Chelsea vs Tottenham Goalscorer Betting: Eriksen to the rescue for injury stricken Spurs

Comments()
Getty Images
With a lack of reliable strikers at either end of the pitch, Al Hain-Cole sees value in backing the Denmark international to strike at Stamford Bridge

Having failed to complete the signing of Gonzalo Higuain in time for Thursday's Carabao semi-final second leg against Tottenham, Chelsea face a tough task of overturning the 1-0 aggregate deficit.

The Blues have scored just eight goals in their last nine fixtures, drawing a blank in three of their most recent five.

Top scorer with 12 goals in all competitions, Eden Hazard is his side's 7/2 (4.50) favourite with William Hill to open the scoring at Stamford Bridge, and priced at 11/10 (2.10) to strike anytime.

Eden Hazard Chelsea 2018-19

However, the Belgium star has now gone six games without a goal, and faces an opposition defence that has only conceded twice in five matches.

Pedro is the other player in Maurizio Sarri's squad to have scored more than five times in the Premier League so far, but does not offer too much appeal at 5/4 (2.25) anytime odds considering the most recent four of his seven goals have come over the space of 24 matches.

All but one of Olivier Giroud's five goals in all competitions this season have arrived against modest Europa League opposition, making his 6/4 (2.50) anytime price also look rather short.

Fortunately for Chelsea, Spurs are also facing something of an attacking crisis due to the absence of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, and Son Heung-Min.

Chelsea Spurs Carabao Cup scorers graphic

Despite his unimpressive display against Fulham at the weekend, Fernando Llorente remains the guests' 7/1 (8.00) front runner to break the deadlock in west London, and 12/5 (3.40) to score just his second goal against top flight opposition this season.

Mauricio Pochettino will surely be praying that Lucas Moura is fit to return from injury, with the Brazilian a realistic 29/10 (3.90) shot to add to his eight goals for the campaign.

Actually, the best value looks like a Christian Eriksen who has finally found his scoring boots in recent weeks.

The playmaker has hit all four of his Premier League goals in the last seven matches, and looks generously priced at 11/2 (6.50) to step up for a weakened Tottenham at a ground where he has scored in two of his last three visits.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Eriksen to score anytime at 11/2 (6.50) for a 1pt stake with William Hill

William Hill footer

Close