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Bet of the Day: Back Chelsea to ease past Norwich in cup replay

Richard Marsh | 17 January 2018

Blues have been tough to break down

The FA Cup third round replays continue tonight, with a trio of Premier League sides hosting lower-tier opposition.

Chelsea are the biggest team in action, as they welcome Championship side Norwich City to Stamford Bridge. The winner will host Newcastle United in round four.

Things may have gone a bit stale for the Blues, but they’re unbeaten in 10 and should have enough in hand here. Coral’s Bet of the Day is Chelsea -1 @ 3/4.

Away goals scarce at the Bridge

Since the 0-0 draw at Carrow Road, Chelsea have seen both of their two subsequent games also end goalless.

So while they haven’t been scoring, they’ve also kept things tight at the back. Antonio Conte’s side have conceded just one goal in their last six at Stamford Bridge.

Norwich have been going well of late, but have won only two of their last eight on the road. So they could struggle up against Chelsea’s resolute back-line.

The hosts are a handy Evens to win to nil, while Coral are 20/23 about the Half-Time/Full-Time market.

Correct scores appeal

Both sides will likely see this game as a drain on their resources, so don’t expect a classic.

But that does mean that the correct score market could be a smart option to pursue.

A 1-0 home win looks good at 13/2, although the 5/1 on a 2-0 Chelsea victory looks more likely.

As for a goalscorer, Michy Batshuayi should start again, despite failing to net in the initial tie.

The Belgian is 11/4 to open the scoring, and 3/4 anytime. Willian could offer good value too. The set-piece expert is 11/2 to net first and 17/10 at any point in the game.

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing