Remember Juan Mata? Chelsea’s overlooked maestro under Jose Mourinho is a shoo-in to start their Capital One Cup encounter with Arsenal and at boosted odds the Spaniard is a really tempting punt to score first.
Ladbrokes have added some extra spice to this already tasty looking League Cup match-up between the Premier League’s top two in Arsenal and Chelsea.
The bookmaker have moved Mata’s odds out from a handsome looking 10/1 to a princely 12/1 to land the first blow at the Emirates in this fourth round televised clash.
He may only have been afforded four Premier League starts under returning Blues boss Mourinho, but there is no doubting the magic touch of Chelsea’s best player of the last two seasons.
Mata has enjoyed success in front of goal in all competitions for Chelsea and the English domestic cups are no exception, making him a great shout to hit the target against the Gunners.
The diminutive playmaker has registered two League Cup goals in six starts and five FA Cup goals in a dozen more.
Furthermore, Mata scored in both Premier League victories against Arsenal last term, including grabbing the first of the game after just six minutes, the last time the sides collided.
Meanwhile, the Chelsea number 10’s odds to score anytime are set at 10/3 by Ladbrokes and punters can get 10/1 that he scores the last goal of the game.
Another bet to consider, which would have landed in both of the last two meetings between these London rivals, is the 6/1 on Mata to score a s part of a Chelsea win.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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