Chelsea v NK Maribor: Back Blues for a fast start at the Bridge
How do you stop Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea?
That question now falls to Slovenian Champions NK Maribor as they attempt to halt the Blues juggernaut in their Champions League matchday three clash.
But with Chelsea 2/13 to win with Ladbrokes and Maribor as long as 18/1 with the draw 7/1, it looks an impossible task for Ante Šimundža’s side and Oliver Yew has come up with three alternative bets for the upcoming clash at Stamford Bridge.
Fast starts have been characteristic of Chelsea’s play so far this season and that can certainly continue when Maribor come to Stamford Bridge.
The Blues, who are unbeaten so far this campaign, have been leading after 15 minutes in four of their 11 matches so far this season and can put the game to bed early again and switch their attention to Manchester United at the weekend.
The Brazilian has been in fine form in recent weeks and has become a key part of Jose Mourinho’s new Chelsea with three goals in his last five appearances in all competitions.
Last Saturday the 23-year-old fired the first goal of the game against Crystal Palace, just as he did against Aston Villa, and we are backing him for a repeat against Maribor.
It was 500 not out as Chelsea captain for John Terry and while he did not celebrate with a goal at Selhurst Park he can do just that back in front of the Blues fans at Stamford Bridge.
The former England captain is always good for a goal or two during a season and so far he has not found the back of the net but that can all change when Maribor visit west London.
The Premier League leaders are set to dominate from the first whistle to the last against the Slovenian side and expect there to be plenty of set-piece opportunities along the way with Terry the main threat.
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