Chelsea can ease the pressure on beleaguered boss Antonio Conte by beating West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.
The Blues have won just two of their 10 fixtures in 2018 inside 90 minutes and so victory against the Premier League basement boys would certainly bring some welcome relief for the west Londoners.
Despite bruising defeats against AFC Bournemouth and Watford respectively in their last two games, the Blues remain as red hot favourites to beat Alan Pardew’s strugglers.
The bookmaker goes 4/1 (5.0) that this match ends in stalemate.
Alvaro Morata remains out for Chelsea so Olivier Giroud could make his first start since joining the club from Arsenal.
Grzegorz Krychowiak and Kieran Gibbs could be back for the Baggies, while Jake Livermore and Hal Robson-Kanu may also come into contention.
Nacer Chadli, James Morrison and captain Jonny Evans are all expected to be sidelined again.
Goals at a premium
There have been goals at both ends in just one of the last seven matches contested at Stamford Bridge and dabblebet offer 4/6 (1.67) that either side fails to find the net on this occasion.
Ahead of this weekend’s fixtures, only Swansea City and Huddersfield Town have scored fewer league goals than Pardew’s men and they are priced at 4/5 (1.80) to draw a blank in west London.
Tips and predictions
West Brom, however, have scored in seven of their last eight matches in all competitions, while Chelsea have leaked seven goals in their last two outings.
dabblebet’s 11/10 (2.10) quote, therefore, for goals at both ends could well offer decent value for punters ahead of Monday’s match at Stamford Bridge.