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Gustavo Poyet’s men eye a revenge mission against the Roman Army as they seek a place in the English Capital One Cup semi-final

Chelsea take on Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday evening as both teams battle for a place in the Capital One Cup last four.

This will be the second meeting between the teams on Wearside this month following an exciting 4-3 victory for the Blues in the Premier League less than a fortnight ago.

Chelsea are chalked up as a 8/15 (1.53) chance with Ladbrokes to secure a win against the hosts. Mourinho’s side have won four of their last five matches in all competitions and have scored an impressive 14 goals in their last five league matches - including four against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light last month.

Sunderland will be hoping to put aside their Premier League woes behind them by cruising to the last four of the Capital one Cup. They are available at 5/1 (6.00) with Ladbrokes to cause an upset against their highly favoured opponent.

The draw is a 3/1 (4.00) play with the same firm.

The Black Cats are four points adrift at the foot of the Premier League table but, after an impressive 2-1 win over Stoke City in the last round, they will be hoping to record another win to move to the semi final of the competition.

Chelsea  have just one clean sheet in their last six matches in all competitions and, with the last meeting between these sides producing seven goals, there may be value in backing the generous 4/5 (1.80) quote from Ladbrokes for both teams to score .

Jose Mourinho is expected to rotate his squad to guard against fatigue during a gruelling period for Chelsea, but will be desperate to progress to the semis and continue his love affair with the League Cup. You can back the Londoners to win both halves at 8/1 (9.00) to come from behind and win.

Punters seeking for a value bet from this game should back Mourinho’s men to win to nil at 8/5 (2.60), a bet that stands out in the goals market.

Demba Ba is a 5/1 (6.00) choice to score first in this encounter while his teammate Fernando Torres can be backed at 6/1 (7.00) to find the back of the net first.

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