Chelsea vs Plymouth Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 05/02/2022

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Betting Tips & Predictions for Chelsea vs Plymouth

Premier League title-challengers Chelsea have the home advantage over League One side Plymouth in the 4th Round of the FA Cup this weekend. The hosts are the big favourites to win the game and this is a match which we expect to produce plenty of goalmouth action.

Chelsea & BTTS

Chelsea haven't played Plymouth before but have won four of their last six matches in all competitions. Plymouth have only lost two of their last six fixtures but haven't played anyone even close to the class of Chelsea during that period. Both teams have scored in each of Plymouth's last four outings and the visitors have scored in each of their last 11 matches in all competitions.

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Over 3.5 Goals

In the last round of the FA Cup, Chelsea thrashed non-league Chesterfield 5-1 and we're expecting a very sim liar kind of performance from the home side this weekend. Tuchel showed respect to Chesterfield by playing a strong starting eleven and we expect Plymouth to face an equally tough Chelsea side on Saturday. Over 3.5 goals have been scored in three of Plymouth's last four matches in League One and the visitors have conceded8-goals in their last three away games combined.

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Chelsea vs Plymouth: Stats, Markets & Odds

Chelsea expected to cruise through to the next round

Chelsea last match produced a 2-0 win over Tottenham in the Premier League. Ziyech opened the scoring early in the second half and shortly after Silva made it 2-0 to put the result beyond doubt. Chelsea have had the edge over Spurs this season but there is some pressure starting to mount on Tuchel as his side are struggling to keep up with the pace of Man City. However, an FA Cup win might please the owner and give Tuchel more time to make the changes he needs to get this Chelsea side to the top of the table.

Chelsea Predicted lineup – Bettinelli, Azpilicueta, Sarr, Saúl, Loftus-Cheek, Ziyech, Pulisic, Hall, Lukaku, Werner & Hudson-Odoi

Plymouth made the trip to Doncaster last weekend where despite going behind in the 10th-minute, the visitors secured all 3pts. Jephcottequalised for Plymouth in the 23rd-minute and in the second half, Edwards and Garrick both found the back of the net to hand Plymouth a 3-1 victory. Promotion is a very realistic target for Plymouth this season and while a run in the FA Cup is always welcomed, the visitors might not be too disheartened if they lose this weekend.

Plymouth Predicted lineup – Cooper, Wilson, Edwards, Gillesphey, Scarr, Houghton, Grant, Broom, Randell, Hardie & Jephcott

Team News

Chelsea: James, Chalobah, Christensen, Chilwell & Mendy could all miss out this weekend for the hosts.

Plymouth: Randell, Mayor and Galloway are the three main doubts for the visitors.

Your Questions for Chelsea vs Plymouth

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  • Who are the favourites to win? – Chelsea are the overwhelming favourites.
  • What was the score when these two teams last met? – These two sides have never met before.
  • What time is kick-off? – 12:30 GMT, 13:30 CET.

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James Kelbrick

A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.