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Chelsea v Lyon Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

11:17 BST 06/08/2018
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With Morata struggling in a misfiring Blues attack, Al Hain-Cole expects few goals when Les Gones visit London in the International Champions Cup

Chelsea will be hoping to bounce back from their Community Shield defeat to Manchester City when they take on Lyon in the International Champions Cup on Tuesday.

Maurizio Sarri’s team went down 2-0 against the Premier League champions at Wembley on Sunday, in a match that underlined the challenge facing the former Napoli boss.

Latest Odds

With their first league game of the season against Huddersfield Town coming up on Saturday, they are available at 11/8 (2.38) with bet365 to give themselves a welcome confidence boost by coming out on top.

Les Gones have beaten Benfica before losing to Inter in their two ICC games so far, and are priced at 15/8 (2.88) to sign off with a victory in this one.

Both of the hosts’ matches in this competition so far have gone to penalties after a deadlocked 90 minutes, and you can get odds of 12/5 (3.40) on this one also finishing all square.

Team News

N'Golo Kante, Olivier Giroud, Thibaut Courtois, Eden Hazard, Michy Batshuayi, Gary Cahill and Ruben Loftus-Cheek have all returned to training following their post-World Cup holidays, but they may not be involved here.

Nabil Fekir and Anthony Lopes are back in training for Bruno Genesio’s side, although Mathieu Gorgelin should remain in goal as Lopes is suspended for the first two matches of the Ligue 1 season.

Misfiring Blues

The return of Hazard, Batshuayi and Giroud in particular cannot come soon enough for the Blues, who looked fairly toothless in attack against City.

With Morata still struggling to hit form this summer after a difficult second half to last season, Sarri will be concerned about his new team’s lack of cutting edge over his first four games in charge – having seen just three goals scored.

Predictions

Nevertheless, they have also only conceded only four times at the other end of the pitch and odds of 13/10 (2.30) seem generous on Chelsea ensuring under 2.5 goals for their fifth match in a row against a Lyon team that lost 1-0 last time out.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

Under 2.5 goals at 13/10 (2.30) for a 1pt stake with bet365