Chelsea To Secure A Comfortable Champions League Win Against Qarabag

Chelsea make their return to the Champions League on Tuesday night after missing last season's competition and they begin life in Group C with a home game against Azerbaijani side FC Qarabag at Stamford Bridge...

  • Alvaro Morata has scored six goals in his last six appearances for club and country
  • Qarabag have won 4 of their past 13 European away games - Drawn 2, Lost 7
Tuesday 12th September - 7.45pm OddsWon/LostBet
Chelsea v Qarabag    
Tips Chelsea to win 3-0    Best Bet @ 5 / 1  

The Return

The Premier League champions are back in the group stages of Europe's premier competition for a fifteenth time and they head into this opening match as 1/10 favourites (Betfair). Antonio Conte will recognise the importance of starting with a big win as sterner tests against Atletico Madrid and Rome lie in store.

The London side certainly go into this game in good form as they have won three league games on the bounce following their 2-1 win at Leicester on Saturday, which saw Eden Hazard return from injury and Alvaro Morata continue his fine run of scoring form.
Match Odds:

Morata On Fire

The Spanish striker has scored three goals (all with his head) for Chelsea since joining from Real Madrid and he is 12/5 to be first goalscorer (Bet 365) after notching six goals in his last six appearances for club and country.

Morata can inspire Chelsea to a relatively comfortable win against Qarabag, who came through qualifying to reach the group stages of the Champions League for the first time in their history.

The Azerbaijani side won their domestic title for a fifth time last season but they don't have a great pedigree in Europe as they have failed to get out of the group stages in three Europa League appearances, while they have won only four of their past thirteen away games in Europe (drawn two, lost seven), including a 3-1 defeat to Tottenham when they last visited London in September 2015.

It could be another tough night for them in England this week and a 3-0 win for Chelsea is a stand-out 5/1 with Bet Victor.

Posted: Monday, 11th September 2017
Author: Chris Knight

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