Chelsea will be hoping to make home advantage count when they welcome Arsenal to Stamford Bridge for Wednesday’s League Cup semi-final first leg.
The Blues have not won any of the last four encounters between the sides, although have lost just once in the last nine on home turf.
Having won nine and lost none of their last 11 fixtures in front of their own fans, they are 4/5 (1.80) favourites with dabblebet to gain the upper hand in this tie with another victory here.
This cup is the only domestic trophy missing from Arsene Wenger’s collection, although he is available at 10/3 (4.33) to give his chances of finally holding it aloft a major boost with a vital away win.
The sides shared an entertaining 2-2 draw when they met at the Emirates Stadium in last week’s Premier League match, and you can get odds of 14/5 (3.80) on them cancelling each other out once again.
Aside from new signing Ross Barkley, Antonio Conte has a fully fit squad to choose from, whilst the Gunners are without the likes of Sead Kolasinac, Olivier Giroud, Nacho Monreal and Laurent Koscielny.
Chelsea worthy favourites
A smaller injury list is not the only advantage counting in the Conte’s favour ahead of this clash, with his team’s home record posing a significant problem for a Gunners side that has won just three times in 12 domestic away matches this season.
Having lost five of those - including Sunday’s 4-2 FA Cup defeat at Championship Nottingham Forest - it seem unlikely the guests will do much better at a ground where they have won just once in a decade.
Tips and Predictions
After coming within minutes of taking all three points away from home against Arsenal just seven days ago, those 4/5 (1.80) odds are not to be missed on Chelsea coming out on top in this one.