Kick Off: 2000, 08/05/2017
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
TV: Sky Sports 1
Chelsea are expected to edge ever closer to securing the Premier League title when entertaining Middlesbrough at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.
The Blues have won their last seven head-to-head meetings by an aggregate score of 16-0 and anything other than another clinical success would be a surprise here.
The visitors will look to dig in, but 29/20 for a 1-0, 2-0 or 3-0 home win is the first of our Chelsea vs Middlesbrough betting tips.
A Look At Chelsea’s Betting Odds
Chelsea had to overcome a couple of setbacks last month, but they were back to their ruthless best when romping to a 3-0 win at Everton, becoming only the second team to pick up maximum points there this season.
Having previously beaten Tottenham in the FA Cup and Southampton in the league, Antonio Conte said: “I think we finished a crucial week very well. We all know there is this part of the season that is more important.”
Conte’s hat-trick of Serie A title triumphs with Juventus highlights how he is a manager who leaves nothing to chance and can keep his players focused for the whole campaign.
Burnley, Leicester and Bournemouth were all beaten 3-0 at Stamford Bridge and 23/4 for a repeat of that scoreline stands out from the Chelsea vs Middlesbrough odds.
A Look At Middlesbrough’s Betting Odds
Middlesbrough have left it late to find a bit of form, but Steve Agnew has done his prospects no harm with a 1-0 win over Sunderland and a 2-2 draw with Manchester City.
After the City game, he said: “I think the performance just showed the determination and fighting spirit of the squad and the group of players I’ve been working with in the last few weeks.
“That was evident against one of the top teams in the country. I think the message has been the same in recent weeks – it’s one of being organised and disciplined. We’ll continue to do that.”
Boro could hang in there for a while, but Chelsea should wear them down and we like 19/20 for more goals to be scored in the second half.
Everton 0-3 CHELSEA – Pedro, Gary Cahill, Willian
MIDDLESBROUGH 2-2 Man City – Alvaro Negredo, Calum Chambers
Head-to-head: Middlesbrough 0-1 Chelsea, Middlesbrough 0-2 Chelsea, Chelsea 2-0 Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough 0-5 Chelsea, Chelsea 1-0 Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough 0-2 Chelsea.