Chelsea’s form may have improved in recent weeks, but there can be no doubting they are some way away from the side that looked so imperious over previous seasons.
And because of that, Ladbrokes are offering money back on losing match result bets if Chelsea score first but don’t win the game.
Chelsea have already taken the lead and ended up losing in one Premier League game this season – their 5-3 defeat against Arsenal back in October – while Wigan have been the comeback kings in recent weeks.
They came from a goal behind against Blackburn to salvage a 3-3 draw in the dying minutes back in November and then went on to defeat Sunderland 2-1 despite falling behind to an early Sebastian Larsson strike.
They even managed to bag three points last week against Roy Hodgson’s West Bromwich Albion side after failing to find the net first.
There’s no doubting the Blues will be a tougher test than any of those teams but, with Andre Villas-Boas’ men keeping just three clean sheets in their opening 11 away games in all competitions, there’s every chance the Latics could find the net.
All of which makes a punt on this match an extremely tempting proposition.