Chelsea well placed to seal top-four finish when season resumes

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard

Chelsea remain highly fancied to get the job done and clinch a top-four finish if the season restarts.

While the Premier League is almost done and dusted with Liverpool 1/100 to win the league, once “Project Restart” commences some sites on MTS will have unique betting props for the remainder of the season. 

The odds to finish within the top four is more competitive, with Chelsea, Man United and Wolves all aiming to secure that vital Champions League spot.

Chelsea have had their ups and downs this season but remain in the driving seat for that all-important fourth place.

Abraham has delivered

One of the biggest reasons for Chelsea’s relative success this season is that Tammy Abraham has delivered.

It was a bold call by Frank Lampard to give the young striker his big chance – and Abraham has repaid him handsomely.

Abraham has had injury problems and Chelsea’s other attacking options have been limited, meaning they have been heavily reliant on him.

But his goals have made all the difference for Lampard’s side and look like they will be enough to secure their Champions League place.

The good news for Chelsea is that Abraham was being troubled by an ankle injury prior to matches being suspended and is likely to be fully fit by the time games restart. 

Youngsters take their chance

Abraham isn’t the only Chelsea youngster to have delivered for Chelsea since being given a chance by Lampard.

Mason Mount was another homegrown player given his chance to shine and the midfielder has made the most of it, establishing himself for Chelsea and also breaking into the England side.

Billy Gilmour is another great option in midfield – the teenage Scot really has looked like a quality player in the first team.

And defenders Fikayo Tomori and Reece James have also caught the eye for the Blues this season. James in particular has been hugely impressive at right-back and looks very much like a long-term replacement for skipper Cesar Azpilicueta. 

More to come

Of course there are two other academy products ready to play their part once games resume: Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Both players have had to work their way back to fitness following ruptured Achilles tendons and the break in matches will give them more time.

Hudson-Odoi had been rediscovering his sharpness, while Loftus-Cheek’s return was a huge bonus. Both players will be a huge boost to Lampard’s options once matches return. 

Chelsea can therefore feel very confident that they will be in the Champions League next season. The future looks bright for them and Lampard can feel well pleased with his first season at the helm.