Jose Mourinho berated West Ham's tactics after the Hammers withstood significant pressure to escape Stamford Bridge with a valuable 0-0 draw on Wednesday night.
It could be the Blues' defence put under serious scrutiny on Monday night, though, as they ravel to the Etihad Stadium to take on league leaders Manchester City.
Manuel Pellegrini's side have been imperious at home this season, with a perfect 11 wins from 11 games in the campaign to date, and the hosts are made 20/23 (1.85) with Paddy Power to extend that run to 12 games.
While it may be no surprise to see City at odds-on for this game, Paddy Power are offering new customers the choice of two enhanced prices on Monday's clash.
Anyone opening a new account can take advantage of either 7/2 (4.50) on the home side, a price almost two-and-a-half times better than the best currently available, or a massive 8/1 (9.0) for the visitors collecting three points.
Cheslea's current price 10/3 (4.33) makes little appeal given how impressive City have been at home, scoring 42 and conceding just eight goals, but the chance to back Mourinho's men at 8/1 (9.0) could catch the eye of punters looking for a value bet on the Blues.
When Mourinho took his side to Old Trafford earlier in the season, he named a starting XI without a recognised striker, seemingly content to play on the back foot for much of the game in a stalemate that plodded towards a 0-0 draw almost from the moment that it began.
It is not yet known whether the Portuguese boss will adopt a similar tactic on Monday but City's seemingly unstoppable attack could render such an approach futile. Even without top scorer Sergio Aguero, Manuel Pellegrini has an embarrassment of attacking riches from which to pick including Edin Dzeko, Alvaro Negredo the lesser-seen Stevan Jovetic.
Punters who do fancy the Blues could make an argument that their chances of winning the game are more than the implied 11 per cent of 8/1 (9.0) quotes but 7/2 (4.50) about the home side is sure to be a popular bet for new Paddy Power customers.
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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