Chelsea favourites to win FA Cup


Chelsea are Premier League title favourites and now they head the betting market to win the 2016/17 FA Cup after drawing Brentford in the fourth round of the competition.

The Blues have been handed another home tie against lower-league opposition, although this match resembles a local derby of sorts and the Bees will be out to cause an upset at Stamford Bridge.

Nevertheless, Antonio Conte’s side are 5.00 (4/1) with bet365 to secure this piece of silverware, with the Italian able to call upon some strong reserve team players in the FA Cup.

Manchester City are 6.50 (11/2) with William Hill after being drawn away to Crystal Palace or Bolton, with the Eagles favourites to go through after drawing 0-0 at the Macron Stadium.

Pep Guardiola is seemingly intent on taking this competition seriously and we also know that Jose Mourinho wants to win as many trophies as possible, with Manchester United available at 6.00 (5/1) BetVictor to go all the way and they have been drawn at home to Wigan Athletic.

The big guns all remain in the competition at this stage, with Liverpool a 7.50 (13/2) shot to win potentially a first piece of silverware since Jurgen Klopp took charge, with the Reds already in the EFL Cup semi-finals.

They don’t look great value if Klopp is going to insist on fielding a team of youngsters in every match and the goalless draw with Plymouth just adds to a congested fixture list for the next few weeks.

Arsenal are slightly bigger at 8.00 (7/1) and the Gunners have been pitched away to Southampton or Norwich City, with the London side having come from behind to win 2-1 at Preston North End on Saturday.

Tottenham could be the team to back at 8.00 (7/1) considering they look impossible to beat at the moment, with Spurs being drawn at home to Wycombe Wanderers, something which won’t be lost on Stourbridge who were beaten by the Chairboys on Saturday.

Leicester City are a 26.00 (25/1) chance with bet365 and perhaps Claudio Ranieri can take his Foxes team all the way in this competition after achieving the unthinkable with the Midlands side last season. However, they have a tricky trip to Derby in the next round.

At a much bigger price, Fulham are worthy of consideration, with the Cottagers drawing Hull City in the next round and a victory would take them into the last sixteen and with a lively chance. They are priced at 151.00 (150/1).

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