Middlesbrough vs Chelsea Premier League Free Betting Tip
November 18, 2016
Chelsea to win with a clean sheet @ 29/20 with Bet Stars
Chelsea went into the international break in outstanding form, dropping the mic after delivering a five star performance in a spectacular beating of Everton. Antonio Conte’s switch to a 3-4-3 has reinvigorated the Blues are an early season wobble set off by defeat at Arsenal.
Middlesbrough also come into this game on the back of good results. A home victory over Bournemouth was sandwiched by points away to Arsenal and Manchester City. Aitor Karanka is shaping his side into a solid, counter-attacking outfit and won’t fear the Blues.
Boro’s cause is boosted by the absence of the Premier League’s top scorer, Diego Costa. The forward picked up a groin injury on Spain duty and will miss this match as a result. Eden Hazard, however, will be available despite suffering a knock to his calf during the international break. Middlesbrough have a fully-fit squad to pick from.
Can the promoted side continue climbing up the table with a result against an in-form Chelsea side? Or will Antonio Conte seize a potential Liverpool slip-up at Southampton to go top?
We’re backing the latter with Michy Batshuayi taking his chance to impress.
Middlesbrough XI: Valdes, Barragan, Chambers, Gibson, Friend, Forshaw, Clayton, Traore, Ramirez, Downing, Negredo
Chelsea XI: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Pedro, Hazard, Batshuayi