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Chelsea Premier League outright odds as Todd Boehly plots Bundesliga raid

By Dean Smith

Chelsea Premier League outright odds as Todd Boehly plots Bundesliga raid

Published: 20:00, 1 January 2023 | Updated: 19:03, 3 February 2023

Chelsea are under new ownership and new management for 2022/23 following Todd Boehly’s takeover and Graham Potter’s subsequent appointment after Thomas Tuchel was given the boot. Get the latest Chelsea betting odds here.

Chelsea Top Four Finish odds

When Chelsea started the 2021/22 season they will have undoubtedly been dreaming of a Premier League title challenge. After all, they were the defending European champions and had just signed Romelu Lukaku, viewed as the last piece of their puzzle, with the lack of a goalscorer the one thing keeping them from contesting.

But after leading the table in December, the Blues ended the campaign fighting for their spot in the top four and and at times it looked as though they would throw it away. In the end, third was secured, with Chelsea finishing five points clear of fifth-placed Arsenal, sealing their spot in the top four thanks to the poor performances of their rivals rather than their own quality at the end of the campaign.

Nevertheless, a top four finish was secured, Chelsea’s fourth in a row after finishing fifth in the 2017/18 campaign which cost title-winner Antonio Conte his job. In fact, Chelsea’s worst two finishes in the past 10 seasons have come with the Blues as defending champions, also finishing 10th in 2015/16.

Things didn’t exactly get off to the best of starts for 2022/23, mind. Following two defeats and a draw from their opening six Premier League games and what ultimately proved a fatal loss to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League, Boehly channeled his inner Gino Pozzo to sack Tuchel a month into the new campaign.

Potter was appointed from Brighton for an unprecedented fee paid for a Premier League manager, and the English coach has made a solid start to his tenure, recording back-to-back wins over Crystal Palace and Wolves to see Chelsea sit in fourth, and not to mention a recent double over Milan in the Champions League.

However, things have since gone awry with the Blues picking up one win from their last seven Premier League games, leaving them sitting outside the Champions League places.


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 win 2022/23 Premier League odds

The Blues currently sit fourth after a hugely disruptive start to the campaign. But could they possibly challenge for the title? Well, the west Londoners currently sit eight points adrift of table-toppers Arsenal, which already seems a wide points chasm, but they do have a game in hand on their M25 neighbours.

Should they win that match, then of course, they will only be five points off the Gunners and four points behind reigning champions Manchester City (who are currently in second and have also played a game extra). With both home and away fixtures to contest against Arsenal and City, this title race is still wide open.

Since winning the Premier League title in 2016/17, Chelsea have not finished higher than third, with last season the closest they have been to top spot at the end of the campaign. While the Blues have finished 19 points behind the title winners in each of the past two seasons, 2021/22 was slightly better as they finished third compared to fourth in 2020/21.

Sky Bet are currently offering odds of 28/1 for Chelsea to win the 2022/23 Premier League.

Chelsea odds to win the Champions League

Chelsea were the last English team to win the Champions League and went into the 2021/22 campaign as defending European champions, having beat Man City in the 2020/21 final.

They didn’t fare too badly last season either, despite only making it to the quarter-finals. As defending champions, many would have expected Chelsea to top their group but Tuchel’s side finished second thanks to a draw on the final day, finishing behind Juventus with four wins, one draw and one defeat.

The second-placed finish actually helped Chelsea though, as they drew Lille in the last 16 and beat the French champions 4-1 on aggregate to set up a quarter-final with Real Madrid. After being torn apart in the first leg, Chelsea fought back from 3-1 down to lead 4-3 with 15 minutes to go but they eventually tired, allowed Real Madrid to equalise and then win in extra-time.

An agonising defeat but one of promise for a Chelsea side that had been stuttering. They are currently sixth-favourites to lift a third continental gong after recovering from their opening-day defeat to Zagreb in Croatia, which ultimately cost European-winning coach Tuchel his job.

Potter followed up with a limp 1-1 draw to Red Bull Salzburg on matchday two, with the Blues propping up the Group E table at the time, but they have since recorded back-to-back wins over Italian champions Milan to ultimately win the group and they now have a date with Borussia Dortmund in the Round of 16.

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.

 

Other Chelsea Premier League odds

One market that could be of interest to Chelsea is their transfer odds, given Boehly’s early spending habits. It is believed the club have already signed Christopher Nkunku to a pre-contract agreement for the 2023/24 season, activating his £52.7m release clause from RB Leipzig, but he isn’t the only Bundesliga player the club reportedly have their sights on.

Nkunku’s Leipzig team-mate Josko Gvardiol is also thought to be in Boehly’s crosshairs, while German publication Bild have suggested Chelsea want to sign England sensation Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund. Sky Bet are offering odds of 20/1 for Chelsea to sign Bellingham in January.

Returning to Nkunku, though, and looking at his early-season numbers in conjunction with Chelsea’s most prominent attacking forces this campaign, Raheem Sterling and Mason Mount, you can see why Boehly would want the Parisian. He comes out on top in the league per 90 minutes for goals, non-penalty goals and shots, underling his proficiency in the opposition penalty area. Nkunku is the more refined playmaker, though not by much, creating 1.9 chances per 90 to Sterling’s 1.8, while the Frenchman comes out on top for fouls won, highlighting his take-on qualities, which are ahead of Mount (1) and Sterling (1.1).

There are also reports Kylian Mbappe wants to leave PSG in the winter market, and Paddy Power are offering 14/1 for him to pitch up at Stamford Bridge.

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