Arsenal v Chelsea Betting Special: Batshuayi could profit from Hazard's absence

The Blues may have spent big on Alvaro Morata this summer but it is his counterpart in sparkling pre-season form who could decide the Community Shield

When you think of the potential goalscorers in a clash between Arsenal and Chelsea, two of the first names that spring to mind are Alexis Sanchez and Eden Hazard.

Unfortunately, neither play looks likely to be involved in Sunday's Community Shield with the Chilean only just back into training with the Gunners following a busy summer and the Blues' playmaker recovering from an ankle injury.

Two new faces for these teams lead the anytime goalscorer market though. Alvaro Morata has been Chelsea's biggest buy so far this summer and the Spaniard is 6/5 (2.20) with dabblebet to score anytime at Wembley but that price looks easily avoided given he has looked somewhat off the pace since arriving at Stamford Bridge.

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On the opposite side of the field Alexandre Lacazette should lead the line for Arsene Wenger's side and the former Lyon frontman is available at 13/10 (2.30) to make his mark.

For the favourites, Hazard's absence could mean Antonio Conte deploys his new signing out wide if at all, with Michy Batshuayi taking up a central striking role that he's enjoyed over the past few weeks.

While Morata has struggled to make an impact in his limited time on the field and is yet to net his first goal for the Blues, the 23-year-old Belgium international has struck three times in as many pre-season games. He's 13/10 (2.30) to score anytime but the 9/2 (5.50) on Batshuayi in the first goalscorer market makes plenty of appeal if he's leading the line.

Should be be named as a substitute, this bet will be void if he comes onto the field after the deadlock has been broken, unless it was an own goal.

With that in mind, the 9/2 (5.50) about a player enjoying a rare run in the Chelsea team looks like a solid wager for those seeking a bigger price ahead of this pre-cursor to the Premier League season.


The former Marseille striker has largely been restricted to substitute and cup appearances since arriving at Stamford Bridge, making just one league start last term but he has certainly demonstrated his talents impressively as Diego Costa works on a move back to Atletico Madrid.

Now though, that 9/2 (5.50) available with dabblebet makes plenty of appeal given the likelihood of his prominent role in the starting line-up.

Elsewhere, Willian could be set to start on the wing and is 13/5 (3.60) to net anytime while Aaron Ramsey, who scored the winner in last season's FA Cup final between these teams is 16/5 (4.20) to get his name on the scoresheet.

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Michy Batshuayi to score first at 9/2 (5.50) for a 1pt stake with dabblebet


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