England – Premier League
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+1)
According to an old unchanging tradition of English football the most important match of the national Cup will be held on the first Monday after the ending of the last 38th round of EPL.
This time the final of FA CUP-2017 with participation of Chelsea and Arsenal will be held on Saturday, 27th of May at the main football arena of England - Wembley Stadium.
And now after its important semifinal winning over Tottenham (4:2) the team of Roman Abramovich headed by the coach Antonio Conte is facing the golden double.
Table position of the leaders
There are no questions left concerning the final of FA Cup. The name of the opponent is known as well as the way of winning over it. The questions had appeared concerning previously steady leadership of Chelsea in the championship especially after recent loss at Old Trafford (2:0).
Chelsea -75 (32), Tottenham – 71 (32), Liverpool – 66 (34), Manchester City – 64 (32), MU – 63 (32) …
Now the goal difference between Chelsea and Tottenham is only 4 points. That is why in order to win the champion’s title the team of Antonio Conte has to win 5 more matches.
Next Tuesday Chelsea will play the catch-up home match with Southampton. And here is the further calendar schedule of the leader:
Everton (on the 30th of April), Middlesbrough (on the 8th of May), West Bromwich (on the 12th of May), Watford (on the 15th of May) and Sunderland (on the 21st of May).
Chelsea is playing at home arena with Middlesbrough, Watford and Sunderland. And the most difficult battles Chelsea will play next Sunday in Liverpool against Everton and then will come to play with West Bromwich.
But Tottenham can also lose its points at 6 left matches. For example, during 3 next London Derby with Crystal Palace (on the 26th of April), Arsenal (on the 30th of April) and West Ham (on the 5th of May).
And for Chelsea now it is extremely important to win over the team of Claude Puel (9th line, 40 points) at Stamford Bridge. During the first round the meeting of current opponents at St Mary's Stadium has ended with two one-sided goals by Eden Hazard, Diego Costa – 0:2. Practically the same outcome will suit the team now …
Chelsea – 1,40, draw – 4,50, Southampton – 7,50;
Our tip: Chelsea to win with the handicap (-1) - odds 1,77 Pinnacle