Kick Off: 1500, 21/05/2017
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Like many punters, we were caught out by just how many changes Chelsea made for Monday night’s 4-3 win over Watford, but hopefully normal service will be resumed when Sunderland visit Stamford Bridge.
Antonio Conte is still likely to shuffle his pack with next week’s FA Cup final in mind, but he will also be keen to set a new Premier League record for most wins in a season.
Looking at the Chelsea vs Sunderland odds, 19/20 for the Blues to prevail 1-0, 2-0 or 3-0 is a solid option.
A Look At Chelsea’s Betting Odds
Chelsea’s fringe players didn’t really do themselves any favours when edging out Watford, even if the seven-goal thriller was a more entertaining encounter than most people had expected.
“It’s funny to watch a game and to see both teams score four and three goals,” said Conte, with a wry smile. “When you’ve won the league, you can allow this situation.”
However, the chance to become the first club to record 30 victories in a 38-game season is not lost on the Italian, who usually demands total focus from his players.
He added: “We have the possibility to win 30 games and we have to try to reach this target now. You can write some records. It’s important for the history.”
All the players should be up for this game, but we reckon Pedro could be especially pumped to try and clinch a cup final spot, so 13/10 he scores at anytime is another of our Chelsea vs Sunderland betting tips.
A Look At Sunderland’s Betting Odds
Despite already being relegated, Sunderland put up some stubborn resistance at Arsenal in midweek until finally being undone by a double strike from Alexis Sanchez.
The highly-rated Jordan Pickford was kept busy at Emirates Stadium, though, being forced to make 11 saves in a totally one-sided contest.
“I would hate it if anyone would question me if I was going to chuck a game away,” declared David Moyes. “I think you can see Sunderland had a go, tried to score at times but we were outclassed by a better football team.”
The Black Cats have failed to score in five of their last six away games, so let’s also have a punt on Diego Costa to break the deadlock and Chelsea to prevail 2-0 at 8/1.
CHELSEA 4-3 Watford – John Terry, Cesar Azpilicueta, Michy Batshuayi, Cesc Fabregas
Arsenal 2-0 SUNDERLAND
Head-to-head: Sunderland 0-1 Chelsea, Sunderland 3-2 Chelsea, Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland, Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland, Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea.