Jose Mourinho berated West Ham's tactics after the Hammers withstood significant pressure to escape Stamford Bridge with a valuable 0-0 draw on Wednesday night.
It could be the Blues' defence that is put under serious scrutiny on Monday night, though, as they travel to the Etihad Stadium to take on Premier League leaders Manchester City.
Manuel Pellegrini's side have been imperious at home this season, with a perfect 11 wins from 11 games in the campaign to date and the hosts are made 20/23 (1.85) with Paddy Power to extend that run to 12.
While it may be no surprise to see City at odds-on for this game, Paddy Power are offering new customers the choice of two enhanced prices on Monday's clash.
Anyone opening a new account can take advantage of either 7/2 (4.50) on the home side, a price almost two and a half times better than the best currently available, or a massive 8/1 (9.0) on the visitors collecting three points.
Cheslea's current price 10/3 (4.33) makes little appeal given how impressive Manchester City have been at home, scoring 42 and conceded just eight goals, but the chance to back Mourinho's men at 8/1 (9.0) could catch the eye of punters looking for a value bet on the Blues.
When Mourinho took his side to Old Trafford earlier in the season he named a starting 11 without a recognised striker, seemingly content to play on the back foot for much of the game in a stalemate that plodded towards a 0-0 draw almost from the moment it began.
It remains to be seen whether the Portuguese boss will adopt a similar tactic, but City's seemingly unstoppable attack could render such an approach pretty futile. Even without top scorer Sergio Aguero, Pellegrini has an embarrassment of attacking riches to pick from including Edin Dzeko, Alvaro Negredo and the lesser-seen Stevan Jovetic.
Punters who do fancy the Blues could make an argument that their chances of winning the game are more than the implied 11 per cent of 8/1 (9.0) quotes but 7/2 (4.50) about the home side is sure to be a popular bet for new Paddy Power customers.
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Jim Knight is Betting Editor at Goal.com and has been tipping football games since he was old enough to place a bet. He is a Leicester City fan, writer and member of the We Are Going Up Podcast