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Betting: Chelsea second-favourites to win FA Cup amidst Conte rumours

15:20 SAST 2018/02/07
Antonio Conte, Watford v Chelsea, 17/18
The Blues have struggled in 2018 and although they could be set for a change of manager soon, they remain second in the running to win the cup

Chelsea remain second-favourites for the FA Cup despite reports of Antonio Conte being under plenty of pressure at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues have won just three matches out of 10 this calendar year, and back-to-back losses against Bournemouth and Watford in the Premier League may cost Conte his position.

However, Chelsea’s FA Cup dream is still going strong and they are 15/4 (4.75) with dabblebet to lift the trophy for the first time since 2012.

Championship strugglers Hull City are the opposition for the Londoners at Stamford Bridge on 16 February, which should provide a straightforward passage through to the quarter-finals for the seven-time winners and a timely fillip for the Italian at the same time.

Man City the favourites

Naturally, Manchester City are the bookies’ choice to win the trophy and very likely complete at least double in the process, with Pep Guardiola’s men 2/1 (3.0) at dabblebet to triumph at Wembley.

The Citizens go to Wigan Athletic in the final tie of the cup weekend, and they will be hoping to avoid another upset against the team who beat them in the 2013 final.

Cross-city rivals Manchester United are also available at 15/4 (4.75), and they will travel to Huddersfield Town – where they lost 2-1 earlier in the season – after the Terriers beat Birmingham City in extra time on Tuesday night.

Spurs an outside shot?

Tottenham Hotspur are a 5/1 (6.0) shot, and they will play Rochdale away in the fifth round if they are able to navigate past Newport County at Wembley in Wednesday’s replay.

Next on the list is Leicester City, who are 11/1 (12.0) to win the tournament ahead of their clash at home to Sheffield United in the next round, whilst Southampton are 33/1 (34.0).