Chelsea football club are one of the most successful teams of the Premier League era and are always among the favourites to take the title when the markets are declared at the start of the season.
They are multiple FA Cup winners too and the club have also claimed European Football’s elite domestic prize, the Champions League. They are a popular choice for the TV cameras and inevitably that will lead to a host of enhanced offers based around this London side.
Chelsea are a relatively new club and among a select few who were formed in the 20th century. They played their first game in 1905 and have been based in the Stamford Bridge area of West London for their entire existence. A promotion to the old English first division came in their second ever season and Chelsea have been around the top flight ever since. Relegations have been part of life at times but the club have been an ever present in the new Premier League and it’s unlikely we will see them drop down for many years – if at all.
Prior to that Premier League era, trophies were won on a sporadic basis with a first division title in 1955 and their first ever FA Cup win in 1970. Before the English leagues were re-organised, Chelsea’s most notable triumph came with a European Cup Winners Cup victory in 1970/71.
Chelsea enjoyed some success prior to the start of the Premier League in the early 1990’s but undoubtedly they have really grown as a club in the last 20 years. The arrival of Billionaire owner Roman Abramovich gave various managers the type of transfer funding that others could only dream about and they therefore could purchase the best players around with the highest fees and biggest salaries.
The club won their first Premiership title under Jose Mourinho and in addition to the first division championship that they won back in the 1950’s, they have now taken the top flight crown on five separate occasions.
They took the Champions League title in 2012 and have won five FA Cups since 2000 so there is no doubt that Chelsea’s Golden Period is taking place right now.
Chelsea’s performances in major competitions over the last four seasons are documented below:
|Season||Premier league||FA Cup||Champions League|
|2015/16||10th||6th round||Round of 16|
|2014/15||Winners||4th round||Round of 16|
|2013/14||3rd||5th round||Quarter Finals|
There’s no doubt that 2015/16 was a poor season for the club but with Antonio Conte back in charge, Chelsea are genuine title contenders once again and we can expect more trophies to land at Stamford Bridge in the very near future.
Chelsea’s most potent striker is also their most controversial: Diego Costa is a Spanish international whose goals have been vital to the club’s success and he was a major part of the side that last won the Premier League trophy in 2016/17.
When he isn’t either injured or suspended, we should therefore expect to see Costa’s name linked with a number of price boosts in the individual goal scorer markets. Costa now has an effective strike partner in Pedro so we may also see his name being mentioned while Eden Hazard is the most potent goal scoring threat from midfield.
There are attacking options across the pitch and even centre half David Luiz has a keen eye for goal so if you see any combined price boosts, they may well list Chelsea to win and over the 3.5 goal line. Alternatively, you may also find a whole host of these that are tailored around any of these players in the individual goal scorer betting.
With Chelsea improving greatly under new manager Antonio Conte, it looks as though the poor campaign in 2015/16 will be quickly forgotten. As the club headed into 2017, they had a considerable lead at the top of the Premiership and the manager will be taking the FA Cup seriously as he looks to add to that trophy cabinet.
From a betting perspective, this will undoubtedly lead to a great number of enhanced Chelsea offers in the months and years that lie ahead.