Despite their catastrophic start to 2018, Chelsea are still favourites to beat West Brom on Monday night.
In fact, if you search for Chelsea betting tips, you’ll see the exact same thing. The Blues are at 1.4 to beat the Baggies at home, meaning the odds makers think they’ve got a 60%+ chance of victory.
Anyone who’s seen Antonio Conte’s men playing in the last few weeks will be seriously considering backing the Baggies as serious outsiders, or at the very least the draw at more than 5/1. The Blues have looked utterly awful in every area of their performances and the bad mood in the camp means that a serious turnaround looks unlikely.
However, the bookies aren’t often wrong, and clearly the shocking situation West Brom find themselves in has convinced them that the Blues simply can’t throw this one away.
Alan Pardew’s men are rock bottom in the table and for all of Chelsea’s issues, they are still a cut above the Baggies. It will be a desperate game for two teams at opposite ends of the table, and there’s no doubt of the importance of the match for both sides.