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Chelsea 2022/23 odds: Top four finish, Europa League qualification, top scorer and more

Chelsea 2022/23 odds: Top four finish, outright odds, top scorer and more

Chelsea will be hoping they can re-find form and climb up the Premier League table in the second half of the 2022/23 season. Get the latest Chelsea betting odds here.

Chelsea top four finish odds

At the start of the season, some Chelsea fans may have been hoping for a title push as the Blues had invested heavily in the summer transfer window — the first under Todd Boehly’s ownership. But by the start of September the wheels were starting to fall off, with two league defeats from six and another loss in the Champions League which saw Thomas Tuchel sacked.

The appointment of Graham Potter did look to have remedied that, and the former Brighton boss had an excellent start to life at Chelsea, winning five of his first six matches in charge and going unbeaten in his first nine. However, just three of those victories came in the Premier League and the Blues entered the World Cup break without a win in five.

The first two of those winless matches were draws against Brentford and Manchester United which saw Chelsea drop out of the top four, the latter coming via a late Casemiro equaliser. And then the wheels fell off. Potter’s first defeat came at the hands of former club Brighton, a 4-1 thrashing, which was then followed up by a 1-0 loss to Premier League leaders Arsenal. Although that defeat was perhaps to be expected on form, Chelsea fans were not happy with the performance.

After also losing to Man City in the EFL Cup, Chelsea suffered another 1-0 defeat before the World Cup break, this time to Newcastle at St James’ Park. Things didn’t get much better after the break either.

Although Chelsea did beat Bournemouth on Boxing Day, the Blues followed that up with a draw against Nottingham Forest and defeats to Manchester City and Fulham, which now leaves them 10th — even after picking up four points against Crystal Palace and Liverpool.

But Chelsea have not rested on their laurels, spending big in the January transfer window to bring in Enzo Fernandez, Mykhailo Mudryk, Benoit Badiashile, Noni Madueke, Malo Gusto, Andrey Santos and David Datro Fofana, as well as Joao Felix on loan.

Despite the reinforcements, Chelsea are still a long way off the top four, so it’s not a surprise to see the Blues as long as 9/1 with Paddy Power to finish in the top four season.


Premier League Top Four Odds*

Find the latest Premier League top four odds for the 2023/2024 season here:

Club Sky Bet
Man City 1/100
Liverpool 1/66
Arsenal 1/16
Aston Villa 10/11
Tottenham 1/1
Chelsea 12/1
Brighton 16/1
Newcastle 16/1
Man United 18/1
You have to be 18+ to gamble. All odds within this article are accurate at the time of writing (12:30, 25/01/2024). BeGambleAware.

Chelsea to qualify for the Europa League

As things stand, Chelsea look more likely to succeed in the fight for the Premier League’s top six than they are in the top four – but even then it isn’t guaranteed. While the Blues are only two points behind sixth-placed Brighton, they are part of a group of six teams all separated by three points which also includes Liverpool.

Nevertheless, Chelsea are still odds on to finish in the top six – which would likely guarantee a route to the Europa League – with Sky Bet pricing them at 7/4.

Chelsea odds to win the Champions League

Chelsea’s best route back to the Champions League may actually be winning it this season. The Blues were the last English team to win the Champions League having beat Man City in the 2020/21 final, and they didn’t fare too badly last season, only dropping out at the quarter-finals after an extra-time defeat to Real Madrid.

This season they got off to the worst possible start, managing one point from their opening two games against Dinamo Zagreb and Red Bull Salzburg. However, they truly turned things around thanks to back-to-back wins over AC Milan, adding victories over Zagreb and Salzburg to top Group E.

They now face Borussia Dortmund in the last 16, and the Blues are currently 16/1 to win the Champions League in 2022/23 with Sky Bet.

There were a lot of doubt over who will be representing Chelsea in the Champions League knockout stages. While all of Chelsea’s new arrivals (excluding Malo Gusto who has gone back on loan) will be available to play in the Premier League, either added to the squad or not needing to be registered due to being under 21, it’s a different question in the Champions League.

The Blues are only allowed to add three new players to their Champions League squad, and the competition does not have the same under-21 rules as the Premier League. In the Champions League, under-21 players can go on a club’s B List only if they have also been at the club continuously for two years. So, four of Fernandez, Felix, Mudryk, Badiashile, Madueke, Fofana and Santos will have to sit out in the Champions League.

In the end, Fernandez, Felix, Fofana and Mudryk made the cut. The biggest omission, though, was Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with reports suggesting the club is seeking to move him out.

Chelsea’s squad for the Champions League knockout stage

Goalkeepers: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Marcus Bettinelli, Edouard Mendy

Defenders: Thiago Silva, Trevoh Chalobah, Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Kalidou Koulibaly, César Azpilicueta, Marc Cucurella, Wesley Fofana

Midfielders: Enzo Fernández, N’Golo Kanté, Mateo Kovačić, Christian Pulišić, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Raheem Sterling, Mason Mount, Denis Zakaria, Hakim Ziyech, Conor Gallagher, Carney Chukwuemeka, Charlie Webster, Lewis Hall

Forwards: João Félix, Mykhailo Mudryk, Armando Broja, Kai Havertz

Club Sky Bet
Manchester City 2/1
Bayern Munich 9/2
Arsenal 11/2
Real Madrid 11/2
PSG 11/1
Barcelona 16/1
Inter Milan 20/1
Atletico Madrid 22/1
Borussia Dortmund 33/1
Napoli 33/1
Real Sociedad 50/1
RB Leipzig 66/1
You have to be 18+ to gamble. All odds within this article are accurate at the time of writing (12:30, 25/01/2024). BeGambleAware.

 

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