A 90-minute canter against a freshly-promoted Burnley side did little to sway the widespread, iron-clad opinion that fellow Championship jail-breakers Leicester will fall under the Chelsea steamroller on day two.
The Foxes travel to Stamford Bridge as massive 21/2 underdogs to overturn their superstar-laden hosts at a venue where they haven’t won since 2000.
By contrast, £1 wagered on Chelsea returns 22 pence.
Clearly, the east Midlands outfit aren’t to be trusted to do anything other than succumb to the might of their adversaries here, but guaranteeing a Blues beating may well see voiding of the contents of your wallet.
Last season, a whole six sides faired better than Jose Mourinho’s men when taking on lower-echelon-dwelling outfits.
Seven bottom-ten based foes avoided defeat when tackling the lavishly-assembled west Londoners, while 16 of the 27 goals they shipped last term came against foes who fell into this bracket.
West Brom (twice), West Ham, Crystal Palace, Aston Villa, Sunderland and Norwich all dodged defeat despite overwhelming odds suggesting the opposite.
Leicester may sit above the Premier League equator after their 2-2 opening day draw with Everton, but few would question any pre-season prediction that forecast a sub-tenth finish for Nigel Pearson’s side in their first campaign back in the top-flight for a decade.
The aforementioned draw means that the Foxes have already denied one of last season’s top five success this term.
History dictates that a wave of post-promotion elation has been enough to guide plenty of Premier League newbies through certain-death fixtures such as this in the past.
Cardiff’s 3-2 slaying of eventual champions Manchester City 12 months ago, or Blackpool’s 2-1 toppling of Liverpool at Anfield in 2010/11 provide enough of a case study to support placing a wager on the 29/10 about the away team getting a point or more from their trip to the capital.