Having discovered their goal-scoring touch thanks to a couple of new attacking signings, expect Jose Mourinho's men to edge out an equally prolific German side in Bremen
With four victories and one defeat to their name, Jose Mourinho’s men are unbeaten in pre-season so far and are 8/11 (1.73) favourites with William Hill to come out on top once again here.
However, Die Werderaner are also undefeated this summer after picking up six wins and two draws against a variety of opponents and are available at 3/1 (4.00) to earn their biggest victory so far.
Robin Dutt’s team drew 2-2 against Athletic Bilbao last time out, and you can get odds of 12/5 (3.40) on them playing out another stalemate here.
Lack of a cutting edge played a major role in the Blues’ failure to see their title challenge out last season, as they scored 30 goals less than top two Manchester City and Liverpool on the way to finishing in third.
Mourinho has sought to address this Achilles’ heel in the transfer market by bringing in Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa from La Liga and the early signs are already looking positive, with both finding the net in the last two matches.
In fact, the Portuguese boss will be feeling ever more confident after seeing his team score 14 goals in their five friendly matches so far and will be optimistic of more goalmouth action against a side that have conceded six in their last three.
However, considering the Germans have also struck 13 times in that period, odds of seem far to good to pass up on over 2.5 goals being scored in another open match here.
Even so, with Eden Hazard set to return to the team for the first time since the World Cup, the reinforced Chelsea attack will surely prove the stronger of the two, making odds appear excellent value on them coming out on top in a match featuring at least three goals.
|Over 2.5 goals for a 2pt stake at 8/11 (1.73) with William Hill||Chelsea to win & over 2.5 goals for a 1pt stake at 3/1 (4.00) with William Hill|
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