iBet: Chelsea to make comeback against Swansea
Capital One Cup
Swansea v Chelsea, kick off 7.45pm, Sky Sports 1
Lay Swansea at 3.1/1 with Betfair
Back Chelsea to qualify at 5/2
Chelsea are having a funny old season. They have actually scored more points away from home (23) than at home (22) and that surely has to be connected in some way to the animosity being shown towards manager Rafa Benitez and the negative energy that creates at Stamford Bridge. Recent home defeats to QPR in the league and to Swansea in the Capital One Cup highlight their problems, but they have also thrown in some brilliant performances of late including a 4-0 win at Stoke, who had only conceded seven goals at the Britannia all season prior to that game, and a 5-1 drubbing of an otherwise much-improved Southampton at St Mary’s in the FA Cup. It won’t be easy for the Blues to turn around a 2-0 deficit at the Liberty Stadium where Swansea have only lost twice in the league. They have drawn six of their 12 games on home soil and Michael Laudrup will probably be unsure whether to stick or twist. Chelsea are without Moses, Mikel and Luis but they are the second best team in the Premier League on their travels and the value here may be to lay the home side with Betfair.
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