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The Portuguese is returning to his former grounds and a revenge against The Blues is on his mind

As the business end of the season draws closer both teams are looking to finish in the top-four to secure Champions League football. The fixture at Stamford Bridge will see Villas-Boas make a return to his former grounds and revenge against his former employers will be on his mind.

Chelsea over the weekend managed a sweet 1-0 victory over Manchester United and with the finals of the Europa League in mind Rafael Benitez side will be looking at consolidating the team’s position for Champions League action though his tenure comes to an end when the season is over.

Chelsea know a win at home will push them further for Champions League qualification which makes them available at 19/20 with Ladbrokes to win the tie whiles the same firm offers their London neighbours 13/5 to win at the Bridge and go level on points overtaking Arsenal in the process and a draw is priced 13/5.

Both sides have not lacked the ability in scoring goals lately and for both sides to score in the mouthwatering fixture is chalked at 4/7 a sign of how impressive they are in front of goal.

The player market will be exciting for punters who back their money on goal scorers, Juan Mata only goal against United was enough to seal all three points for the Blues and if he finds that kind of form in the game he is available at 7/1 with Ladbrokes to score the first goal and 7/4 to score anytime in the game but the inspiration for Villas-Boas will Gareth Bale whose long range strike in the dyeing minutes of their game against Southampton is priced at 7/1 to get the opener and an anytime goal in the game at 9/4.

Taken into consideration the form the two sides have shown recently a draw will not be far out of reach for the teams therefore there will be value for both teams to walk away with a draw and over 2.5 goals scored in the match.

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