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Wednesday night sees two sides who won their open Premier League games this season, Chelsea and Aston Villa, meet at Stamford bridge. What is the best opportunity for bettors to profit from this clash?

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Both Teams to score: Yes Evens with BoyleSports

Chelsea are prohibitive 2/7 favourites to win the game, which is not surprising. After all the facile victory at the weekend against Hull City continued Mourinho’s trend of being unbeaten at home in the Premier League as Chelsea manager. In that games there were signs that the Mourinho Chelsea style was back. Take the lead, create lots of chances and then settle back and control the game once ahead.

A little research reveals that of Mourninho’s 114 games as Chelsea Manager 42 have been won 1-0 or 2-0 which attests to a pragmatic approach when ahead, and of course a top class back five. This approach is a change from the Chelsea of last season and, for what its worth, likely to different to a Pellegrini Manchester City and is a trend from which we should be able to profit over the season in bets such as “Chelsea to win to nil” and “unders”

Aston Villa pulled off THE result of the opening weekend by winning 3-1 at Arsenal. Villa flirted with relegation for much of last season and only Benteke’s 16 goals kept them afloat. They struggled with a young team, especially in defence where they conceded the most goals in the division.

This season heralds more optimism. These young players are maturing fast and there is no shortage of talent in the line-up. This is notable going forward where two speedsters Agbonlahor and Weimann play off Benteke. The trio, particularly Agbonlahor, caused the Arsenal defence many problems with their pace on the counter attack.

Will they do the same to Chelsea? The consensus suggests they won’t. In the “Both Teams to score” Market “No” is the 4/5 favourite. I’d like to think this is incorrect and that Villa have enough to trouble Chelsea’s defence and, if not win the game, at least score a goal.

Priced as the less likely outcome of the two, this appears interesting to me and more value than having to accept 8/15 on Overs in the popular “Over/Under 2.5 goals” market for example, where there is evidence from Mourinho’s past spell that he’s quite happy to win 1-0 or 2-0 if required!

Still, I expect Aston Villa to score. No surprise, I expect Chelsea’s fantastic array of attacking talent to score too and for Both Teams to Score.

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Both Teams to score: Yes Evens with BoyleSports