Jose Mourinho takes his side to face a League One team who caused surprises in the competition last season and our tipster is backing both sides to scoreChelsea travel to Swindon Town in the Capital One Cup tonight with a sell out crowd expect at the County Ground, with over 3,000 Blues making the trip.
This is Chelsea's first showing in the competition, after receiving a bye in the second round, with Swindon already overcoming a side in a higher league to reach the third round.
Chelsea come into this match having beaten Fulham at the weekend, bouncing back well after their surprising defeat in the Champions League at home to Basel midweek.
Mourinho's tactics and selection decisions have been at the fore front of the media focus in recent weeks, and it's likely he will ring the changes for tonight matches, but with the likes of Demba Ba and Juan Mata likely to come in they should still have a very good chance of progressing. BetVictor price the away side at just 4/11 (1.36).
Swindon Town had a fantastic run in last years competition, which was over shadowed by Bradford City's immense achievements.
The Robins beat Brighton, Stoke City and Burnley to set up a tie with Aston Villa, who, with a late Christian Benteke strike, won 3-2 at the County ground.
This season has seen them beat Torquay United and QPR to reach this stage. At the weekend Mark Cooper's men earnt a hard fought victory over Bristol City, winning 3-2 to take them to 11th in League One. BetVictor price the home side at 15/2 (8.50) to progress in 90 minutes. The same firm prices the draw at 19/5 (4.80).
A bet that stands out in this match is both teams to score at 20/21 (1.95) with BetVictor. With Mourinho a fan of this competition, expect him to name a strong enough line up to really threaten Swindon and offer plenty of attacking threat.
The home side have been on fire in front of goal this season, netting 15 goals in their last six matches, including eight in their last two home matches. With the Robins managing to easily score against higher opposition in this years and last years Cup, it's certainly worth backing this bet.
|Both teams to score for a 1.5pt stake at 20/21 (1.95) with BetVictor
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