Football Tips: Werner to shine in our 18/1 Bet Builder for Chelsea v Leicester

Our footie tipster Andrew Cunneen fancies Chelsea to get revenge against Leicester.

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In many ways, this Chelsea and Leicester game feels like the game of the season doesn’t it? And that’s funny because they just played out the FA Cup final last weekend, yet here we are again – seeing the two battle it out to avoid being overtaken by Liverpool for fourth spot.

The psychology on display here is huge and if top four is really the aim for Brendan Rodgers, then he’s got to be worried about Leicester having to raise it once more against Chelsea when the Blues will clearly have the extra motivation of being beaten on a big occasion, as well as claiming home advantage this time around.

20:15: Chelsea v Leicester
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And the presence of Liverpool makes this even more fun than if it were simply themselves fighting it out for one spot. Yes, a point for the Foxes here certainly does far more for them than it would for Chelsea but that doesn’t mean, with Spurs waiting in the wings, they can be sure of four points from these two games.

Both sides are going to have to attack and you can almost sense Jurgen Klopp breathing down their necks in anticipation. Who blinks first?

Chelsea to Win

It’s just the chip on the shoulder element, really. And the fact that they know they simply have to win while Leicester could realistically draw this game and still get top four.

While the urgings of Tuchel didn’t produce silverware last weekend, that’s more speaking to the nature of Cup football than anything else and there is, without doubt, a greater good coming to the fore at the club.

Chelsea have the better XI. They’ve the more experienced manager in the big moments. They’ve home advantage. They’ve the post-Cup final blues bounce. There’s too many signs pointing towards a Chelsea victory to ignore.

Half-Time: Draw

But that comfort of parity for as long as you can have it will ultimately seep in because, as of right now, that killer instinct that Tuchel’s sides are known for isn’t present in south London.

This will be a fine example of how far they’ve come, but they’d much rather avoid being overly adventurous and having Leicester pick them off like they do to so many other teams and then run at them in the second half. That should be the plan.

Thomas Tuchel

Both Teams to Score

Just try and stop them, really. Yeah you can make the point that a single Youri Tielemans goal was the difference between the sides in Wembley but that’s largely down to the occasion and how you play it.

Chelsea have to win this game in 90 minutes and the more they have to win it, the likelier Leicester are to score – so pencil this one in as a surefire leg despite the overly-generous price on offer.

Timo Werner to Score Anytime

If there’s one weakness in Leicester, it’s defending against sides who understand playing on the shoulder in the final third, between full-back and centre half. Werner hasn’t been the raging success everyone envisaged but he has flashed his brilliance on numerous occasions and I feel like this fixture is set up for him.

Wouldn’t that be the perfect ending to the season for Roman Abramovich’s financial justification?

Chelsea v Leicester betting tips:

Chelsea to Win
Half-Time: The Draw
Both Teams to Score
Timo Werner to Score Anytime

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