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Chelsea vs Middlesbrough- Premier League preview and odds


Published on: 08/05/2017

A 3-0 win away to Everton last week moved Chelsea to within touching distance of the Premier League title. And with Closest rivals Tottenham Hotspur losing at West Ham on Friday night, the Blues can put one hand on the trophy with a win against their bottom-three opponents on Monday.

The Londoners have now scored seven goals in the two games they have played since falling at Old Trafford and finally kept a clean sheet after conceding in each of the previous 12 games.

Meanwhile, Middlesbrough will arrive in London unbeaten in two following a win against Sunderland and a draw against Manchester City, both on home soil. Away from the Riverside Stadium, their form leaves a lot to be desired with just two points and two goals scored in their last seven matches.

Boro will have been boosted by Hull City`s defeat at home to Sunderland on Saturday but Swansea City`s win over Everton still leaves them seven points from safety with three left to play. Since Aitor Karanka departed in March, the clubÂ’s points per game ratio has dropped from 0.81 to 0.43, the worst of any team in the league during the same spell.

Team news

Chelsea:

Injured - David Luiz (knock).

Middlesbrough:

Injured - Victor Valdes (rib).

Doubtful - Grant Leadbitter (tight hamstring), Daniel Ayala (ankle sprain).

Recent form (League)

Chelsea: WWLWW

Middlesbrough: DWLLD

Betting odds and tips

Chelsea have won all but two of their home matches this season and scored at least one goal in every single one of them.

Meanwhile, Middlesbrough have lost their last 16 away matches and failed to score in seven of the last eight.

You can back Chelsea to Win to Nil draw at 4/6 with Bet365.

By Neil Morris

Published on: 08/05/2017

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (08/05/2017 04:56:04) but are subject to change.