This could turn out to be a real problem for José Mourinho and the reality is that we can’t win everything – no matter how much we’d like to.
So let’s have a look at the markets for each of the competitions Chels are involved in to see if we can spot any value. After all, the bookmakers don’t often get it wrong.
With 32Red, as an example, we’re as short as 9/4 to win the League Cup. This looks too short because if there’s one trophy we aren’t quite as bothered about as the others, it’s that one. So there’s surely no great value there.
Moving from the bottom up, next up is the FA Cup. Here, we’re 9/2 favourites with 32Red. Surely, the same principle holds true here? Chelsea have a record in the FA Cup over the last decade absolutely second to none – and it is a wonderful trophy for us to win. Mourinho won it with the Blues himself back in 2007 – so it’s clearly a trophy he takes very seriously. But if we’re being completely honest, this is the second on the list of ones we’d lose if we had to.
Now this brings us to a difficult question; which is the better trophy to win, the Premier League or the Champions League? Of course it’s a moot point, as you’d always get different responses from different fans. The Champions League is the harder to win – but it also owes a little more to luck than the Premier League.
Hopefully, Chelsea will win them both, but “the special one” probably wants the European trophy more. In the Premier League, 32Red has us down at just under 4-1 third favourites behind Man City and Arsenal. This looks like better value given the amount of trophies we’re hunting. The same bookmaker in the Champions League, meanwhile, gives us a 13½-1 chance of winning the Champions League. Now this really looks like a good value bet. Ahead of Chels in the market are Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid, as you’d imagine. But José will do absolutely everything he can to win this one – and that in itself is enough to warrant a wager.
And there may be a good way to make that a free bet. If you check out slots at 32Red.com, you’ll quickly see that you can pocket an enormous welcome bonus of £32 for each £10 deposited.
So if you play carefully at games with the best chance of winning – you may have a chance of multiplying your win many times over with the same bookmaker if Chels can do the business in Europe. And with a free bet, it has to be worth a go.