Reigning Premier League champions Chelsea were on the ropes last weekend. Being 3-0 down and a man down at home against Burnley at half time, the Blues went on to pick up two red cards in the match. Gary Cahill was dismissed in the first half and then Cesc Fabregas got his marching orders for a second yellow card after the break.
Still, to their credit the Blues at least mounted some kind of fight back as they pulled two goals back and it would have been three if Alvaro Morata hadn’t have stuck his boot in from an offside position.
Chelsea need to show some character as they head off to Wembley to take on Spurs on the weekend. This is a huge London derby so early in the season and Chelsea have failed to win any of their last four league away games at Spurs as well (D2 L2). Last season they were beaten 2-0 at White Hart Lane by the Lilywhites and with the suspensions, injuries and the lack of depth in their squad due to strange summer of transfers and lack of transfers, the Blues are going as underdogs for this one to the tune of 5/2 at Ladbrokes.
Spurs are justifiable favourites (21/20), but last season the Blues took Spurs out in the FA Cup at Wembley and that was without some of their stronger players in the starting line up. They showed great character and temperament on the day and they need all the fight that they can muster up in this one. No points after their opening two games of a title defence would be unthinkable for them.
Ladbrokes Chelsea To Win Price Boost
New customers registering with Ladbrokes can back Chelsea at a massive price boost of 25/1 to get a win on the board against Spurs on Sunday evening. Plus on top of that, there is even insurance on the bet as well, because you would get your lost stake back if the bet loses.
Terms of the Offer
This is only for new customers who sign up for a new Ladbrokes account and make a minimum deposit of £5. After doing that, place your first bet as a single bet of £1 on Chelsea to beat Tottenham (25/1). If your bet wins, then Ladbrokes will go and settle your bet at the original price and then credit the additional winnings to your account, as a free bet within 24 hours.
If your bet loses, then instead Ladbrokes will refund your £1 stake as a free bet. This offer is for a £1 stake only and it will be available until kick off at 16:00 on Sunday 20th August 2017.