Chelsea 11/4 favourites to win Europa League

Chelsea's excellent 3-0 win over Dynamo Kiev has moved them ever closer to a quarter-final berth and possible Europa League glory

Just a few weeks ago, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri was a man under immense pressure with his side falling short on many fronts. The Blues were thrashed by Bournemouth (4-0) and Manchester City (6-0) in a short space of time and lost 2-0 to Manchester United in a one-sided FA Cup Final, the bookmakers responding by slashing Sarri’s odds on the Premier League sack-race market. The Blues boss remains odds-on favourites to be next in line for the chop in the top-flight but his stay of execution has almost certainly been extended following a turnaround in his side’s fortunes in recent weeks.

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Chelsea responded to their hugely disappointing FA Cup defeat in decent fashion with a 5-1 aggregate win over Malmo in the Europa League last-32 round and a 2-0 Premier League win over city rivals Tottenham Hotspur, these coming either side of a hard-fought 4-3 penalty shoot-out defeat to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup. A subsequent 2-1 win at Fulham was followed by a hugely impressive 3-0 Europa League victory over Dynamo Kiev on Thursday evening and the Blues find themselves firm favourites to win the competition at odds of 11/4 with BetVictor Bookmakers.

Napoli are hot on Chelsea’s heels in the outright winner market, the Serie A side seeing off Red Bull Salzburg with a scoreline of 3-0 in their Europa League last-sixteen first-leg outing and now available at 3/1 to win this season’s Europa League.

Arsenal remain third in the outright betting at 8/1 despite losing 3-1 at Rennes on Thursday evening. The Gunners took the lead courtesy of an Alex Iwobi goal in the third minute but the French side added three of their own (one coming from a Nacho Monreal own-goal) to boost their chances of making it into the quarter-finals of the competition. Can the Gunners bounce back at the Emirates Stadium? Indeed they can but they have certainly made things pretty hard for themselves.

 

Europa League Winner – BetVictor Odds

 

11/4 –  Chelsea

3/1  –  Napoli

8/1  –  Arsenal

10/1 –  Inter Milan

10/1 –  Valencia

10/1 –  Sevilla