Walsall v Chelsea Tips – Blues will take no chances at the Bescot
A trip to Walsall shouldn't pose Chelsea too many problems in the third round of the Capital One Cup
September 23rd, 2015
Some cup games scream out ‘upset’ but this really isn’t one of them. Mourinho’s men suffered an ignominious exit from last season’s FA Cup at the hands of Bradford City in the fourth round and will be anxious to avoid a similar fate in this season’s League Cup.
Nevertheless, the Blues made amends for that defeat by lifting the Capital One Cup and they will be confident of moving a step closer to repeating that feat when they face Walsall tonight in the West Midlands.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has had a huge weight lifted off his shoulders after seeing his side defeat Arsenal 2-0 at the weekend, defender Kurt Zouma opening the scoring in the second half and Eden Hazard making certain that the points stayed at Stamford Bridge with Chelsea’s second.
Given that Chelsea went into the Gunners clash having thrashed Maccabi Tel Aviv 4-0 in the Champions League a few days earlier, Mourinho will see this victory as a sign that his side are returning to their usual selves following a dreadful start to the campaign.
Mourinho raised some eyebrows with his decision not to play John Terry against Arsenal, however this certainly paid off on that occasion although he will make an appearance against the Saddlers in tonight’s clash.
Indeed, despite Mourinho looking set to ring the changes for tonight’s match, Chelsea shouldn’t have any problems overcoming Walsall and we predict an easy victory for the visitors at the Bescot Stadium.
BETTING TIP – Chelsea win-to-nil – SkyBet 6/4