Tough tasks for QPR and Fulham as Chelsea march on

Chelsea set up a mouthwatering semi-final clash with Barcelona on Wednesday night, but they failed to impress and are out to 10/1 with BetVictor to win their first Champions League after limping into the last four against Benfica.

Barcelona are 5/6 to take a first-leg lead from the Bridge back to Spain with Chelsea 10/3 and the draw 27/10.

Chelsea are 7/2 to make it through to the final in Munich (Barca 1/5) but they will have to be at their very best to resist the irresistible force that is this magnificent side led by, arguably, the greatest player ever to have walked the planet.

Chelsea (2/7) entertain relegation-threatened Wigan (12/1) on Saturday in a game they really must win as they look to sustain their challenge on Arsenal and Spurs for a Champions League slot.

Di Matteo's Chelsea side face an important weekend.

The Blues are currently 5/2 to finish in the top four but need to get all six points over Easter with the west London derby at Craven Cottage on Monday evening.

Chelsea beat the Latics 8-0 in the corresponding fixture back in 2010, but Wigan have picked up seven points from their last three away games and should not be underestimated.

Chelsea are 21/20 for the Fulham game with the hosts 14/5 and the draw at 5/2.

Martin Jol’s side may have little to play for but there will be a white-hot atmosphere to finish the Bank Holiday weekend and I can see goals.

 Three or more goals is priced at 8/11 shot and with Chelsea hitting four at Villa Park last weekend I suggest that’s a fair price.

Ahead of Monday’s televised clash Fulham travel to Lancashire to meet a Bolton side still very much involved in a relegation battle although they are now 11/4 to be playing their football in the Championship next term.

This is a game Bolton will want maximum points from (they travel to Newcastle on Monday) and they are 17/10 favourites with Fulham 7/4 and the draw 12/5 – are top price all three results at the time of writing.

Owen Coyle will hope the visitors have one eye on Monday’s Derby but Fulham played well at Old Trafford in their last game on the road and the bottom line is they are a superior team to Bolton whose fighting spirit and will has been evident both on and off the field in recent weeks.

Rangers remain 4/9 for the drop despite Saturday’s excellent win against Arsenal and they visit Champions elect Manchester United (1/5 to retain Title) at Old Trafford on Saturday before the visit of Swansea on Wednesday.

The Hoops are 18/1 to gain an improbable win at the Theatre Of Dreams but only 13/10 to beat a Swansea side who were favourites for relegation at the start of the campaign but have been a revelation all season with manager Brendan Rodgers 7/5 favourite to be named LMA Manager of the Year.

The game at Old Trafford in many ways is a free one; United have won nine and lost none of their last 12 games against the R’s and have only conceded one goal in their last five home league games so Rangers do have a mountain to overcome, but they must win on Wednesday or their flirtation with the top flight is likely to be a brief one.

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