Fernando Torres must be sick of the sight of a tangerine coloured shirt but the former Liverpool striker will have to face Blackpool for at least one more time when Chelsea host Ian Holloway’s side on Monday.
With sides around them winning on the weekend, Blackpool now find themselves 5/4 to be relegated and a defeat to Chelsea could see those relegation odds shorten further.
Ian Holloway needs to find a way of ending his sides awful run of form if they want to avoid a relegation fight, but taking points off the champions will prove difficult and Blackpool find themselves 8/1 to beat Chelsea.
After the morale-boosting win over Manchester United in the week it’s difficult to see Chelsea slipping up at Bloomfield Road and Carlo Ancelotti’s side are 1/3 to emerge victorious.
Blackpool have won just one of their six games against teams in the top five this season and Fernando Torres should find himself picking up his first win against Blackpool on Monday night.
But Torres will have his work cut out as Blackpool have scored in every match at Bloomfield Road this season and Chelsea will have to score twice if they are to win – both sides to score is available at 4/5.
Torres has already scored against Blackpool this season and is 1/2 to open his Chelsea account on Monday night, but Nicolas Anelka is the better bet to score any time at 1/1.
With the wealth of attacking talent at Chelsea’s disposal, the Blackpool defence is in for a torrid time on Monday night and a 3-1 Chelsea win looks the pick of the scoring markets and is priced at 9/1.
The 5/6 for more goals in the second half also looks a great bet considering Chelsea’s penchant for scoring late goals and Blackpool’s penchant for conceding late goals.
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