Can Wenger stop Mourinho’s great run? We don’t think so

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will be aiming to protect his unbeaten record against his opposite number Arsene Wenger in Saturday’s big derby.charlie-mcCann_Aff

The Gunners beat north London rivals Tottenham 1-0 at the weekend but were far from impressive, and we make Chelsea the 37/40 odds-on favourites, Arsenal 7/2 and the draw 5/2.

Stamford Bridge has been a fortress in the league under Mourinho with the Blues’ unbeaten run stretching to 76 games under the Portuguese maestro’s stewardship and he should be able to extend that run.

Didier Drogba returned to the Bridge to a hero’s reception in midweek but he and his Galatasaray side were readily put to one side by an efficient Blues performance, Chelsea winning 2-0 and going through to the quarter-finals 3-1 on aggregate.

Chelsea remain 12/1 for Champions League success with BetVictor and are 1/2 in a match bet with Manchester United – the Red Devils 6/4 to go further than them with United clipped into 20/1 to lift the trophy (from 50s) after a 3-0 defeat of Olympiakos on Wednesday.

Nevertheless, Chelsea’s bread and butter is the Premier League and a 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa saw them eased out to 2/1 for the title after a disappointing afternoon that saw two players and the manager sent off.

Chelsea’s defence has been the bedrock of their ascent to the top of the table and they look a fair bet at 85/40 to win Saturday’s game to nil with BetVictor, and a repeat of the midweek’s 2-0 scoreline even more tempting at 17/2.

It is these types of games that see skipper John Terry lead by example and it would be no surprise to see him pop up with a goal; 25/1 to score the opener and 9/1 to score at any time.

By the way, your stake will be refunded as a free bet if a red card is brandished!

Meanwhile, Fulham lifted their survival chances with a 1-0 defeat of Newcastle at Craven Cottage.

The win was the Whites’ first in the Premier League since New Year’s Day and the first since Felix Magath took over as manager last month.

But they face a daunting task away to title favourites Manchester City, who got back on track with a 2-0 win against Hull in a feisty encounter at the KC Stadium last week.

BetVictor make City the extremely warm 1/6 favourites, Fulham 18/1 and the draw 15/2.

Don’t be surprised to see the teams go in at the break level, which is 23/10.

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