to make a triumphant return by grabbing the first goal at 5/1.
I’ve been searching around for a third bet but really don’t fancy anything so am going to have to leave it there. There doesn’t appear to be a Man of the Match market around for some reason.
Stayed tuned to The Set Odds Twitter account for another selection on Wednesday if I find anything decent.
If you’re reading this on Tuesday, don’t forget to check out my two Man City v Bristol City tips for the other League Cup semi-final in this week’s Post-Weekend Review.
Chelsea v Arsenal Betting Tips
Chelsea win & BTTS – 23/10 (Betfair – bet HERE)
Hazard FGS – 5/1 (Betfair – bet HERE)
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