The return of Jose Mourinho has had the desired effect in south west London and Chelsea are now looming ominous in third place in the Premier League, just two points behind leaders Arsenal and it would take a brave punter to back against them securing a seventh consecutive win in all competitions.
Betway are offering Goal readers an exclusive opportunity to back Chelsea to win and both teams to score at 5/1 (6.0) - the current industry best price for this bet is 2/1 (3.0).
Chelsea are available at just 1/4 (1.25) to see off Stoke in 90 minutes with the underdogs available at a sizeable 10/1 (11.0) to cause an upset, while the draw trades at 9/2 (5.50) with Betway.
The FA Cup may not be the Portuguese manager's number one priority this season, with European and Premier League ambitions both very achievable, but the side he named in their 2-0 win over Derby County in the previous round suggests there will be little respite for Stoke on Sunday.
The Potters overcame Leicester City in the previous round and, although their recent away results haven't been good (played five, drawn one, lost four), their goalscoring exploits against Liverpool and Everton mean they could cause Chelsea some problems. In fact, a break from the Premier League could afford Mark Hughes' side the chance to play without as much pressure.
Goals are expected in this clash. Betway make over 2.5 goals just 1/2 (1.50) with both teams to score priced at Evens (2.0). With the form that Chelsea are in, it's difficult to make a case for anything other than a win for Mourinho's men but, with such a tempting price available on this bet, it makes sense to try to take advantage of the vastly enhanced price.
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Jim Knight is Betting Editor at Goal 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