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 defeat to Manchester City, which now leaves them 10th. In fact, they are equidistant to the relegation zone and the top four. Potter needs a bit of magic.

So it’s not a surprise to see Chelsea as long as 6/1 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 2022/2023 season here:

Club Chance Paddy Power
Man Utd 84.46% 1/8
Newcastle 50.99% 4/6
Liverpool 34.75% 13/5
Tottenham 17.08% 16/5
Brighton 7.03%  9/1
Chelsea 5.43% 11/1
Probability % provided by StatsPerform
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Chelsea sign Joao Felix on loan

Perhaps that magic will come from Joao Felix. Chelsea have been linked with a number of attacking players since Boehly took over and in the summer signed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Raheem Sterling, with the Blues seriously struggling in front of goal.

Unfortunately neither signing has been the turning point Chelsea had hoped for, so January presented another opportunity for the Blues to bolster their attack – particularly after Armando Broja was ruled out for the season with an ACL injury. First came David Datro Fofana, signed from Norwegian side Molde, and the Ivorian has already made his Chelsea debut off the bench in their 4-0 FA Cup defeat to Manchester City.

And the second attacking signing has been made, with Chelsea confirming the arrival of Joao Felix on loan from Atletico Madrid until the end of the season. The Blues haven’t been averse to a loan signings in recent seasons and they have had some success. Mateo Kovacic starred in his loan spell under Maurizio Sarri and the move was later made permanent, with the Croatian now one of the Blues’ best midfielders. Saul did not fare too well on loan from Atletico Madrid but this season, while he took some time to actually get a game, Denis Zakaria is playing his way towards a potential permanent move.

So Chelsea will be hoping Joao Felix is more Kovacic than Saul, and more like the player Atletico Madrid signed from Benfica than the one that has featured under Diego Simeone. In 123 games across La Liga and European competitions for Atletico Madrid, Joao Felix has scored 32 goals and provided 15 assists, averaging 0.59 goal involvements per 90 minutes. In his final season at Benfica, which earned him the move and the Golden Boy award, Felix averaged 0.73 goals scored per 90 minutes and 0.32 assists in the Primeira Liga and Europa League.

Felix will wear the No.11 shirt vacated by Timo Werner when he left for RB Leipzig in the summer, and spoke of his excitement in joining Chelsea.

“I am a player who wants to have the ball and play with happiness,” Felix told his new club’s media channel upon joining.

“I am really excited and it’s a dream come true.

“Chelsea is one of the great teams in the world and I hope to help the team reach their objectives, so I am very, very happy to be here and very excited to play at Stamford Bridge.”

But not everyone is excited about the deal, with some Chelsea fans pointing out the fact that it’s a short-term loan – especially as Felix has also signed a new contract with Atletico Madrid until 2017 before departing.

“I’m sorry can anyone explain to me why we are spending 11million on a half season LOAN with no option to buy??” wrote Reddit user yglaflamee.

Isthisthingonorwhat added: “Am I the only one who doesn’t like this deal? i get we are destroyed with injuries but surely we can find something else other than a 11 million 5 month loan.”

“Absolutely not the only one who dislikes the deal. Stinks of desperation. How will he have anything above bare-minimum motivation to play for us with his new contract?

“Would love to be wrong but it just feels like Pato 2.0”

Others pointed out an error in Chelsea’s announcement:

While the Twitter announcement came at 12:17pm GMT on Wednesday, it is likely that the deal was concluded and he was officially registered before then. Providing it was all in the bag before 12pm (which is most likely), then Felix would be available to face Fulham on Thursday.

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 three point sbehind sixth-placed Liverpool, they are part of a group of seven teams all separated by six points which also includes the impressive Brighton.

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 1/1.

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.

Club Paddy Power William Hill Sky Bet
Manchester City 13/8 13/8 2/1
Bayern Munich 16/1 6/1 13/2
PSG 7/1 7/1 7/1
Liverpool 9/1 9/1 9/1
Napoli 10/1 11/1 12/1
Real Madrid 11/1 10/1 10/1
Chelsea 12/1 14/1 18/1
Tottenham 16/1 18/1 20/1
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