Holders Chelsea welcome Brentford to Stamford Bridge at noon on Sunday in their FA Cup fourth-round replay with a trip to Middlesbrough on February 27th awaiting the winners.
The hosts are set to welcome back Demba Ba, David Luiz, Victor Moses and John Mikel Obi, who all sat out of Thursday’s Europa League victory over Sparta Prague.
Rafa Benitez’s men have lost just once in nine games and will be keen to progress in the competition after falling 16 points behind Manchester United in the Premier League.
There is perhaps no surprise, then, that the home win is priced at just 7/50, with the visitors 13/1 to cause an upset. The draw is available at 29/4.
Brentford, who are aiming to reach the last 16 for the first time in seven years, currently sit in seventh place in League One, four points behind leaders Bournemouth.
The Bees were seven minutes away from clinching a famous victory at Griffin Park three weeks ago before Fernando Torres spared the European champions’ blushes.
Below are five key stats to help you decide where to place your money this time around.
1 – Chelsea’s only defeat in their last 20 FA Cup ties at Stamford Bridge came on penalties, when Everton beat them in a fourth-round replay back in 2011. The Bees are a 9/1 chance to progress by any means required.
2 – The holders have conceded first in their last two FA Cup ties, so you might want to take advantage of the 15/4 on offer for Brentford to score first.
2 – Brentford have scored exactly two goals in five of their last seven games in all competitions and you can back them to do so again at 23/4.
5 – Chelsea have hit five goals in three of their last five FA Cup ties and the price on there being five or more goals in the game here is 7/4.
9 – Frank Lampard has scored nine goals in his last 15 appearances for the Blues, taking him to within four goals of Bobby Tambling’s club goalscoring record. You can back Chelsea’s number eight at 19/20 to net at any time.