Chelsea have been installed as 10/1 fourth-favourites to win the Champions League after booking their quarter-final berth in dramatic fashion last night.
Trailing 3-1 against Napoli from the first leg, the Blues put themselves in the driving seat through Didier Drogba and John Terry at Stamford Bridge, only for Gokhan Inler to edge the Italians back ahead on aggregate.
However, a Frank Lampard penalty took the tie into extra-time before Branislav Ivanovic emerged as the unlikely hero at the end of the first 15 added minutes by making it 4-1 on the night and 5-4 to the Blues over the two matches.
Chelsea are England’s only representatives in the last eight, but if they draw the likes of Marseille, APOEL Nicosia or Benfica, those 10/1 winner odds will surely tumble – so it’s worth getting on them now.
Punters can claim a free £25 bet for joining bwin.com and placing this on Chelsea to win the Champions League would return a cool £275 if Roberto Di Matteo’s men do indeed lift the trophy in Munich.
Alternatively, the Blues can be backed at 9/2 to reach the final, which could prove a steal if they end up on the opposite side of the draw to Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Unsurprisingly, the all-conquering Catalans are 5/4 favourites to make history by being the first team to win back-to-back titles since the old European Cup format was scrapped.
Real, who eased through last night with a 4-1 victory over CSKA Moscow at the Bernabeu (5-2 on aggregate), are next in the betting at 23/10, with Bayern Munich rated as 5/1 shots.
Just behind Chelsea are Arsenal’s conquerors, AC Milan, who are priced at 12/1, with the tail being brought up by the aforementioned Benfica (50/1), Marseille (66/1) and surprise package APOEL (150/1).
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