Chelsea visit The Emirates Stadium for a Capital One Cup clash on Tuesday night, and Mourinho has threatened to bring out his youth team, although we should see a few familiar faces in the team seeing as this is a competition close to the heart of the Chelsea manager.
Sky Bet offer a best price of 8/5 to win this match, and they will be facing an Arsenal team which will undoubtedly have several changes from the usual. Wenger will surely give at least a couple of his players a break after the fast start to the season.
The starting line up will see a return of jack Wilshere with Tomas Rosicky likely to appear in midfield. Nicklas Bendtner is looking for a chance and he can be backed at 17/2 to open the scoring.
Wenger must be well aware of the lack of silverware in recent seasons so this competition will be taken seriously. Paddy Power offer 13/8 for a Gunners victory, however Chelsea possess a larger squad and players such as Juan Mata, Willian and Samuel Eto’o will likely be called upon. Eto’o is offered at odds of 8/1 to score the first goal for what should be a very entertaining match. Neither team will relish the prospect of extra-time or penalties, so a thrilling game is anticipated.
The bookmakers are finding it difficult to decide which team will likely see their way through to the quarter finals of the tournament, and Chelsea are 10/11 to reach that stage, although with their large squad it is more than likely they will feature in the finals.
Arsenal v Chelsea is shown live on Sky Sports 1 with kick off at 7:45pm
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