Chelsea v Maribor tips – Blues reserves should cruise to victory
Jose Mourinho will rest his big guns ahead of Chelsea’s weekend trip to Old Trafford
October 20th, 2014
Chelsea are sitting top of Champions League Group G and the Blues won’t need to be in top gear to claim a maximum haul against a Maribor side who are actually unbeaten after two games.
Jose Mourinho saw his team win 2-1 at Selhurst Park on Saturday and will opt to give several first-team players a break for this game, with Diego Costa certainly on the sidelines ahead of Sunday’s trip to Old Trafford.
Filipe Luis, Didier Drogba and Loic Remy could all be in line to start and bet365 offer 1/6 about a Chelsea victory which will see the Blues get closer to the last sixteen stage of the competition.
Indeed, the team have won their last five matches in all competitions, with three of those games seeing Chelsea keep a clean sheet and Paddy Power go 8/11 that the home side win without reply.
Maribor were eight games unbeaten before getting turned over at home to NK Celje and that surely is an illustration that the team are ramping themselves up for the match at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.
The Slovenian champions landed a point at Schalke in their last game and can be backed at 15/2 to get a draw in this game and a massive 25/1 to claim a shock win which would send them to the top of the group.
It could be a sluggish victory for Chelsea although they will be confident of controlling the game thanks to the fabulous Cesc Fabregas pulling the strings and Willian determined to play his way into the first team for the United game on Sunday.
BETTING TIP: Chelsea win to nil @ 8/11 with Paddy Power