Chelsea Backed to Beat Rennes in Champions League

Chelsea completely dominated possession in their Champions League in Russia on Wednesday night, with the Blues having over 70% of the ball and they managed to get seven shots on target which resulted in four goals and an emphatic victory against a Krasnodar team who are probably the weakest in the group.

Frank Lampard’s side sit top of their Champions League section going into a double header against Rennes, with the bookies taking no chances about Chelsea’s price for this clash at Stamford Bridge, with the Premier League side having taken the handbrake off after a defensive masterclass at Old Trafford.

Can We Trust Chelsea at 4/11 in the Betting?

Chelsea are trading pretty short to win this game and 4/11 is the best price you can get about the home team beating Rennes on Wednesday 4 November, with the Blues having kept three straight clean sheets in all competitions since a 3-3 draw against Southampton, with Thiago Silva and Edouard Mendy helping to steady the ship.

Silva wasn’t required in Russia as Antonio Rudiger came back into the rearguard to help solidify things, with Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic in the midfield engine room, while Hakim Ziyech started the game and provided plenty of cut and thrust along with Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Chelsea will have come into this clash against Rennes after a difficult goalless draw away to Burnley, although many will expect their squad depth to cater for another positive result and many Champions League accumulators will be packed with Chelsea as the banker selection.

Will Rennes Get Anything From Stamford Bridge Clash?

Rennes are a 17/2 chance to record a surprise victory in west London, with Julien Stephan’s side having played out a 1-1 draw at home to Krasnodar before a narrow 1-0 defeat away to Sevilla. The pressure is on the French side to get some points from their two games against Chelsea although it’s difficult to put a convincing argument together for them to win.

Rennes actually began the season in an encouraging fashion, enjoying a string of four consecutive victories although the wheels have fallen off since a 3-0 triumph away to St Etienne towards the end of September, with the Ligue 1 side looking to keep things tight away to Sevilla before conceding a goal shortly after half-time and then failing to make any headway after that.

Rennes finished third in the Ligue 1 table last season when the season was prematurely ended, although it was noticeable that the team were never particularly full of goals after scoring 38 goals in 28 games, with the team conceding 24 goals and often winning matches by a slender scoreline.

What Are the Best Bets for Chelsea v Rennes?

We wouldn’t put anyone off the 4/11 about Chelsea winning this game if you’re placing a Champions League accumulator bet and want to include the Blues in this bet, although we would also advise that you look at other ways to get with Lampard’s side who seem determined to keep opponents at bay.

You can get 11/8 about Chelsea winning the game without conceding, with the London side having options when it comes to stopping opponents and that includes N’Golo Kante making things solid in the midfield area, while Thiago Silva is an option although there is Kurt Zouma, Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.

With Callum Hudson-Odoi and Hakim Ziyech having impressed in the wide positions along with Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Christian Pulisic operating in attacking positions, then we think that Chelsea leading at half-time and full-time could be the wager.

We think that you could play the 2-0 and 3-0 win on the correct score market, with more confident punters able to go for the 3-0 and 4-0 victories.


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