Chelsea have just 5 matches left this season, what are the chances they win all 5?
The Blues are in incredible form, and genuinely look like one of the top 2 or 3 teams in Europe at the moment. They’re in the Champions League final after seeing off both Atletico and Real Madrid along with Porto; while they’ve just beaten Manchester City in the FA Cup final and the Premier League to put themselves in position for a grandstand finale.
Most soccer betting sites have the Blues at about 20/1 to win all 5 of their remaining games. That means beating Arsenal at home on Wednesday night in the league, then Leicester in the FA Cup final this weekend.
Doable? Very. After that it’s the league match against Leicester, which could be the game where we guarantee our Champions League place for next season. The Foxes are fading, and if we kept the momentum from a cup win going we could see us beating them twice.
Then we’d have to beat Aston Villa in the league too, which might seem an easier fixture, but could also be a banana skin, given all our attention will be on the following weekend’s Champions League final against Man City.
We can only imagine the tension if a hopeful Blue had put a big wedge on that 20/1 bet, only to see it come down to that last game. We’ve beaten Pep’s team twice in the last month, and confidence will be high. But you would be a very brave man to bet on the former Barcelona coach being bested three times on the spin.
To do that, and to seal a fifth win in this last 5, would surely seal Thomas Tuchel’s 6 month turnaround as the most astonishing in recent football history, and would hand the German coach a historic double just a few months after arriving at the club.
And maybe Chelsea would even be installed as favourites for next season’s league title, having bested this season’s top team so many times in quick succession, as well as brushing aside some of Europe’s giants.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves – one game at a time, starting with Arsenal, is the attitude we need, and we have full faith in Tuchel to keep the squad focused through this final stretch. They’re so close now – but could still so easily end the season empty handed. That would be all the harder to take after such an astonishing run to this point.