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The Daily Acca: Chelsea to get the job done at Stamford Bridge

Antonio Conte's side could do with a resounding victory to boost their confidence
Antonio Conte's side could do with a resounding victory to boost their confidence

Paul Robinson's last two Daily Acca's have landed at 25/1 and 11/2. Can he make it three in a row today? Here are his selections:

- Back Chelsea @ 8/15
- Back Lazio @ 4/6
- Back Tottenham @ 1/2

The Acca pays approximately 11/4

Bet 1: Back Chelsea @ 8/15 - KO 19:45 BST

Everton travel to Stamford Bridge in the EFL Cup this evening as they begin life after Ronald Koeman. David Unsworth will be the man in charge and after publically throwing his hat into the ring for the position on a permanent basis, he will be desperate to impress.

Unfortunately for him, a trip to Chelsea isn't exactly the easiest fixture in the world, and while The Blues will almost certainly play a weakened XI, it would come as no surprise if Unsworth did the same.

The side have had to play plenty of Europa games this term and their match against Leicester on Sunday has to the focus given their current predicament in the Premier League.

It's also hard to imagine that any manager would be able to turn around The Toffees overnight as it would appear that the main issue is the balance of the team. They haven't replaced Lukaku and that situation can't be rectified until January.

Chelsea aren't in the best of form themselves, but they showed good character to come back to beat Watford at the weekend and they have a rich recent history in this competition.

On balance the 8/15 is a fair price and one that I am more than happy to take.

Bet 2: Back Lazio @ 4/6 - KO 19:45 BST

There are nine fixtures in Serie A tonight and Lazio to win at Bologna at a price of 4/6 has to be the best bet of the lot.

Simone Inzaghi's men are in fine form as they come into the game having won their last six in all competitions. The stand-out was their 2-1 victory at Juventus - a result which ended Juve's long unbeaten home record in the league.

Lazio have actually won all four of their away outings this season and they are hot on the heels of Inter, Napoli and Juventus at the top of the league. Bologna are having a decent time of things themselves as after finishing 15th last year, they are up in eighth this time around.

A run of three consecutive victories came to an end at Atalanta on Sunday and it's interesting to note that they have won just one of their home games this season, and that came against the second from bottom, SPAL.

Bet 3: Back Tottenham @ 1/2 - KO 20:00 BST

It would appear that the Wembley hoodoo that had supposedly affected Spurs is now over as they have now won their last three games there - including the well documented 4-1 win over Liverpool on Sunday.

Similarly to the other EFL Cup tie tonight, I very much doubt that either manager will play their strongest line-up. The likes of Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli probably won't start the match, but Mauricio Pochettino has more strength in depth to call on.

Pochetinno's opposing number, Slaven Bilic is a man under pressure following his team's latest dismal display. They were thrashed 3-0 at the London Stadium by Brighton and this evening's game against Spurs is a huge inconvenience when they have a do or die Premier League fixture at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The hosts are in a similar situation as they have a big game against Manchester United on the same day, but they are on the up and a defeat against United wouldn't spell disaster like it would for The Hammers - and Bilic in-particular.

Recommended Acca
Back Chelsea @ 8/15
Back Lazio @ 4/6
Back Tottenham @ 1/2

The Acca pays approximately 11/4

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2017/18 P/L (1pt each bet)

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