Man City 1-1 MIDDLESBROUGH – Marten de Roon
CHELSEA 5-0 Everton – Eden Hazard (1st goalscorer) x2, Marcos Alonso, Diego Costa, Pedro
Kick Off: 16.00, 20/11/2016
Stadium: Riverside Stadium
TV: Sky Sports 1
Head-to-head: Middlesbrough 0-2 Chelsea, Chelsea 2-0 Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough 0-5 Chelsea, Chelsea 1-0 Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough 0-2 Chelsea
Middlesbrough: Out – None
Doubt – Daniel Ayala, George Friend
Chelsea: Out – Diego Costa, Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Doubt – Eden Hazard, Kurt Zouma, Cesc Fabregas
The wide gap between these sides on True Form suggests Chelsea are good value even at odds on
* Chelsea to beat Middlesbrough @ 8/15
* Eden Hazard to score the first goal @ 9/2
* Pedro to score at any time @ 8/5
* Middlesbrough have lost three of their five Premier League home matches so far this term, while Chelsea have won three of five away games
* Eden Hazard has scored five goals in Chelsea’s past four top-flight fixtures, with two of his last three openers
* Pedro has scored twice in his past three starts for Chelsea
A Look At Middlesbrough’s Betting Odds
There’s no doubt Boro have undergone a mini-renaissance over the last five Premier League gameweeks, losing just once since September and grabbing points away to title-chasing pair Arsenal and Manchester City.
A 2-0 Riverside win against Bournemouth at the end of last month proved a tasty filling sandwiched between those high-profile draws, but that was Aitor Karanka’s crowd’s first triumph in front of the faithful since beating Reading 2-1 in mid-April.
Boro are 5/1 to beat Antonio Conte’s visitors.
A Look At Chelsea’s Betting Odds
Those who predicted the quick demise of Conte following the west Londoners’ 3-0 loss at Arsenal have been embarrassed by the Italian leading his side to five Premier League wins on the spin since at an astonishing combined scoreline of 18-0, with Man Utd and Everton hammered along the way.
Southampton went down 2-0 at home to the Blues after previously going unbeaten at St Mary’s under Claude Puel, winning their previous five in all competitions on their own turf, showing Conte and co are no respecters of reputations.
The visitors may not have it quite as easy as in recent weeks, with Boro bagging in four of their five Riverside clashes so far in the campaign, but 8/15 about Chelsea looks like buying money.