Chelsea betting preview with Betway


The Premier League are certainly saving the best till last on the opening weekend of the 2016/17 season – the mouth-watering London derby on Monday night which sees West Ham United travel west to take on Chelsea.
Chelsea are priced as the 8/13 favourites to win the game, as they look to put their disastrous title defence of the last campaign behind them. West Ham United are the 19/4 outsiders to win at Stamford Bridge, but it's a position they won't fear - having won at prices at least double those odds last season.
The Hammers were ranked fourth in last season's table based on 'away matches', with 28 points achieved with wins at Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City, not to mention a fine 2-2 draw in this fixture. Slaven Bilic's side finished 12 points ahead of the Blues in the table.
New Chelsea boss Antonio Conte will be tasked with not only bridging that gap, but extending it enough to challenge for the title. Chelsea are 11/2 third favourites to win the title, behind Manchester City at 5/2 and the very heavily backed Manchester United at 3/1.
The Hammers are 80/1 outsiders to follow Leicester into the winners' enclosure as shock champions, and 8/1 to finish in the 'top 4' and qualify for the Champions League. The Foxes proving that 'anything is possible'.
A repeat of last season's 2-2 draw in this game is priced at 14/1 on our Betway 'Correct Score' market. Dimitri Payet is 10/1 to score the first goal of the game in a stellar list of Premier League stars. That list includes West Ham new boy Andre Ayew at 9/1. The signing from Swansea is 100/30 to mark his debut with a goal at any time.
There are over 100 markets on the Betway site for this eagerly anticipated start to the new season.