Chelsea may have been brought crashing back to earth by Newcastle's Papiss Cisse and his two wonder-strikes, but their cup finals are still to come, quite literally, and Sportingbet are offering an enhanced 15/4 (4.75) on them to bag both bits of silverware and cap an incredible start for interim boss Roberto Di Matteo.
Being 7/4 (2.75) underdogs for the Champions League may keep Roman Abramovich awake at night, but the Blues are 3/5 (1.60) to beat Liverpool to the FA Cup, albeit both sides suffered losses in their midweek Premier League games.
Those prices make the 3/4 (1.75) for a Chelsea success in either competition look great value, while 2/1 (3.0) in the Specials market says Di Matteo will fall short of his great season turnaround for those who believe there won’t be any silverware on show at Stamford Bridge come the end of the season.
For punters who can foresee matters being settled in normal time, Chelsea can be had at 13/10 (2.30) to do the business on Saturday against Liverpool, while there’s 19/5 (4.80) on offer come May 19.
If you prefer to oppose them, Bayern Munich are 8/11 (1.73) in their own back yard and Liverpool at 41/20 (3.05) might yet appeal.
The hunt for individual honours has also priced up, with Bayern’s Mario Gomez the only man who can catch Lionel Messi for the Champions League Golden Boot. He’ll need a final hat-trick to go clear of the little genius, however, so we make him 13/2 (7.50) compared to the 1/16 (1.06) for the Barca man.
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Jim Knight is Betting Editor at Goal.com and has been tipping football games since he was old enough to place a bet. He is a Leicester City fan, writer and member of the We Are Going Up Podcast
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